Date: 30/01/2014, 08.45 – 17.15
Location: Bucharest, Romania
The Black Sea basin faces numerous challenges of marine and maritime nature. There is a need of an enhanced cooperation across all coastal states to ensure growth and sustainable development of the blue economy taking into account existing commitments for protection of the environment.
The Black Sea Stakeholders conference was called to give visibility to the concrete work carried out in the Black Sea showing the benefit of regional cooperation. The conference came to encourage a dialogue at more technical level in specific fields of the maritime domain such as maritime clusters, environmental protection, fisheries management and aquaculture. It sought to stimulate cross-sectorial initiatives which are mutually beneficial to the littoral states concerned.
- Programme [226 KB] All available translations.
- Background document [860 KB] All available translations.
- List of participants [158 KB]
- Press release [361 KB] All available translations.
- Conference proceedings - summary [270 KB] All available translations.
- Conference proceedings - minutes [843 KB] All available translations.
Following the opening remarks of the key-note speakers, the conference moved on to discuss:
- Panel 1: Partnership in the region
- Panel 2: Blue Growth: the Integrated Maritime Policy
- Panel 3: Promoting sustainable sea food production and consumption
- Panel 4: Preserving the marine environment of the Black Sea
- Panel 5: Fostering the Black Sea economy through cross-border projects and maritime clusters
- Panel 2 - Pariat [2 MB] All available translations.
- Panel 3 - Prof Öztürk [4 MB] All available translations.
- Panel 3 - Srour [2 MB] All available translations.
- Panel 3 - Vialova [2 MB] All available translations.
- Panel 4 - Di Pietrantonio [323 KB] All available translations.
- Panel 4 - Januszewski [295 KB] All available translations.
- Panel 4 - Luybcheva [2 MB] All available translations.
- Panel 5 - Bustinduy Navas [578 KB] All available translations.
- Panel 5 - Dimitrova [571 KB] All available translations.
- Panel 5 - Hertzog [2 MB] All available translations.
- Panel 5 - Périssé [751 KB] All available translations.
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