BSEC PERMIS co-hosted with the World Bank a highly stimulating panel discussion on the future of the “Blue Economy” in the Black Sea region today. With the punchy title of “Actions rather than words for the Blue Economy in the Black Sea Region, it was run under the umbrella of #BSEC’s ‘Blueing the Black Sea’ (BBSEA) project funded by the Global Environment Facility and promoted by the World Bank aimed at combatting marine pollution. A number of highly distinguished panelists provided a series of excellent, practical ways the Blue Economy in the Black Sea could be advanced. The session was supported by the Delphi Economic Forum and moderated by Spyros Kouvelis of the EPLO Institute for Sustainable development. Click for full details of the event



  • Monday 29, Nov 2021
Bring European Maritime Day to your country in 2022

EMD 2022, the annual EU meeting point on maritime affairs and sustainable blue growth, and the place where ‘Ocean Leaders Meet’, will take place in Ravenna, Italy on 19 & 20 May 2022. As every year, this will not be the only action to celebrate our seas and oceans. EMD In My Country 2022 events will also take place all over Europe from 1 April till 31 October 2022.

Are you ready to submit your event(s) for 2022? Fill in the application form before 31 January 2022 and bring European Maritime Day 2022 to your country!!

Read more details in European Commission website

  • Wednesday 24, Nov 2021
Green Deal in the Mediterranean and Black Seas: New upd...

Today, the European Commission completed its proposal for the 2022 fishing opportunities in the Mediterranean and Black Seas, adopted on 17 September 2021. 

With this non-paper, the Commission has completed the elements missing from the initial proposal, in particular, fishing opportunities stemming from the decisions taken at the 44th annual session of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM)Search for available translations of the preceding and elements for the implementation of the Western Mediterranean Multi-annual Management Plan (West Med MAP).

The elements complementing the Commission’s initial proposal are based on the latest scientific advice and reflect the Commission's ambition for achieving sustainable fisheries and thriving ecosystems in these two sea basins, in line with the legal obligations under the common fisheries policy (CFP) and the commitments taken at international level, reflected in the recently adopted GFCM 2030 Strategy.

You can find more details in European Commission's website and in the Commission Services non-paper .

  • Tuesday 23, Nov 2021
Post Event info of the Romanian Stakeholder National Ev...

Dear participants,

Thank you very much for your involvement in the national event dedicated to the Common Maritime Agenda "Unlocking the development potential for the Black Sea".

It was a pleasure to have you with us and we hope to collaborate as well as possible on other occasions.

For those who wanted, but couldn't get to the event, we inform you that the registration and other useful materials will be published on the site, at THIS LINK.
We are now working on the report of the event, so you will be able to read soon about the results obtained.

If we missed something, you can write to CMA / Romanian National Hub - romania-nh@blackseablueconomy.eu - and they will get back to you with the requested information.

On behalf of the CMA / Romanian National Hub

  • Monday 22, Nov 2021
SAVE THE DATE - 2021 CMA Regional Stakeholder Conferenc...

SAVE THE DATE - 2021's Regional Stakeholder Conference for the Common Maritime Agenda for the Black Sea will take place on 22 November from 14:00 to 17:30 EET.

The Conference will be structured around 4 main sessions:

  1. Taking stock of the achievements and looking ahead, towards projects supporting sustainable blue economy in the Black Sea;
  2. Cross fertilisation across sea basins;
  3. Project hackathon (with parallel sessions covering each of the CMA goals);
  4. Financing project opportunities for CMA implementation.

Additional information, including the draft agenda and registration and all relevant links and documents are now available on the dedicated conference website: Click here

But you can also stay up to date via the BSAM's social media channels and the hashtag #BlackSeaAgenda2021.