Taking into account a very dynamic contribution that the energy and creative ability of youth can make to further development of the Black Sea cooperation process, the Assembly felt the need to discuss the issue of youth cooperation as a separate subject and adopted a recommendation on Youth Cooperation in the Black Sea Region (rec. 24/1997). The PABSEC members have stressed that the parliaments and governments of the BSEC member states should do their utmost to elaborate and implement comprehensive and consistent youth policies addressing the needs of the younger generation in the fields of education, employment, social security and culture.
In order to promote friendship and cooperation among the young generation, the Assembly has supported the establishment of the Black Sea Cultural Alliance in Moscow, and provided assistance to the organization of the Children and Youth Festival of the BSEC Member-States, in Sochi (Russia), on 24-30 August 2001 (rec. 48/2000). The second edition of this festival was also organized in Sochi in August 2002, also under the PABSEC auspices (rec. 58/2001).
- Youth Unemployment and Employment Policies in the BSEC Region: the Need to Empower the Young Generation (report, rec. 139/2014)
- The Role of Sport in Promoting Growth, Employment and Social Cohesion in the BSEC Region (report, rec. 145/2015)