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IFSPD sends a message of peace

The International Conference “European Identity”, organized by the Belgrade Catholic Archdiocese with the support of the International Foundation for Sustainable Peace and Development (IFSPD), was held on 9 November 2018, in Belgrade (Serbia).

The objective of this conference was to send a message of peace on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. The Belgrade Catholic Archbishop, His Excellency Stanislav Hocevar, and H.E. Sem Fabrizi, Ambassador of the EU Delegation to Serbia made a welcoming speech and in their speeches they stressed the importance of holding this conference, as well as the relevance of the issues to be discussed. The opening speech was delivered by Prof. Darko Tanaskovic, Ph.D., a fully-fledged member of the IFSPD. Prof. Dr. Tanaskovich, in his speech, touched upon many topical issues that impede the establishment of peace, and the ability to overcome these problems.

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IFSPD advocates peaceful conflict resolution

The International Conference on Conflict Resolution, organized by the Public Policy Institute (PPI) in collaboration with the International Foundation for Sustainable Peace and Development (IFSPD), was held on 1 November 2018 in Sofia (Bulgaria).

The Public Policy Institute was established in 2012 as a project of its founder Prof. Zdravko Popov, Ph.D., a member of the Board of Directors of the International Foundation (IFSPD). The Institute has the status of a private, non-governmental organization operating within the framework of the legal form of the foundation.

The conference was attended by high-ranking and distinguished representatives of the intelligentsia, diplomacy, scholars and intellectuals. On behalf of the International Foundation (IFSPD) Amb. Dimitar Kostov, Ph.D. President of IFSPD, made a report on “Peacekeeping Operations as a UN Practice”. Secretary General and Vice-President of IFSPD, Prof. Eldar Hasanov, Ph.D. delivered a speech on “Ensuring the rule of international law and justice in conflict resolution”, and Assoc. Prof. Dr & Dr. Honoris Causa Sabahudin Hadzialic, International University of Travnik (Bosnia and Herzegovina), made a report on the topic “Media literacy vs. Political manipulation as the Conflict Resolution “conditio sine qua non””. IFSPD member, Prof. Ljubica Vasic, Ph.D., Megatrend University (Serbia) delivered a speech on “The difficult transition to democracy – a case study (Republic of Serbia).”

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IFSPD Secretary General met with the representative of the IT company „Butasbureau“

On 18 October 2018 in Belgrade (Serbia) Secretary-General of the International Foundation for Sustainable Peace and Development (IFSPD) met with the representative of the company “Butasbureau”, Mr. Nenad Butas Jelenich. This Eastern European company works in the field of information technology, marketing and media, and since September of this year has been servicing the website …

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International Foundation for Sustainable Peace and Development and Vienna Economic Forum Signed a Memorandum of Understanding

On 14 September 2018 a comprehensive meeting between the representatives of the leadership of the Vienna Economic Forum (VEF) and the International Foundation for Sustainable Peace and Development (IFSPD) was held in the premises of the central office of the Vienna Economic Forum based in Vienna (Austria) under the consent and errand of the leadership …

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IFSPD helps families in need and young talents

On 1 September 2018 in Belgrade (Serbia) a meeting was held between IFSPD Secretary General and Vice-president Prof. Dr Eldar Hasanov and two families who live in harsh material conditions.

The Ristic family from Aleksinac (Serbia) raises five children in very difficult conditions in a rented house without heating or electricity. The head of the family, Sladzan Ristic, due to health problems, cannot find a permanent job, and he tries hard to provide the basic living and studying conditions for his children.

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International conference in honor of the Centenary of the legendary Nelson Mandela

Press release 08.06.2018, Belgrade, Serbia On June 8, 2018 in Belgrade, Serbia, an International conference was held in honor of the Centenary of the legendary Nelson Mandela, organized by the International Foundation for Sustainable Peace and Development (IFSPD), a non-governmental organization whose founders and numerous members are worthy and prominent representatives of the intelligentsia, scientists, …

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IFSPD Secretary-General met with the IFEPR President

Secretary-General of the International Foundation for Sustainable Peace and Development (IFSPD) Prof. Dr. Eldar Hasanov met with the President of the International Foundation for Education Policy Research (IFEPR) Prof. Taras Finikov, on 30 April 2018 in Belgrade (Serbia). During this meeting, each side became more familiar with the activities of both organizations, with the aim …

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On the initiative of the International Foundation for Sustainable Peace and Development (IFSPD) a book will be published in honor of the 100th anniversary of the legendary Nelson Mandela

On 12 February 2018 in Belgrade (Serbia), a meeting was held between IFSPD Secretary-General Prof. Eldar Hasanov and a well-known Serbian writer, journalist, and producer, Ms. Vesna Jugovic de Vincha, the author of Nelson Mandela’s Last Message. This meeting was also attended by IFSPD experts Ms. Sandra Bogunovich and Ms. Jovana Mojsovich, as well as …

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Statement of International Foundation for Sustainable Peace and Development (IFSPD) on murder of Oliver Ivanovic

17 January 2018 International Foundation for Sustainable Peace and Development (IFSPD) is extremely saddened by the news about the murder of the head of the civil initiative “Freedom, Democracy, Justice”, Oliver Ivanovic that happened on 16 January 2018 in the city of Kosovska Mitrovica. IFSPD condemns this terrible criminal act and expresses his condolences to …

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FSPD Vice-president Mr. Mehmet Akkan Suver participated at the Vienna Economic Forum on 6 November 2017

FSPD Vice-president Mr. Mehmet Akkan Suver participated at the Vienna Economic Forum on 6 November 2017 where he represented International Foundation for Sustainable Peace and Development (IFSPD). He informed Dr. Elena Kirtcheva and Dr. Günther Rabensteiner that despite a great desire of IFSPD President, Mr. Dimitar Kostov and IFSPD Secretary-General, Prof. Eldar Hasanov were not …

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Statement of International Foundation for Sustainable Peace and Development (IFSPD) on the Referendum in Catalan Region of Spain

International Foundation for Sustainable Peace and Development (IFSPD) declares that the referendum in Catalan region of Spain from 1 October 2017 is a unilateral act that is not approved by the central government of Spain. It contradicts article 2 of the Spanish Constitution, which provides for the unity of this state, and it violates the …

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From 8 to 9 October 2017 the Secretary-General of International Foundation for Sustainable Peace and Development (IFSPD) Prof.Dr. Eldar Hasanov met with IFSPD President Mr. Dimitar Kostov and a member of IFSPD Board of Directors Mr. Zdravko Vassilev Popov

