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The President of the Marmara Group Foundation and the Vice-president of the International Foundation for Sustainable Peace and Development (IFSPD), Dr. Akkan Suver, was awarded by the Republic of Austria with the “Decoration of Honour in Gold”

Dr. Akkan Suver, President of the Marmara Group Foundation and long time Strategic Partner of Vienna Economic Forum was awarded with the “Decoration of Honour in Gold” by the Republic of Austria during a ceremony held at the Austrian Embassy in Ankara. H.E. Dr. Ulrike Tilly, Ambassador of Austria to Turkey, presented the Medal and …

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15th Jubilee Vienna Economic Forum – Vienna Future Dialogue 2018

The Prime Ministers of the Western Balkans – again at the Vienna Economic Forum for a round of cooperation The Management Board and the Members of the Vienna Economic Forum had the honor and the pleasure to once again welcome high-ranking round of Prime Ministers from the Western Balkans at the 15th Jubilee Vienna Economic …

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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 …

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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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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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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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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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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 …

Read moreThe 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”

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 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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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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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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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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