Maritime Forum

2017 BLACK SEA STAKEHOLDER CONFERENCE ON BLUE ECONOMY, 15 September 2017, Batumi (Georgia)

Event date:
15/09/2017 (All day)
Table of Contents
    4th annual high-level stakeholder conference

    Stakeholder conference on blue economy in the Black Sea

    Connecting the region through marine and maritime cooperation


    THANK YOU! 

    ...for your interest in the 4th annual High-Level Black Sea Stakeholder Conference on blue economy in the Black Sea. Over the next days, the conference proceedings, such as the speakers' presentations, updated speaker's guide, the effective list of participants, video recordings of the working seession, will be published on this webpage. Summaries of the discussions in the working sessions will also be made available in English.


    Building on the success of the previous three events, in Bucharest (2014), Sofia (2015) and most recently in Odessa (2016), the conference has turned into a main forum for institutional and private stakeholders working on maritime affairs in the Black Sea to discuss common actions to:

    • support blue growth,
    • support integration,
    • share innovative business practices,
    • improve marine knowledge and enhance marine environment
    • promote maritime careers,
    • identify sources of funding for maritime projects and
    • seek partners to fulfil them.

    Technical sessions focused the debates on the above-mentioned themes and showcased the work carried out in the past year. The conference took stock of the implementation of the Bucharest declaration adopted in October 2016 on sustainable fisheries and discuss concrete actions to improve the sustainability of fishing resources, particularly with regard to scientific advice, sustainable small-scale fisheries, capacity building, and fight against IUU fishing. A group of eminent marine scientists, representing all coastal countries, met ahead of the conference as part of their work on a Blue Growth Initiative for Research and Innovation in the Black Sea

    EU Commissioner Karmenu Vella announced the deployment of the "Facility to promote regional dialogue on blue growth and foster blue economy development in the Black Sea region". Apart from providing technical assistance to maritime administrations in the region and promoting integration at national and regional level, the Facility should pave the way for a common maritime agenda for the Black Sea. 

    The conference offered good opportunities for networking. A small exhibition took place in the common spaces to offer inspiration and topics to debate. Among the exhibitors were: Georgian Ministry of EnvironmentMEDCOAST foundationAnaklia Development ConsortiumBulgarian Institute of Oceanology, Batumi State Maritime Academy, Flora & Fauna InternationalBatumi Shota Rustavelli State University

    In the margins of the conference, two memorandums of understanding/cooperation were signed:

    1. "Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of environmental protection of the Black Sea and its catchment" between the ministries of environment of Georgia, represented by deputy minister Ms Ekaterina Grigalava, and Ukraine, represented by deputy minister Mr Vasyl Poluyko. The Memorandum aims to step up bilateral cooperation to implement two EU Directives: the Marine Strategy Framework Directive and the EU Water Framework Directive. The link to short video on the signature ceremony is available at https://youtu.be/7JxEbw5yRY4;

    2. The Memorandum of Cooperation was signed between Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University and the Guria Region Governor Administration for the  development of blue economy and studies of the Kolkheti Lowland. Within the framework of the Memorandum, it is planned to carry out specific actions in the field of sustainable management and protection of environmental and natural resources using scientific and educational potential.


    Conference programmeFinalAgenda_BSSConf_f.pdf (EN)

    Effective list of participants: List of participants.pdf

    Speakers' guide: Speakers' Guide - Final.pdf (EN)

    Press releasehttps://ec.europa.eu/maritimeaffairs/content/building-maritime-strategy-black-sea_en (EN)


    Presentations and speeches (as delivered at the event)

    Video recordings of all presenatations will be added in the next few days

     

    Opening and welcome address

    Dr Konstantin Megrelishvili, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Finance and Economy, Autonomous Republic of Ajara, Georgia

    Sustainable blue growth: Leadership exchange

    Mr Giorgi Cherkezishvili, Deputy Minister, Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia

     

     

     

    Mr Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (video message) -  SPEECH_KVella.pdf

    Ms Ekaterine Grigalava, Deputy Minister, Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia - Speech_EGrigalava.pdf

    Mr Vasyl Poluyko, Deputy Minister, Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine 

    Mr Andriy Galushchak, State Secretary, Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine

    Ambassador Michael B. Christides, Secretary General of the Organisation of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC)

    Ms Maria Babukchieva, Head of River Basin Management Department, Ministry of environment and Water of Bulgaria

    Ms Christiana Kalogirou, Regional Governor of North Aegean (Greece), President of the Balkan & Black Sea Commission of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) - CPMR Map.pptx

    Closing intervention: Mr Bernhard Friess, Director, Maritime Policy and Blue Economy, Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission

    Panel 1: Increasing the competitiveness of the blue economy

    Moderation: Mr Christos Economou, Head of Unit, Sea basin strategies, Maritime Regional Cooperation and Maritime Security, Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MARE), European Commission