As all of the members of Board of Directors, as well as the leadership of our organization, had been informed, from 8 to 9 October 2017 the Secretary-General of International Foundation for Sustainable Peace and Development (IFSPD) Prof.Dr. Eldar Hasanov met with IFSPD President Mr. Dimitar Kostov and a member of IFSPD Board of Directors …

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Statement of International Foundation for Sustainable Peace and Development on Referendum in Iraq

International Foundation for Sustainable Peace and Development (IFSPD) expresses its serious concern over the so-called referendum on independence in the region of the Republic of Iraq, populated mainly by Kurds. This referendum is a unilateral act that is not approved by the federal authorities of Iraq. It was boycotted by Arabs and Turkmens residing in …

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Statement of the International Foundation for Sustainable Peace and Development on the Rohingya Violence

International Foundation for Sustainable Peace and Development (IFSPD) has been anxiously following the incoming news of violence and ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya from Myanmar since August 2017. An abiding disregard of the Rohingya crisis can lead to the point of destabilization of the regional security in this part of the world. IFSPD supports the …

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On 15 August 2017 representatives of the International Foundation for Sustainable Peace and Development (IFSPD) and its International Center for Support and Coordination of Economic Cooperation (ICSCEC) met in Istanbul with representatives of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

On 15 August 2017 representatives of the International Foundation for Sustainable Peace and Development (IFSPD) and its International Center for Support and Coordination of Economic Cooperation (ICSCEC) met in Istanbul with representatives of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), to discuss possible areas of joint activities and cooperation. The meeting was held at the UNDP …

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A meeting with a well-known conductor and National Artist of Azerbaijan, Mr. Yalchin Adigozalov 11 August 2017 Istanbul, Turkey.

During the 16th Meeting of General Assembly, which took place on 10 June 2017 in Istanbul, Turkey, a decision was made in the field of culture to approve the project related to the creation of International Youth Festival Orchestra under the leadership of the well-known Azerbaijani conductor Mr. Yalchin Adigozalov. The meeting with the head …

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Statement of the International Foundation for Sustainable Peace and Development (IFSPD) on the situation in the Persian Gulf

The International Foundation for Sustainable Peace and Development (IFSPD) continues to closely follow the occurrences in the Middle East, including the situation in the Persian Gulf. Unfortunately, this region has been under domestic and international conflicts for many years. The emergence of yet another hotbed of tension, caused by the blockade of Qatar, does not …

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Statement of the International Foundation for the Sustainable Peace and Development (IFSPD) regarding Armenian’s attack on July 4, 2017 civilians of the village Alkhanly of Fizuli.

International Foundation for Sustainable Peace and Development (IFSPD) reports that on July 4, 2017, civilians of the village Alkhanly of Fizuli – Guliyev Sahib (born in 1967) and her two-year-old granddaughter Guliyev Zakhra were killed by the armed forces of Armenia, firing mortars and grenade launchers from the village of Alkhanly of Fizuli, region of …

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The research project of BSCSIF in cooperation with MEPEI: “Multiculturalism in the context of the modern globalizing world. The Romanian narrative on pluralism and diversity”.

The International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and Caspian Sea (BSCSIF) together with the Middle East Political and Economic Institute (MEPEI) has launched the report “Multiculturalism in the context of the modern globalizing world. The Romanian narrative on pluralism and diversity”. This report is the result of the 6 month research …

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Istanbul Declaration of the General Assembly of the International Foundation for Sustainable Peace and Development Јune 10, 2017, Istanbul, Turkey

The General Assembly of the International Foundation for Sustainable Peace and Development (hereinafter referred to as the International Foundation), guided by the Charter of the International Foundation, as well as the norms and principles of international law, Reaffirming that the main purpose of the International Foundation is to promote dialogue, mutual understanding, strengthen confidence, tolerance …

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Resolution of 16th General Assembly meeting

QUORUM FOR THE BOARD MEETING HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED. FOLLOWING THE COMPREHENSIVE DISCUSSION OF THE AGENDA, THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAS ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING DECISIONS: QUESTION №1: Welcoming speech and report of the BSCSIF President Mr. Chingiz Abdullayev, regarding the two-year activity of the BSCSIF during his presidency. RESOLUTION: The members of the International Foundation have expressed …

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Resolution of 16th Board of Directors meeting

QUORUM FOR THE BOARD MEETING HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED. FOLLOWING THE COMPREHENSIVE DISCUSSION OF THE AGENDA, THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS HAS ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS: QUESTION № 1: Consideration of appeals and approval of new full-fledged members (physical and juridical persons) in BSCSIF 1. Ms. Nina Karelina (Russian Federation) 2. Mr. Vladimir Pligin (Russian Federation) 3. …

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16th Board of Directors and General Assembly Meeting of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and Caspian Sea

Press release, Istanbul, 10th of June, 2017 On June 10th in Istanbul, Turkey the Meeting of the General Assembly and Board of Directors of the International Foundation for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea (International Fund) took place.  Honorable representatives, members of the Board of Directors from the countries in …

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The Anniversary General Assembly and 12th Board Meeting of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and Caspian Sea. Istanbul, Turkey

On the 9th of March, 2014, the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and Caspian Sea (BSCSIF) celebrated five years since its establishment. The city of Istanbul hosted the General Assembly and 12th extended Board Meeting of the BSCSIF as well as the Awards Gala organized on the occasion of the …

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Financial support from the Istanbul Branch of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and Caspian Sea in Turkey

On behalf of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and Caspian Sea, through the Istanbul branch office – International Centre for Support and Coordination of the Economic Cooperation – financial support was provided to the injured people and families of the innocent people who lost their life as a result …

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Statement of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea regarding the events in Turkey

The International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea (International Fund) with serious concern and anxiety followed the news of the military coup attempt of the Turkish government legitimately elected by the Turkish people in a democratic way. International Fund supports people and the elected government of Turkey in …

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The 15th Board of Directors and General Assembly Meeting of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and Caspian Sea

On June 17, 2016 in Bucharest, Romania was held the 15th meeting of the Board of Directors and General Assembly of the International Foundation for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea (International Fund). Romania, representatives of which are among the founders of the International Fund and in the capital of …

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BSCSIF in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), since 1st of August, 2013

The Economic and Social Council at its Substantive Session of July 2013 adopted the recommendation of the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations to grant Special consultative status to BSCSIF. It was informed with the letter, that includes the privileges and benefits, responsibilities and obligations that the special consultative status with ECOSOC confers on the BSCSIF within …

