Participation of the PABSEC International Secretariat in the Regional Stakeholders Conference on Black Sea Synergy: the way forward, Athens, 7 November 2019
As a follow-up to the Ministerial Meeting on BSEC – EU Cooperation (Brussels, 18 June 2019), the International Centre for Black Sea Studies (ICBSS), within the framework of the Hellenic BSEC Chairmanship-in-Office, organized the Regional Stakeholders Conference on ‘Black Sea Synergy: the way forward’, in Athens, Greece, on Thursday 7 November 2019.
The PABSEC International Secretariat was represented by the PABSEC Deputy Secretary General Mr. Miltiadis Makrygiannis.
The event provided a platform for dialogue for stakeholders from EU member states and non-EU Black Sea countries, to stimulate the discussion on the future of the Black Sea Synergy in the short and medium term.
Through thematic working groups, special emphasis was placed on the four fields of cooperation: culture and tourism, education, transport, and energy, in order to overcome bottlenecks and maximize their potential.
The four working groups were held in an interactive manner with questions and discussions amongst moderators and participants.
Mr. Miltiadis Makrygiannis participated in the Working Group for Culture and Tourism and the Working Group for Energy and briefly described the PABSEC activities in these fields.