    Dr Andrzej Cieslak, Consulant, Maritime Office in Gdynia, Poland - A. Cieslak - Batumi short.ppt

    Dr Ingela Isaksson, Project Manager, Baltic SCOPE, Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management - 170915_Sweden Isaksson_Final.pptx

    Dr Andrei D. Lappo, General director, Scientific and Research Institute of Maritime Spatial Planning "Ermak Northwest", Russia

    Ms Martina Maria Paola Rossi, Manager, Maritime Technology Cluster FVG, Italy

    Mr Antonio Castillo, Head of Office in Chisinau, European Investment Bank - Blue Economy - Batumi 15.09.2017-Antonio Castillo.pdf

    Ms Laura Bobarnac, Deputy Head, Joint Managing Authority, Ministry of Regional Development of Romania - BSB JOP_ Bobarnac Laura.ppt

    Mr Nils Jansons, Deputy Head of Division for Eastern Partnership, regional cooperation  & OSCE, European External Action Service

     

    Panel 2a: Save the sea

    Moderation: Ms Sieglinde Gruber, Head of Unit, Marine Research Unit, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (RTD), European Commission

    Dr Adrian Stanica, Chairman of the Scientific Council of National Research and Development Institute for Marine Geology and Geoecology (GeoEcoMar), Romania - Stanica_structure_questions_issues.ppt

    Prof Snejana Momcheva, Director, Institute of Oceanology, Bulgarian Academy of Science (IO BAS) - BS-Batmi-2017 -presentation_SMoncheva.pptx

    Ms Sophie Benbow, Marine Programme Manager – Eurasia, Fauna & Flora International - 17 09 15 Save The Sea_Sophie Benbow.pptx

    /maritimeforum/en/file/ms-sophie-benbow-marine-programme-manager-%E2%80%93-eurasia-fauna-flora-internationalMs Sophie Benbow, Marine Programme Manager – Eurasia, Fauna & Flora International

    Ms Mariam Makarova, Head of Water Division, Integrated Managemet Department, Ministry of Environment and Narural Resources Protection of Georgia - Georgia_IMP - Makarova.ppt

    /maritimeforum/en/file/ms-mariam-makarova-ministry-environment-narural-resources-protection-georgiaMs Mariam Makarova, Ministry of Environment & Narural Resources Protection of Georgia

    Ms Olesya Petrovych, Chief specialist, Department of Econet and Protected Areas, Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine

    /maritimeforum/en/file/ms-olesya-petrovych-dpt-protected-areas-ministry-ecology-and-natural-resources-ukraineMs Olesya Petrovych, Dpt of Protected Areas, Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, Ukraine

    Dr Jaroslav Slobodnik, Team Leader, EU/UNDP project "Improving Environmental Monitoring in the Black Sea" (EMBLAS-II) - Panel_2a_EMBLAS_Jaroslav Slobodnik.pptx

    Mr Gilles Lericolais, Director, Management of European and International affairs, French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (IFREMER) - Lericolais-SavetheSea-Batumi2017.pptx

     

    Panel 2b: Fish well

    Moderation: Mr Stelios Mitolidis, Deputy Head of Unit, Fisheries Management Mediterranean and Black Sea, Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MARE), European Commission

    Prof Bayram Ozturk, Director – Turkish Marine Research Foundation/ Faculty of Fisheries, Istanbul University - Ozturk_Georgia Final.ppt

    Ms Irina Lomashvili, Chief Specialist, Biodiversity and Forestry policy Department, Ministry of Environment Protection and Natural Resources of Georgia

    /maritimeforum/en/file/ms-irina-lomashvili-ministry-environment-protection-and-natural-resources-georgiaMs Irina Lomashvili, Ministry of Environment Protection and Natural Resources of Georgia

    Ms Maia Chkhobadze, Head of the Biodiversity Control Service, Environmental Supervising Department, Ministry of Environment Protection and Natural Resources of Georgia - Batumi Conference-2017 - Maia Chkhobadze.ppt

    /maritimeforum/en/file/ms-maia-chkhobadze-ministry-environment-natural-resources-georgiaMs Maia Chkhobadze, Ministry of Environment & Natural Resources of Georgia

    Mr Miguel Bernal, Fishery Resources Officer, Secretariat of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) - GFCM_BlackSeaBlueGrowthStakeholders-Miguel Bernal.pptx

    /maritimeforum/en/file/mr-miguel-bernal-secretariat-general-fisheries-commission-mediterranean-gfcmMr Miguel Bernal, Secretariat of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM)

    Mr Pascal Savouret, Executive Director, European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) - Savouret 2B-Black Sea_Batum_15092017_RS (00000002).ppt

    /maritimeforum/en/file/mr-pascal-savouret-executive-director-european-fisheries-control-agency-efcaMr Pascal Savouret, Executive Director, European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA)

    Ms Elena Cardas, European Affairs Advisor, Association for Sustainable Development ”Prut – Dunăre” Galati – FLAG Galati (Romania) - RO TOPIC - FLAG GALATI - CARDAS.pptx

