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The CPMR  will take part in “the Black Sea confrontation or cooperation? Varna Forum 2.0 – Thinking together”.

In May 2015 the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, the Solidarity Society Foundation and the Economics and International Relations Institute hosted the first Thinking Together Varna Forum, which set the beginning of a dedicated political discussion on the challenges to and prospects of the Black Sea region developments.

The aim of the Thinking Together Varna-2 discussions is to examine the potential for synergies between existing sectoral programs by means of a strategy for a new generation Black Sea Macro region for sustainable development and to bring the idea to the attention of European institutions and public opinion in the Black Sea countries

The discussions will be oriented along the following guiding ideas:

  • The Black Sea – a European Backwater or a European Macro Region?
  • The Black Sea – Borderline or Bridge for the European Union – Eurasian Economic Union Interaction?
  • The Black Sea Space – Minefield or Pillar in the Evolving European Security Landscape?