Maritime forum

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

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


European Commision



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:

  • 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 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 programmeDraft Agenda BSSConf2017

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.docx

Actions in the Black Sea:  

Funded by the European maritime and fisheries fund (EMFF) (scroll down the page to find projects) (in the search bar, please type "Black Sea")


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

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