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BSCSIF PROJECTS FOR 2016

1) The initiative “the Economic zone of the Silk Road”. 2) Development of index of the International Fund. 3) Multiculturalism in the context of the modern globalizing world. 4) Non-aligned countries: security challenges and how to overcome them. 5) “Azerbaijan: Alternative Energy Solutions”: the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline – Connecting Caspian and Adriatic Seas. 1) The initiative …

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The 15th meeting of the Board of Directors and General Assembly of the BSCSIF

The 15th meeting of the Board of Directors and General Assembly of theInternational Fund for the cooperation and partnership of the Black sea and Caspian sea is scheduled to take place in Bucharest, the headquarters of the BSCSIF, on June 16-18, 2016 where (June 16- arrival, June 17- meeting, June 18-departure of participants). At the …

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Opening of the branch of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea in Africa

On October 4, 2016, in Johannesburg city of the Republic of South Africa there was held opening ceremony of the branch of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea (International Foundation) in Africa. The event was attended by prominent public figures of the South Africa, members of …

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Statement of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea on stabilization of relations between Russia and Turkey

The International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea (BSCSIF), established in 2009 with the aim of contribution to the dialogue, understanding and peace in the regions of the Black and Caspian Seas and uniting currently representatives of intelligentsia, famous academicians and public figures from 33 countries, including from …

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Statement on combating international terrorism

International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea (International Fund) resolutely condemns any forms and manifestations of terrorism, regardless of whenever, wherever and by whomsoever they are committed, and underlines that terrorism can not and should not be associated with any religion, nationality and civilization. The International Fund expresses …

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Statement of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea regarding the terrorist acts in Paris and сrash of the Russian airplane

The International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black and Caspian Seas (hereinafter International Fund) firmly condemns bloody terrorist acts that were committed in Paris on November 13, 2015, and a large terrorist attack, as a result of which the plane A321 of the Russian airline “Kogalymavia” crashed on October 31, in Egypt. The …

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The International Summer School in CROATIA, Sipan.

In the period June 28 – July 1, 2015, the Chief Coordinator of the central office of BSCSIF, Juia Akhunova participated in the annual 14th International Summer School in Sipan, Croatia, organized by the Atlantic Council of Croatia in cooperation with NATO PDD and International Institute for Peace (Vienna), represented by Mr. Peter Stania, member …

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The Balkan branch of BSCSIF finalized the first research project on the topic “The issue of strengthening bridges of trust among the youth of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia as a condition for regional stability”

At present young people play an essential role in the approximation, reconciliation and strengthening of ties between the peoples of the region. The aim of the study is to examine the views and opinions of young people on the topic of post-conflict reconciliation and tolerance among the peoples of the above-mentioned Balkan countries, to facilitate …

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THE DECLARATION

On the 24th of May, in the Parliament of Ukraine, the legislative proposal “On State Language Policy” was considered. The legislative proposal, developed by the deputies, envisages besides the state Ukrainian language, the use of minority languages. Consideration of the document caused controversy and open confrontation in the Parliament. According to the opposition, the adoption …

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The Baku Declaration of the General Assembly of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and Caspian Sea, May 23, 2015

The International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and Caspian Sea (hereinafter, International Fund) guided by the Charter of the International Fund as well as the norms and principles of international law, reiterating that the main goal of the International Fund is to contribute to dialogue, mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among …

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The 14th General Assembly and Board Meeting of the BSCSIF, Baku, Azerbaijan

On May 23, 2015, the capital of the “Land of Fire”, Baku, hosted with the traditional hospitality the 14th Meeting of the General Assembly and Board of Directors of the International Fund for cooperation and partnership of the Black Sea and Caspian Sea (International Fund). The event was attended by the distinguished guests from Azerbaijan, …

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Statement on behalf of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea regarding the terrorist acts in Paris and Istanbul

International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black and Caspian Seas (hereinafter International Fund) firmly condemns terrorist acts that have occurred recently in the building of the satirical magazine “Charlie Hebdo” in Paris, as well as in the tourist district Sultanahmet of the Istanbul center, arranged by suicide bomber near the police station. International …

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Statement on the Azerbaijani civilians taken as hostages by Armenia

As an organization closely following the settlement process of the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict, the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and Caspian Sea (the International Fund) states with a sense of regret that the past 2014 year didn’t mark a breakthrough in the conflict settlement, which means that another year was wasted …

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Statement on the deteriorating situation in the south-eastern regions of Ukraine

The International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea (International Fund) expresses its deep concern regarding the deteriorating situation in the south-eastern regions of Ukraine. These events appear to be a tragedy not only for Ukraine and the Ukrainian people, but also for all the states in the region …

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11th Vienna Economic Forum – Vienna Summit 2014, Niederösterreich

On 24 November 2014 Dr. Akkan Suver, Vice-President of BSCSIF represented the Black Sea – Caspian Sea International Fund at the 11th Vienna Economic Forum – Vienna Summit 2014 that was held in Niederösterreich, Vienna. The President of Austria Dr. Heinz Fischer, Federal Chancellor of Austria, Werner Fayman, Prime Minister of Montenegro Milo Djukanovic, Prime …

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THE 6th EASTERN PARTNERSHIP CIVIL SOCIETY FORUM (EaP CSF), Batumi, Georgia, 20 – 21 November

Between 20-21 November 2014, BSCSIF Project Coordinator, Julia Akhunova participated in the sixth annual Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum on behalf of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, being a full member of the EaP CSF with voting rights this year. 225 organizations were selected to …

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Statement on behalf of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea at the 6th Assembly of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum Batumi, Georgia November 20-21, 2014

Dear participants of the Forum, First of all, I would like to thank you for the invitation to participate in the 6th Assembly of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (CSF) and the opportunity to speak on behalf of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea (International …

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The Conference “6 Years of Austerity and the Impact on Collective Bargaining” 15th November 2014

The Conference “6 Years of Austerity and the Impact on Collective Bargaining” was held by European Lawyers for Workers Network in Paris, France in 15thNovember, 2014.Many important professors from the world’s leading universities and trade unions took part in the conference as speakers and shared their valuable thoughts and determinations regarding employees’ problems in the …

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Turkey-Lithuania Business Forum 9 December 2014 Istanbul, Turkey

Consulate of Lithuania in Istanbul and DEİK (Foreign Economic Relations Board) hosted and organized Turkey-Lithuania Business Forum, in İstanbul Turkey on 9th of December.  The Secretary General of International Center for Support and Coordination for Economic Cooperation   Mr. Murat Teber and the board member Mrs. Elif Cagla Isik have attended the Business Forum on …

