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Sustainable development at the Black Sea


The Romanian Presidency of the EU Council in the first Semester of 2019 is an excellent opportunity to build, strengthen, promote and disseminate its strategic goals, which are in accordance with the EU policies and objectives. Positioned both in the lower part of the Danube Region and the Western Black Sea, Romania has been strategically interested in strengthening cooperation in both regions.
The “Sustainable Development at the Black Sea” Conference under the auspices of the EU Council Presidency is an excellent opportunity for Romania as well as the whole EU to take major steps towards the development, approval and implementation of a Strategic Agenda in the Black Sea region. This will support and guide the way towards a knowledge-based society, where innovation and smart activities bring the sustainable social and economic growth in the entire Black Sea region.
The conference will bring together all major categories of stakeholders with active and potential roles in building a sustainable and innovative society in the Black Sea region. Besides the research and academic communities, the Conference will bring together actors from all the Black Sea countries, supporting a smart connection between Europe and Asia, aiming to bring to life the “Silk Road” of the future. Decision and policy makers, academics, professionals, local communities, environmental NGOs, business persons will work together in five parallel sessions. The scope is to identify policy options and priorities, as well as plan future actions. Outcomes of the parallel sessions will be used to strengthen and support the “Bucharest Declaration” aimed to build a Sustainable and Innovative Society around the Black Sea. The Conference will thus be a landmark also on a process started by the EC in 2016, which has grouped DG R&I, DG MARE, the Eastern Partnership and a group of researchers in the Black Sea countries to develop a strategic plan to back the smart and sustainable growth in the region.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action


Dimitrie Onciul Street 23-25
024053 Bucharest
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 100 000