Category Archives: Projects
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.
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 of each conflict, the international legal aspects regarding the current status of the secessionist regions, the economic consequences of the protracted conflicts in the region are some of the topics referred in this research.
The project started on the 1st of November 2012, although preparations for the project implementation were carried out during the year.
This initiative is unique because of its specific approach and attempts to harmonize the interests of the conflicting parties by identifying the economic damage in the area affected by the conflict, as well as the social, political and economic prospects of the conflict settlement. In order to achieve the project goals, the BSCSIF researchers will collaborate with well-known scholars, experts and specialists in the field of conflict management.
The duration of the project is 6 months. Research trips of our team to the conflict areas are also planned as an essential part of the project, with the consent of the relevant structures of the countries involved in the conflicts, in order to collect real substantial data from the representatives of governmental structures, local authorities, as well as the representatives of local communities, residents, victims, refugees and internally displaced persons from occupied territories.
As a result of this project the research paper will be released, outlining the economic damages and social hardships in the areas affected by conflicts, as well as the social, political and economic prospects and recommendations for peaceful conflict resolution. At the end of the project, the final research paper will be presented at the final conference in Bucharest. The results of the research work will also be disseminated to various institutions, both governmental and non-governmental, on the national and international levels.
On the 13-15th of July, 2012, the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and Caspian Sea (BSCSIF) organized a three days team-building session, in the Danube Delta, in Partizani, Tulcea County. During the event, which was held in the format of a summer school, the participants discussed the current situation in the international relations and the new role of Romania on the international stage. They also tried to define a new concept of the Romanian society – the intelligent Romania.
The event was organized with the support of the members of the International Relations Romanian Society, and was attended by the representatives of well-known organizations and institutions, such as the Institute for Political Studies of Defence and Military History, the European Institute of Romania and the League of Romanian Students Abroad.
“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: Diana Ioana Calin (Project Manager), Liliana Coman (Assistant Manager), Natalia Ciobanu (Trainer) and Alice Farcas (Facilitator). The ceremony took place at Howard Johnson Hotel in Bucharest on 11th December 2011 and marked the end of events organized in Romania under the European Year of Volunteering 2011 (AEV), and International Volunteer Day, celebrated every year on 5th of December. For more info regarding SBS project, please see www.sbs-project.info.
“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 to the European Health and Environment Ministerial Board and Task Force at their meetings in 2012, and will be published on the websites of UNEP and partnering international organisations. The project will be used:
a) At the political level to showcase what can be done between UNEP and other environment and health stakeholders to support, promote and implement environment and health projects
b) Help encourage member states in the environment and health process to duplicate similar exercise by their own initiative
c) Support WHO’s work on youth engagement.