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Meeting between BSCSIF, ICSCEC and guests from South Africa held on 15 August 2014, in Istanbul, Turkey

On 15th of August 2014, representatives of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea (the International Fund) and its International Centre for Support and Coordination of Economic Cooperation (ICSCEC) met with guests from South Africa in Istanbul to discuss possible directions for collaboration and common action.ICSCEC, where …

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Appeal of the International Fund to Israel

International Fund expresses deep concern regarding the ongoing hostilities in the Gaza Strip and emphasizes that their further development may strongly affect the security of the entire region and lead to the destabilization of the situation being already tense throughout the Middle East, undermining the efforts of the conflicting parties and international community to achieve …

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The International Fund expresses its concern on the ongoing hostilities in the Gaza Strip ​, Palestine​

International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea (International Fund) extends its deepest condolences and wishes patience to bear their loss to the families and relatives of Palestinian people. International Fund expresses deep concern regarding the ongoing hostilities in the Gaza Strip and emphasizes that their further development may …

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The International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea (International Fund) expresses its concern about the persistent and repeated violations of the ceasefire, occurring during the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

According to the reports of media and officials, starting from July 27, 2014 on certain segments of the Armenian-Azerbaijani state border and the line of contact lying through the occupied territories of Azerbaijan, there were clashes between the armed forces of Armenia and Azerbaijan, as a result there have been large losses on both sides. …

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Statement of BSCSIF regarding the tragic incident of the Malaysian Airlines Flight 17

The International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea (BSCSIF) notes regretfully that the ongoing violence in the eastern regions of Ukraine led to the death of hundreds of peaceful international civilians, by downing the Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. The leadership and all members of the BSCSIF express their …

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Appeal of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea to the International Committee of the Red Cross

The International Fund expresses its grave concern over the seizure of Azerbaijanis by Armenian military in Kelbajar region of Azerbaijan occupied by Armenia, who went to their homes to honor the graves of their ancestors and instead were subjected to severe torture. The occurred events negatively affect the process of a peaceful settlement of the …

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Mr. Ashraf Shikhaliyev, Director of Azerbaijan International Development Agency, visits the Black Sea Caspian Sea International Fund Headquarters in Bucharest, Romania.

On July 18, 2014, Mr. Ashraf Shikhaliyev, Director of Azerbaijan International Development Agency (AIDA), visited the Headquarters of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and Caspian Sea (BSCSIF) in Bucharest. The BSCSIF Executive Director, Ms. Alev Balgi, Project Coordinator, Ms. Julia Akhunova, Coordinator of the reasearch department, Ms Valentina Albu …

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Meeting held between BSCSIF, ICSCEC and UNDP IICPSD – Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development

On 23 June 2014, BSCSIF representatives participated in a meeting with the Director of the UNDP Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD), Ms. Simona Marinescu and its colleagues. The meeting, attended by Ms. Alev Balgi, Ms. Natalia Ciobanu and Mr. Farid Khalilov representing BSCSIF, aimed at identifying and developing potential joint projects …

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Meetings held between BSCSIF, ICSCEC and Universities

Between 2 and 23rd of June, BSCSIF and ICSCEC representatives Ms. Alev Balgi, Ms. Natalia Ciobanu and Mr. Farid Khalilov had a series of meetings with representatives of some of the most reputed universities in Turkey. Meetings were held in turn with Prof. Dr. Gülay Barbarosoğlu, Rector of Boğaziçi University, Prof. Dr. Mehmet Sabri Çelik, …

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Meeting held between BSCSIF, ICSCEC and DEİK – Foreign Economic Relations Board

On 20 June 2014, BSCSIF and ICSCEC representatives participated in a meeting with the Secretary General of Turkey’s Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK), Mr. Bahhri Can Çalıcıoğlu and DEIK Coordinator, Ms. Çağla Mazlum. The meeting took place at the premises of DEİK, where, on behalf of BSCSIF, its Executive Director, Ms. Alev Balgi presented the …

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Meeting held between BSCSIF, ICSCEC and TİKA – Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency

On 19 of June 2014 representatives of BSCSIF and its International Center for Support and Coordination of Economic Cooperation (ICSCEC) met in Ankara with the Vice President of Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) to discuss possible directions for common action and cooperation. The meeting took place at TIKA’s premises, where Mr. Ali Maskan, Vice-President …

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Meeting held between BSCSIF, ICSCEC and GMF – The German Marshall Fund of the United States Ankara Office

On 19 of June 2014, Ankara Office of the German Marshall Fund (GMF) hosted the meeting between GMF Country Director, Mr. Özgür Ünlühisarcıklı and BSCSIF represenatatives – Ms. Alev Balgi, BSCSIF Executive Director, and Ms. Natalia Ciobanu, ICSCEC Project Coordinator. The meeting aimed at identifying common topics of interest between GMF and BSCSIF with the …

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Regional Branch office of the BSCSIF for the Balkans provides humanitarian aid for the victims of the flooded regions in Serbia

On behalf of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea (BSCSIF) the representatives of the Regional Branch office for the Balkans in Belgrade have reached today the Krupanj municipality, bringing humanitarian aid in products and goods for the people who have suffered as a consequence of the …

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Official visit of BSCSIF delegation to Minsk, Belarus

At the official invitation of the Belarussian side, on May 6, 2014, in Minsk has been held the meeting between H. E. Mr. Aleksandr Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus and the representatives of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and Caspian Sea (BSCSIF), Ms. Ismail Safi, President, Mr. …

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Statement of BSCSIF regarding the events unfolding in Ukraine

The International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea (the International Fund) is closely observing the events unfolding in Ukraine, which is one of the cofounders of the International Fund, and once again expresses its deep concern on the deteriorating situation in this country. The International Fund notes regretfully …

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STATEMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL FUND REGARDING THE CRITICAL SITUATION IN UKRAINE AND MUTUAL SANCTIONS

The International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea (the International Fund) deeply regrets that as a result of the Ukrainian crisis more than four thousands people lost their lives, hundred of thousands became displaced persons, European security and trade and economic cooperation on the continent were seriously impaired. …

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“Side by Side for the Black Sea” Training Course – a Young View on Old Problems

In times of socio-economic crisis, the Black Sea – Caspian Sea International Fund (BSCSIF) brings about solutions, by concluding the first step of an ambitious, though necessary answer to the issue of preventing water pollution – a Training Course on Capacity Development for Youth NGOs supported by European Commission through “Youth in Action” Programme. The …

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BSCSIF meets with FAO representatives to strengthen the cooperation in the region in areas of sustainable development