    /maritimeforum/en/file/ms-elena-cardas-association-sustainable-development-%E2%80%9Dprut-%E2%80%93-dun%C4%83re%E2%80%9D-galati-%E2%80%93-flag-romaniaMs Elena Cardas, Association for Sustainable Development ”Prut – Dunăre” Galati – FLAG (Romania)

    Panel 3a: Smart maritime infrastructures 

    Moderation: Capt. Mamuka Akhaladze, Director, Maritime Transport Agency of Georgia

    Dr Laura Alexandrov, Senior Researcher, National Institute for Marine Research and Development "Grigore Antipa", Romania - MSP_BLUE GROWTh_ L.ALEXANDROV_NIMRDA_RO pptx.pptx

    Mr Levan Akhvlediani, Chief Executive Officer, Anaklia Development Consortium (ADC), Georgia - Anaklia - Connecting Asia and Europe via Georgia - Eng-1.pdf

    /maritimeforum/en/file/mr-levan-akhvlediani-chief-executive-officer-anaklia-development-consortium-adc-georgiaMr Levan Akhvlediani, Chief Executive Officer, Anaklia Development Consortium (ADC), Georgia

    Ms Irina Zapatrina, Chairman of the Board, Ukrainian Public-Private Partnership Development Support Center - Zapatrina_Batumi_2017.pptx

    Mr Georgios Christofi, Head of Environment & Capacity Building Unit. European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) - Blue Economy in the Black Sea - EMSA_George Christophi-1.pdf

     

    Panel 3b: Towards improved environmental monitoring of the Black Sea

    Moderation: Ms Tamar Bagratia, Head of National Environmental Agency, Georgia

    Ms Ekaterine Grigalava, Deputy Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia

    Mr Vasyl Poluyko, Deputy Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine

    Dr Jaroslav Slobodnik, Team Leader of the EMBLAS II project - Panel_3b_EMBLAS_Jaroslav Slobodnik.pptx

    Mrs Marine Arabidze, ‎Head of the Department of Environmental Pollution Monitoring, National Environmental Agency, Georgia

    /maritimeforum/en/file/mrs-marine-arabidze-national-environmental-agency-georgiaMrs Marine Arabidze, National Environmental Agency, Georgia

    Dr Viktor Komorin, Director of Ukrainian Scientific Research Institute of Ecology of the Sea, Ukraine - Komorin_09_2017.pptx

    /maritimeforum/en/file/dr-viktor-komorin-director-ukrainian-scientific-research-institute-ecology-seaDr Viktor Komorin, Director of Ukrainian Scientific Research Institute of Ecology of the Sea

    Dr Eugen Dykyi, Deputy Director of Ukrainian Scientific Research Institute of Ecology of the Sea, Ukraine

    Ms Olena Marushevska, PR expert of the EMBLAS II project - Olena M.pdf

    /maritimeforum/en/file/ms-olena-marushevska-pr-expert-emblas-ii-projectMs Olena Marushevska, PR expert of the EMBLAS II project

     

    Way forward & Closing remarks

    Mr Bernhard Friess, Director, Maritime Policy and Blue Economy, Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission 


    Venue: Hotel Radisson Blu Batumi (1 Ninoshvili Street 6000 Batumi Georgia) 

    Location: Batumi, Georgia
    Date: 15/09/2017


    Press corner: What is integrated maritime policy? IMP_background_press_EN.doc ; IMP_background_press_UA.DOCIMP_background_press_RU.DOC ; IMP_background_press_RO.docxIMP_background_press_BG.docx


    Actions in the Black Sea:  

    Funded by the European maritime and fisheries fund (EMFF)

    https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/maritimeforum/en/frontpage/98 (scroll down the page to find projects)

    https://ec.europa.eu/easme/en/emff-projects (in the search bar, please type "Black Sea")

     

    Funded by the Black Sea Cross-border cooperation programme (Black Sea CBC)

    http://blacksea-cbc.net/projects/our-projects/

     

    European Commission, DG MARE - Black Sea

    https://ec.europa.eu/maritimeaffairs/policy/sea_basins/black_sea_en

     

    Black and Caspian Sea project

    http://www.emsa.europa.eu/implementation-tasks/training-a-cooperation/traceca-iii.html

     

    European Commission/UNDP, EMBLAS - Improving Environmental Monitoring in the Black Sea 

    http://emblasproject.org/

     

    EU Horizon 2020's SME Instrument (Georgia, Turkey, Ukraine, Republic of Moldova associated)

    https://ec.europa.eu/easme/en/horizons-2020-sme-instrument


    For questions, please contact: BlackSeaBlueEconomy@gopacom.eu


     

    Comments

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      Connecting the region through marine and maritime cooperation
      15 September 2017, 08.45 – 18.00
      Batumi, Georgia

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