The International Centre for Black Sea Studies (ICBSS), a non profit think tank based in Athens, Greece, is hosting the 2nd International Black Sea Symposium on “The Black Sea Region: the State of Play and the Way Forward” to be held on the island of Kalymnos, Greece, on 30 June – 5 July 2009.
The International Black Sea Symposium provides a forum for study, dialogue and networking in a multicultural and interdisciplinary environment, thus contributing to understanding and cooperation in the Black Sea region and beyond. The target group are young professionals (22-35 years old), such as policy-makers, academics, journalists, diplomats, Members of Parliament, entrepreneurs, civil society leaders and researchers, primarily from the countries of the wider Black Sea area, EU member states, the United States and Central Asia.
Deadline for applications is 31 March 2009.
Up to 40 participants will have the unique opportunity to gain insights into issues of importance for the future development of the Black Sea region during a four-day intensive course led by prominent experts. Interactive sessions focusing inter alia on the role of key stakeholders, the protracted conflicts, energy security, or EU-Russian relations will alternate with workshops on conflict resolution. In smaller groups participants will develop action recommendations for policy makers and civil society as well as project ideas to be pursued by the participants themselves after the end of the Symposium.
Successfully launched in 2008, the International Black Sea Symposium aims to create a network of young professionals, generate knowledge on the Black Sea region and create capacity among the young generation of stakeholders from the wider Black Sea region.
If you are a young professional (22-35 years old) and fluent in English, we look forward to receiving your application by 31 March 2009.
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