On 16 April 2014, representatives of BSCSIF had a meeting with the representatives of Subregional Office for Central Asia of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAOSEC) based in Ankara, with the purpose of exploring and discussing potential areas of collaboration that could be built in the future.  The meeting was attended by President …

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DEFINING THE CASPIAN: ASPIRATIONS, OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

The Caspian is the largest inland body of water in the world, stretching from the shores of the Black Sea to the heart of Central Asia, it is a region rich in energy resources, with huge economic potential, and a meeting point between cultures and civilizations. Given the region’s geographic position between powerful states, for …

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Appeal of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea to the Heads of the State Duma of Russian Federation, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and European Parliament. March 9, 2014

The International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea (International Fund) expresses great concern and unease regarding the political crisis evolving in Ukraine, accompanied by instability and confrontation. Ukraine plays an important role in Central Europe and in the Black Sea region, and brings a significant contribution to political …

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Executive Director of BSCSIF attended the Fifth Conference of the Civil Society Organizations in the Islamic World

On 14-15 December 2013 Mrs. Curpedin-Balgi Alev, Executive Director of BSCSIF attended the Fifth Conference of the Civil Society Organizations in the Islamic World that was held in Istanbul. The Conference was attended by about 400 members representing 230 civil society organizations. H.E. Cevdet Yılmaz, Turkish Minister of Development, delivered the keynote speech at the …

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The 13th Board Meeting of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and Caspian Sea Minsk, Republic of Belarus

On the 25th of October, 2014, the city of Minsk hosted the 13th Board Meeting of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and Caspian Sea (BSCSIF). The event was attended by the distinguished guests from the BSCSIF member countries, high officials from Belarus, representatives of regional and international organizations, ambassadors …

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The executive director of BSCSIF attended the second annual forum on Business and Human Rights under the patronage of United Nations

On 2-4 December 2013, in Geneva, Switzerland Mrs. Curpedin-Balgi Alev , the executive director of BSCSIF attended the second annual forum on Business and Human Rights under the patronage of United Nations. The Forum was established by the Human Rights Council and is under the guidance of the UN Working Group on Business and Human …

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Adviser to the BSCSIF President for Economic Cooperation attended the Eurasian Business Forum in Turkey

On 12-15 December 2013 Mr. Mammadov Orhan, Adviser to the BSCSIF President for Economic Cooperation attended the Eurasian Business Forum in Turkey. Eurasia Economic Relations Association (Eco Eurasia) and Full Black Sea Industrialists’ Businessmen’s Associations (TÜKSİAD) organized the Eurasian Business Forum in Gebze, with the support of International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black …

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From the Caspian Sea to the Black Sea – a strategic view

On December 2, 2013, in the Gala Hall of the Marmara University, Istanbul, has been held the opening ceremony of the symposium “From Caspian Sea to the Black Sea – a strategic view”. The International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and Caspian Sea has been represented at the festive opening by …

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What exacerbates Karabakh conflict today? – Opinion by European expert – INTERVIEW

interview with Alev Curpedin-Balgi, Executive Director of Black Sea and Caspian Sea International Fund – Share, please, your thoughts on the prospects of Azerbaijan’s integration to Europe Azerbaijan’s geostrategic location enables it to engage in major regional initiatives and projects of global significance. Since, geographically Azerbaijan is located in a close neighborhood it serves as …

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Symbol for justice, equality and dignity has passed away

Obituary Symbol for justice, equality and dignity has passed away Nelson Mandela has had a challenging life and full of hardship. Nevertheless, he never gave up and defended his beliefs and values till his last breath. A fighter against apartheid, the great humanist Nelson Mandela was an experienced politician, a symbol of unity and peace …

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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University is taking its place in the international arena

n 7-8 November 2013, the Black Sea – Caspian International Fund brought together in the city of Rise rectors and academics representing universities from the countries of Black Sea basin. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University is taking its place in the international arena. This important event was organized under the signature of Dr. Ismail Safi, Istanbul …

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Meeting between the representatives of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and Caspian Sea and European Policy Centre.

On November 27, 2013, in Brussels has been held a meeting between the representatives of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and Caspian Sea (BSCSIF) and European Policy Centre (EPC). The delegation of BSCSIF, consisting of Mr. Eldar Hasanov, Secretary General, Ms. Alev Balgi, Executive Director, and Ms. Julia Akhunova, …

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Baku International Humanitarian Forum

On October 31- November 1 2013, the Executive Director of the BSCSIF Mrs.Curpedin-Balgi Alev participate to the third Baku International Humanitarian Forum. 7 former Presidents, 13 Nobel Prize laureates, 7 Emeritus Professors, 107 world-famous public and political figures , 794 participants, representing 65 countries and 5 international organizations, took part in the Forum. The Forum …

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“New Security Challenges: perspectives from the West and from the East” First NATO/EU-SCO Think-Tank Meeting

On September 24, 2013, the National Military Circle from Bucharest hosted the first international meeting of think tanks from NATO, EU and Shanghai Cooperation Organization Member States (SCO) with the theme “New Security Challenges: perspectives from the West and from the East”. The event was organized by the EURISC Foundation (European Institute for Risk, Security …

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Black Sea NGO Forum – 6th edition ”Building Sustainable and Effective Regional Cooperation”, 4th -6th September, 2013 – Bucharest, Romania

n the 4th of September, 2013, Ms Valentina Albu participated at the 6th edition of the Black Sea NGO Forum, ”Building Sustainable and Effective Regional Cooperation”, held in Bucharest. The Black Sea NGO Forum is an annual event which aims to create an open space for debate, mutual knowledge and understanding, communication and cooperation among …

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THE GRAND BSCSIF PRIZE FOR THE YEAR 2012 AWARDED TO H.E. BARONESS CATHERINE ASHTON

On August 30, 2013 Mr. Marius Opran, Director of the BSCSIF Brussels branch, has paid an official visit at the European External Action Service (EEAS) headquarters in Brussels in order to grant the Grand Prize for the year 2012 to the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs & Security Policy/Vice-President of the European …

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Visit of Prof. Dr. Eldar Hasanov in Minsk, Belarus

In July 2013, Prof. Dr. Eldar Hasanov, Secretary General of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and Caspian Sea, made a visit to Minsk, Belarus, where, accompanied by Mr. Vitalie Buzdugan, the representative of Belarus in our Fund, has participated in a range of meetings with influent high officials: Mr. …

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Young Leaders of the Black Sea Forum – BSEC Youth Forum

During the period of 27-28 June, 2013, Ms. Valentina Albu, coordinator of the BSCSIF Research Centre in Bucharest, was invited to speak as guest panellist at the Young Leaders of the Black Sea Forum, held in Baku, Azerbaijan, under the aegis of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization (BSEC). On 27th of June, the Forum’s …

