• Thank you



    The organisers' team would like to Thank you for your interest in the 3rd High-Level Black Sea Stakeholder Conference.  In the next days, you will find some useful documents about the Conference such as the speakers' presentations, the speaker's guide, the effective list of participants and other conference proceedings.  Please note that the summary of the conference proceedings will be soon available in English.

  • Introduction

    Cooperation in maritime affairs and the potential of the blue economy in the Black Sea have gained visibility and attention in the recent years. Government representatives and private stakeholders operating marine and maritime business endeavours, and coming from all coastal countries met in Bucharest (2014) and Sofia (2015) to identify areas of economic potential and mutual interest, and discuss avenues for cooperation. As a result, emerging areas such as maritime spatial planning found implementation through concrete cross-border cooperation projects, more funding for sustainable blue growth actions is made available through national operational programmes and cross-border cooperation programmes, while the public authorities acknowledge the need to adapt their policies and capacities to help the blue economy thrive.

    Building on the success of the two previous Stakeholder conferences, the European Commission in cooperation with Ukraine will stage a forum for blue growth in Odessa. The one-day event will focus on the added value of the blue economy in the Black Sea region and bring together successful entrepreneurs and policy makers on the table to debate on:

    • how to bring destinations closer to tourists,
    • how coastal and maritime tourism can help blue economies thrive,
    • how to chart the sea bed with the help of the research community,
    • how to fund maritime business endeavours and where to find partners,
    • what skills and competences are needed to enable the marine/maritime workforce to apply new technologies,
    • how to use the sea in a sustainable manner.

    Working languages of the conference will be English, Russian and Ukrainian.

    For further information about DG MARE action, please consult EU Maritime Affairs.

Short event description

Conference stakeholders blue economy Black Sea Odessa coastal tourism


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  • Directions

    Event venue address

    Hotel Bristol 15 Pushkins'ka street Hotel Bristol 65026 Odessa Ukraine
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