Georgi Pirinski, Member of European Parliament, Program Director of the Solidarity Society Foundation
Regine Schubert, Director of the Bulgaria Office, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
Is there an alternative to confrontation in the Black Sea region? Could a potentially eruptive region engage into the path of de-escalation of tension? Is dialogue possible between confronting states – and could a peaceful solution be found without a dialogue? Is cooperation unthinkable alongside numerous frozen – and… Прочети повече
Ladies and gentlemen,
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to address you today.
The Varna Forum’s motto is ‘Thinking Together’.
To that, I would like to add the European Union’s philosophy of ‘working together’.
In the European Union, we believe that challenges are best overcome by working with, not against each other. This spirit is encoded in the very DNA of our common European project.
And one area where we… Прочети повече
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I wish to thank the organizers, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and my old friend, Minister Georgi Pirinski, for honoring me with their invitation to this important event. Indeed, it is a privilege for me to address this distinguished audience on an issue of paramount importance, given the troubled and uncertain times not only the wider Black… Прочети повече
The participants in the Varna Forum 2.0 (13 – 14 May 2017) shared the view that it provided a timely and useful platform for “thinking together” on the prospects for development of the Black Sea Region (BSR) as an area of cooperation at times of changing regional and global realities. Discussions covered a broad range of subjects concerning the accumulated experience in the on‑going Black Sea cooperation, the relevance of the region in the context of EU–Eurasia interrelationships, and… Прочети повече
Radoslav Deyanov, Expert (PhD), RAD Consulting, Economics and International Relations Institute
This paper provides a number of considerations for discussion at the Varna Forum 2.0 (2017), which relate to the merits and the prospects for elaboration and adoption of a 21-st century European Macro-Regional Strategy (MRS) for the Black Sea Region (BSR). The paper builds upon the proceedings of the Varna Forum… Прочети повече
VARNA FORUM 2.0: THINKING TOGETHER
Friday, May 12 to Sunday, May 14, 2017
Bulgaria, Varna, Hotel Imperial
Friday, May 12, 2017
Arrival of participants/ Registration/ Check in
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Opening Remarks by
Regine Schubert, Director, FES-Bulgaria
Georgi Pirinski, MEP, Programme Director, SSF, Bulgaria
Lyubomir Kyuchukov, Director, EIRI, Bulgaria
Introductory Keynote Statements:
Michael Christides, Secretary-General, BSEC
Karmenu… Прочети повече