Stakeholder conference on blue economy in the Black Sea
Connecting the region through marine and maritime cooperation
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:
Technical workshops will focus the debates on the above-mentioned themes and seek an open discussion with the audience.
This year, the conference will also take 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.
The draft conference programme is published below.
Draft conference programme: Draft Agenda BSSConf2017
Venue: Hotel Radisson Blu Batumi (
Location: Batumi, Georgia
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)
For questions, please contact: BlackSeaBlueEconomy@gopacom.eu