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H.E. Eldar Hasanov, best Ambassador of the South-East and Central Europe in 2013

On the occasion of the last 28th ceremony of awarding the best managers and other successful men of the region, it was decided to grant the traditional and highly important award “Best Ambassador of the South-East and Central Europe in 2012” to H.E. Dr. Eldar Hasanov, Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Republic …

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BSCSIF Gala Dinner in Brussels

On June 19, 2013, the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and Caspian Sea (BSCSIF) organized the Gala Dinner on the occasion of granting Awards 2012 to high-rank officials from the EU Institutions, and to BSCSIF member countries, which have distinguished themselves, according to international appraisals, by outstanding achievements in the …

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Mr. Vahid Aliyev, Lieutenant-general, visited the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and Caspian Sea

On June 7, 2013, Mr. Vahid Aliyev, Lieutenant-general, the Assistant to the President of the Republic of Azerbaidjan, Ilham Aliyev, visited the International Fund for Cooperation andPartnership of the Black Sea and Caspian Sea (BSCSIF), during an official visit in Bucharest. Mr. Vahid Aliyev was accompanied by his deputies, Mr. Ramiz Tahirov and Mr. Elshad …

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BUCHAREST FORUM Levant, Cradle of Cultural Diplomacy Rediscovering the Mediterranean

During May 23 – 25, 2013, the Parliament House and the Bucharest National Library hosted the International Forum: „Levant, Cradle of Cultural Diplomacy: Rediscovering the Mediterranean”, organized by the Romanian Foundation for Democracy, in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin, Senate and Chamber of Deputies of Romania, Government of Romania, Romanian Cultural …

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Visit of BSCSIF-President to Bucharest, 23 -27 May

During his visit to Romania, Dr. Akkan Suver visited the National Defense University Carol I. Dr. Suver was welcome by Commandant of the University, General Teodor Frunzeti, and presented his thanks to General Frunzeti for heaving joined the 16th Eurasian Economic Summit. Dr. Suver was informed about activity of the University.Dr. Akkan Suver also met …

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CYBERSECURITY – PRESENT AND PERSPECTIVES

On 26 of March 2013, theInternational Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea (BSCSIF) organized the conference “Cyber Security in Romania – Present and Perspectives”, at Howard Johnson Hotel in Bucharest. The main topics were structured in two panels – ”Strategy and implementation” and ”Standards and trainings” – and …

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“New Security Dynamics in the Black Sea region”

The event “New Security Dynamics in the Black Sea region”, organized by the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and Caspian Sea, took place on March 21, 2013, in Howard Johnson Hotel, Bucharest. The invited speaker was Mr. Sergei Konoplyov, the Director of theHarvard Black Sea Security Program and US-Russia Security Program. …

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The General Assembly and 10th Board Meeting of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and Caspian Sea

On April 12, 2013, Istanbul kindly hosted the 10th Board Meeting and General Assembly of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and Caspian Sea (BSCSIF). The meeting had an extended format, and due to the participation not only by the members of the Board of Directors, but also by the …

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The 4th International Black Sea Development Congress, Regional Development Plan for the Eastern Black Sea Region, Regional Development Plans Symposium, October 31 – November 1, 2012, Rize, Turkey

The 4th International Black Sea Development Congress, DOKAP (Regional Development Plan for the Eastern Black Sea Region) and Regional Development Plans Symposium have been held in Rize between 31 October and 01 November. Many politicians, bureaucrats, scientists, members of non-governmental organizations and media representatives have attended the Symposium, which was organized by the Association to …

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“The Contemporary World Multilateral Dialogue: The Changing World And China In Development”, November 27-28, 2012, Beijing, China

Secretary General of the BSCSIF Branch in Istanbul, Mr. Tuğrul Veli, represented Turkey and our organization in the international meeting “The Contemporary World Multilateral Dialogue: The Changing World And China In Development”, which was held in Beijing in November 27-28, in cooperation with China Center for Contemporary World Studies and China Peace and Development Fund …

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The Contemporary World Multilateral Dialogue: The Changing World And China In Development”, November 27-28, 2012, Beijing, China

Secretary General of the BSCSIF Branch in Istanbul, Mr. Tuğrul Veli, represented Turkey and our organization in the international meeting “The Contemporary World Multilateral Dialogue: The Changing World And China In Development”, which was held in Beijing in November 27-28, in cooperation with China Center for Contemporary World Studies and China Peace and Development Fund …

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Youth Side Event, EAP CSF, 2-3 October, 2013, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

On 2-3 of October, 2013 Ms Valentina Albu represented BSCSIF at the Youth Side Event to the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, held in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova. The Youth Side Event was an initiative meant to encourage youth participation in the process of decision-making within the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, where BSCSIF is …

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The 5th Civil Society Forum of the Eastern Partnership “Together for a European Future

On October 4 and 5, 2013 the Black Sea Caspian Sea International Fund became a full participant, representing an EU member country, at the 5th General Assembly of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (CSF) “Together for a European Future”, held in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova. The BSCSIF delegation attending the CSF consisted of Alev …

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Meeting between the Black Sea Caspian Sea International Fund and Romania-Turkey Business Women Association

On October 9, 2013, the headquarters of the Black Sea Caspian Sea International Fund in Bucharest hosted the meeting between the BSCSIF and Romania-Turkey Business Women Association in order to discuss the perspectives of further cooperation between the two organizations. Ms Birgul Senyuva, the president of the Association, Ms Alev Balgi, the executive director of …

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The economic, social and political consequences of protracted conflicts in the Black Sea – Caspian Sea region and prospects for the conflict settlement

Research Project “The economic, social and political consequences of protracted conflicts in the Black Sea – Caspian Sea region and prospects for the conflict settlement” The ongoing research will highlight the main aspects regarding the impact of the conflicts from Nagorny-Karabakh, Transnistria,Abkhazia and South Ossetia on the countries from the region. The political background and evolution …

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BSCSIF – observer at the 4th Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum 2012, Stockholm.

