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Balkans & Black Sea Forum 2017
Stability | Growth | Cooperation
May 25-26, 2017 | Serres, Greece


Balkans & Black Sea Cooperation Forum© refers to international conference aiming at highlighting cross‐border cooperation, enhancing bilateral and multilateral relations, strengthening business opportunities and promoting economic growth and sustainable development among the 17 States of the Balkans and Black Sea Region.

On the cross section of governmental and business sectors, the Balkans & Black Sea Cooperation Forum serves as think-tank to outline the current situation, quote political indicators, navigate to growth and cooperation and monitor the perspectives and the SDGs towards 2030 on annual basis.

Rotating annually at a different State of the region, it also includes 2 open to the public areas; the Business HUB (exhibiting zone for companies & organizations to the promotion of their core activities) and the Cultural Zone for 2 honorary countries at showcasing their cultural heritage.

Participants are Senior Officials from the EU, the Balkans and the Black Sea Bodies & Institutions, Officials from International Organizations, public officials, diplomats, businesses, entrepreneurs and academia. At the core of the Forum lies panels’ representation which by majority is consisted by international speakers and moderators.


Balkans & Black Sea Cooperation Forum monitors 7 topics:

  1. EU Balkans & Black Sea Perspectives and SDGs towards 2030
  2. Digital Economy & Innovation
  3. Maritime, Transportation, Infrastructures & Hubs
  4. Roads of Energy
  5. Women in leadership
  6. Environment, Agriculture, Use of Sources
  7. Cultural & Sustainable Tourism


Forum 360° organization constitutes an exclusive lounge for sponsors and participants at strengthening their outreach, influencing issues related to business and economic environment and explore challenges and opportunities while exchanging views with experts and specialists from the EU, the Balkans and the Black Sea Bodies & Corporations, Entrepreneurs and other International representatives.

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States of the Region The Balkans & Black Sea Cooperation Forum© concerns (in alphabetical order): 

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, FYROM, Georgia, Greece, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine.