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.
In the margins of the conference there will be plenty opportunities for networking. A small exhibition is planned in the common spaces to offer inspiration and topics to debate. Among the exhibitors are: Georgian Ministry of Environment, MEDCOAST foundation, Anaklia Development Consortium, Bulgarian Institute of Oceanology, Batumi State Maritime Academy, Flora & Fauna International, Batumi Shota Rustavelli State University.
The udpated conference programme, speakers' guide and the list of the registered participants are published below.
The online REGISTRATIONS will be open until 6 September 2017, at 12.00 CET.
After this, you will be able to register on the spot in Batumi, before the start of the conference.
Conference programme: BlackSeaConf_agenda_fin.pdf (EN)
List of participants: ListOfParticipants_12092017.pdf
Speakers' guide: Speakers' Guide - Final.pdf (EN)
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)
European Commission, DG MARE - Black Sea
Black and Caspian Sea project
European Commission/UNDP, EMBLAS - Improving Environmental Monitoring in the Black Sea
EU Horizon 2020's SME Instrument (Georgia, Turkey, Ukraine, Republic of Moldova associated)
For questions, please contact: BlackSeaBlueEconomy@gopacom.eu