The end of the year 2012 was marked as well by the participation of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea as an observer in the 4th annual Civil Society Forum (CSF) of Eastern Partnership. Thereby, on the 29-30th of November 2012, Ms. Julia Akhunova, BSCSIF Project …

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Europe – Russia – Asia: Eurasian cooperation and the future idea of eurasianism

The international conference entitled “Europe – Russia – Asia: Eurasian cooperation and the future idea of eurasianism” was held in the period October, 3 – 7, 2012, in the city of Varna, Bulgaria. Representatives from 15 countries participated at the conference and presented reports on such topics as: processes and development related to Eurasian geopolitical …

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BSCSIF participation in exchange research program, September-December 2012, Baku

As part of a program of the International Development Agency under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan, BSCSIF was invited to participate in Baku, to take part in a research project in collaboration with the Center for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SAM). Therefore, on behalf …

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“Views on South Caucasus”, Bucharest, December 11, 2012

On December 11, 2012, the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and Caspian Sea (BSCSIF), together with the European Foundation Titulescu organized a round table on the topic “Views on South Caucasus” In the debate, moderated by Luiza Popa, representing BSCSIF, participated Ms. Paraschiva Bădescu, former OSCE Ambassador in the Balkans …

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“Bulgaria’s relations with Russia and the countries from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)”, December 6-7, 2012, Sofia, Bulgaria

Secretary General of the BSCSIF Branch in Istanbul, Mr. Tuğrul Veli, attended the meeting entitled “Bulgaria’s relations with Russia and the countries from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)”, which was held by Russia and CIS Peoples Friendship Federation in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, in December 6-7. In the meeting, Mr. Tuğrul Veli delivered …

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Statement of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and Caspian Sea regarding the recent bloodshed of US diplomatic missions in Libya and other countries of the Muslim world. (17 September 2012)

International Fund for Сooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea (Fund) expresses its deepest grief on assassination of US Ambassador with his three diplomats as a result of furious assault by violent extremist groups to US Consulate in eastern Libya of Benghazi on September 11, 2012, and as well to all …

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BSCSIF at the Black Sea Non-Governmental Organizations Forum

On June 26, 2012, in Istanbul, the 20th Anniversary Istanbul Summit of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) Heads of State or Government was held. It marked the 20th anniversary of the launching of BSEC at the Istanbul Summit, on June 25 1992. The event, which was hosted by the Republic of Turkey, …

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Side by Side for the Black Sea- finalist at Gala Voluntarilor

“Side by Side for the Black Sea” was among the five finalists for 2011’s Best Environmental Project award within Volunteer Gala in Romania. This was a nominee at national level along  the major projects undertaken last year in different fields of activity. The SBS project was represented at the Volunteer’s Gala by the complete project team: …

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VIII SESSION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS IN ISTANBUL, TURKEY

On the 10-12th of April, the 8th Session of the Board of Directors of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea was held in Istanbul, Turkey. During the Board Meeting very actual issues have been discussed related to the objectives of the Fund, with particular emphasis on …

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Side by Side for the Black Sea- awarded by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

“Side by Side for the Black Sea” is among the eight projects selected by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in cooperation with other international organisations involved in the Health & Environment policy process as a Best Practice Concept on youth and children’s involvement in the field of Environment and Health. The project will be presented …

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The 5th International conference-symposium “Ecological chemistry – 2012”, Chisinau, March 2-3, 2012

In March, 2-3, 2012, the conference-symposium Ecological Chemistry – 2012 took place at the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Moldova (ASM), and it was attended by more than 250 specialists from Europe, USA and CSI. The chairman of the conference – symposium was the President of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic …

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NGOs’ COOPERATION IN THE BLACK SEA – CASPIAN SEA REGION

On the 25th of April, 2012, the headquarters of the Black Sea- Caspian Sea International Fund hosted NGO Briefing that was organized in collaboration with the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Romania. The briefing was participated by distinguished Azay Guliyev, the Chairman of Azerbaijan-Romania Inter-parliamentary Working Group, and the Chairman of the Council of State Support …

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International Conference ”Early Recovery and Consequence Management in the Aftermath of Natural and Man-Made Disasters in the Greater Black Sea Area”, January 27-29, 2012, Bucharest.

On January 27-29, 2012, the Center for East-European and Asian Studies organized the international conference entitled ”Early Recovery and Consequence Management in the Aftermath of Natural and Man-Made Disasters in the Greater Black Sea Area”, in the framework of CRISHOPE Project, financed by the Black Sea Trust/German Marshall Fund. The conference was attended by Mihail …

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International Dialogue for Environmental Action, November 24 -26, 2011

In the period, November 24 -26, 2011, the members of the BSCSIF project team, Julia Akhunova and Roxana Raceu, took part in the International Camp of Ecologists, that was held in a picturesque Azerbaijani town, Gabala, under the moto “Role of young people in the ecological governance. Today and tomorrow”. The Conference was organized in …

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Black Sea NGO Forum 2010

In the period, 21 – 23 of October 2010, Roxana Raceu and Diana Ioana Calin, the BSCSIF experts, took part in the International Conference ELSEDIMA – “Environmental Legislation, Safety Engineering and Disaster Management”, hosted by the Faculty of Environmental Sciences of the University “Babes Bolyai”, Cluj Napoca. The event was organized by the University Babes …

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Conference “Research and analisys in the area of international relations and european studies”, Bucharest, November 17, 2011.

On the 17th of November, 2011, the International Black Sea-Caspian Sea Fund took part in the Conference “Research and analisys in the area of international relations and european studies”, organized by the Centre of European Policy, Romania, in collaboration with the Institute of political science and international relations, Romanian Academy and University Babes-Bolyai. This event …

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“Role of Poland and Romania in the implementation of conclusions of the 2nd Eastern Partnership Summit in Warsaw”, 28th of November, 2011

On the 28th of November, 2011, the seminar titled “Role of Poland and Romania in the implementation of conclusions of the 2nd Eastern Partnership Summit in Warsaw” was held in Bucharest. The Seminar was organized by the Embassy of Republic of Poland in Romania in cooperation with the Romanian Centre for European Policies. The seminar …

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The Black Sea NGO Forum 2012, 5th Edition „Participation and inclusion for responsible development in the Black Sea Region”, Bucharest.

