International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea

The International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea is an international non-governmental non-profit organization, established on March 4, 2020 by the initiative of distinguished intellectuals, scientific and public figures, diplomats, representatives of influential non-governmental organizations from Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine. Later, in 2011-2015, representatives from other countries joined BSCSIF, thus extending outside the Black Sea - Caspian Sea region: Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina,  Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Luxemburg, Macedonia, Montenegro, Russian Federation, Sao Tome and Principe, Republic of Serbia, Slovenia, Republic of South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swiss Confederation.

BSCSIF represents a civil society initiative for launching common actions and strengthening peace, dialogue, harmony and cooperation between the countries of the wider Black Sea - Caspian Sea region in the field of enhancing democratic process, consolidation of civil society, economic development, environment, science, education, innovative technology, cultural diversity, tolerance and dialogue among civilizations.

BSCSIF in Special Consultative Status with the 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 the NGOs Branch, duly represented by Mr. Andrei Abramov, Chief, NGO Branch/ UNDESA, as well as the definition of the consultative status that our organization will be required to meet under this relationship: ”Consultative status for an organization enables it to actively engage with ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies, as well as with the United Nations Secretariat, programmes, funds and agencies in a number of ways.”