Security and Stability in the Black Sea Area

On 5-9 April CESS and the Bulgarian Centre for SouthEast European Studies (CSEES) organised an Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) titled "Establishing Security and Stability in the Wider Black Sea Area: The Role of the New Democracies". The event that was held in the Bulgarian mountains (Bansko) south of Sofia was sponsored by NATO's Security Through Science Programme. CESS and CSEES gathered policymakers, scholars and representatives of Think Tanks, Research Institutes and NGOs from the Black Sea littoral states and from a few EU and NATO member countries. The main goal of the discussions was to look at innovative ways of promoting a bottom-up approach to designing common policies addressing security challenges in the region; of course this bottom-up approach should mainly be enhanced through the civil societies of the countries surrounding the Black Sea. The event was very productive due to the frank and open discussions that took place and due to the focused contributions that were delivered. The presented papers are currently edited and will be published after the summer in a volume on security and co-operation in the Black Sea Area.



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