During 24th-25th of October, the Romanian NGDO Platform (FOND), in partnership with the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Representation of the European Commission in Romania organized the fifth edition of the Black Sea NGO Forum, entitled “Participation and inclusion for responsible development”. International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and …

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Unreconciled Differences: Turkey, Armenia and Azerbaijan” by Scott Taylor

On the 9th of October, 2012, on the initiative of Heydar Aliyev Foundation and Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Romania the presentation of the book “Unreconciled Differences: Turkey, Armenia and Azerbaijan” by Scott Taylor, a Canadian writer, was organized in Bucharest. The Black Sea-Caspian Sea International Fund was represented on the event by …

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The 7th board meeting of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partenership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea

In the period, August, 19 – 20, 2011, the 7th Session of the Board of Directors of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea (BSCSIF) was held in Moscow, Russian Federation. During the Board Meeting very important and actual issues have been discussed: economic cooperation of the …

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The project of civil society monitoring “Role of civil society in contemporary countries of the region”, July, 3-10, 201

One of the most important projects of the year-2011 was the Project of civil society monitoring, titled “Role of civil society in contemporary countries of the region”. The first monitoring was held in Azerbaijan in the period, July, 3-10, 2011. The project was implemented by the group of independent experts: Felicia Scoarta, Adviser to Secretary …

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The 4th Business Forum of the Union of Black and Caspian sea Confederation of Enterprises, June 30 – July 2, 2011

In period June 30 – July 2, 2011 Georgian Entrepreneurs Confederation hosted the fourth Business Forum of the Union of Black and Caspian Confederation of Enterprises (UBCCE) in Batumi, Georgia. Out Fund was represented on the Forum by the Vice-President, Mr. Tamaz Berdze. The Business Forum was held under the moto “Business is becoming green” …

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4th International Investment Forum

Between 10th and 11th of November 2010, BSCSIF was the Informational Partner of the 4th International Investment Forum held in Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine. Forum was held under support of Zaporizhzhya Regional Council. Official Partner: Ernst&Young, Educational Partner: International Institute of Business MBA-Partner: International Management Institute (MIM-Kyiv), Informational Partner: International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the …

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The Project “Tolerance, Religion and Cultural Diversity”

Международная программа по обмену молодежи, «Толерантность, Религия и Культурное Разнообразие», проходила в Кобулете, Грузия, в период с 14 по 21 апреля. Основные цели и задачи проекта : – определить и понять различия и общие черты обществ, к которым принадлежат участники; – принять и понять важность различных культур, религий и взглядов; – совместить людей различного социального, …

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International Conference “The politics of EU Eastern enlargement

ne,10-11, 2011 in the International Conference “The politics of EU Eastern enlargement”, which took place in Varna, Bulgaria. The conference, being the first cooperative project, was organized by Chernorizets Hrabar Free University of Varna in collaboration with the Diplomatic Institute of Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Republic of Bulgaria and the International Fund for Cooperation …

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The 6th Board meeting of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partenership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea

The vice-president of BSCSIF, Dimitar Kostov and the Counselor of BSCSIF Secretary General, Felicia Scoarta, participated in the period of June,10-11, 2011 in the International Conference “The politics of EU Eastern enlargement”, which took place in Varna, Bulgaria. The conference, being the first cooperative project, was organized by Chernorizets Hrabar Free University of Varna in …

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The Project “Romania – Turkey. Partnership for Democracy”

The youth democracy project “Romania – Turkey. Partnership for Democracy” took place in Constanţa, Romania, from 1st February – 31st May 2011. One of the aims of this project is to improve cooperation between young participants from Romania and Turkey. Following the planned reunion, the 30 participants from the two above mentioned countries, aged 18-25, …

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THE PRESENTATION OF THE DOCUMENTARY FILM “FROM CASPIAN SEA TO DANUBE”

On the 5th of October, 2011 in Belgrade, Serbia, on the initiative of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan, the presentation of the documentary film “From Caspian sea to Danube” was held; it is devoted to the glorious way of the “223rd Belgrade infantry division”, …

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National Conference on Environmental Law

On November 11, 2010, at the Ecological University of Bucharest, BSCSIF took part in the first “National Conference on Environmental Law” and the scientific session “The new codes in the evolution of Romanian law”, with the international participation of the Faculty of Law and Administrative Sciences of the EUB. Specialists from universities and scientific research …

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5h World Youth Congress

Between July, 31 and August, 13, 2010, Diana Ioana Calin, member of the BSCSIF project team, participated at the 5th World Youth Congress held in Istanbul, Turkey. Istanbul hosted the 5th in the series of World Youth Congresses on Youth and Development, organized by Minstry of State from Turkey, E-Genclik Association, Peace Child International and …

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Training Course on writing projects within YiA framework

BSCSIF in partnership with Romanian National Agency for Youth in Action Program organized, between 22nd and 25th of July 2010, a Training Course on writing projects within YiA framework for representatives of over 15 organizations. The training, which took place at BSCSIF headquarters, provided the participants with knowledge and skills to write and manage Youth …

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21st Century Higher Education, Leadership, Innovation and Human Capital Development

Between 8th and 10th of July 2010, BSCSIF participated, in the international conference and workshop on “21st Century Higher Education, Leadership, Innovation and Human Capital Development – Euro-Atlantic, Black Sea and Caspian Sea Area Studies”, held in Bucharest, ROMANIA. Bucharest hosted the international conference dedicated to the Black Sea and Caspian Sea area studies, on …

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The New NATO Strategic Concept – Perspectives and Opportunities

Black Sea Caspian Sea International Fund participated at the round-table “The New NATO Strategic Concept – Perspectives and Opportunities”, organized by the European Institute in Romania, on October 29th, 2010. The round-table was organized taking into consideration the debates raised upon the elaboration and adoption of the New NATO Strategic Concept (NSC). The efficiency and …

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Cooperation in Black Sea – Caspian Sea area in times of globalization. National perspectives

On October 25th, 2010 in Bucharest, ROMANIA, Black Sea Caspian Sea International Fund organized a panel entitled “Cooperation in Black Sea – Caspian Sea area in times of globalization. National perspectives” within the Conference “Towards enhancement of European energy supply: Azerbaijan in focus”. The main organizers of the conference were the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Romania and Azerbaijan – Romania Culture and Youth …

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International Conference “Ecologic Performance into a Competitive Economy”

On November 11, 2010, BSCSIF participated in the 3rd session of the International Conference “Ecologic Performance into a Competitive Economy”, which took place in Bucharest, Romania. The event was organized by the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies (the Faculty of Agrifood and Environment Economics) in collaboration with: Moldovan Academy of Economic Studies, Romanian Academy, National …

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International Conference on “Environment, Maritime Resources and Pollution”

On November 12th, 2009 in Istanbul, Turkey, BSCSIF and Marmara Foundation organized the International Conference on “Environment, Maritime Resources and Pollution”. To the conference were invited heads of local governments, analysts, experts, university professors and representatives of research institutes from Romania, Russian Federation, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Republic of Moldova, Kirghizstan Georgia. Conference was held under …

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Inauguration of Black Sea-Caspian Sea International Fund

The Black Sea and the Caspian Sea region includes a wide range of different cultures, religions and dynamic political views. From historical point of view, this region has always played a very significant role in the system of international relations. Today the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea area is becoming more and more important …

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