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GSTC to Support the Balkans & Black Sea Cooperation Forum in Serres, Greece, May 25th-26th 2017

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GSTC Chair Luigi Cabrini will speak at the session of "Cultural & Sustainable Tourism” at the Balkans & Black Sea Cooperation Forum, which will be held in Serres, Greece, on May 25th & 26th 2017. Mr. Cabrini will also participate at the the Scientific Committee, the Forum's highest consultancy body.

The Forum stands as think-tank to outline current situation, quote political indicators, navigate to growth and cooperation and monitor perspectives and SDGs towards 2030, whilst Official Partner is the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) and Strategic Partner the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR).

The Balkans & Black Sea Cooperation Forum aims at highlighting cross‐border cooperation, enhancing bilateral and multilateral relations, strengthening business opportunities and promoting economic growth and sustainable development among the 17 States of the Balkans and Black Sea region.

Rotating annually in a different State of the region, Forum is addressed to Senior Officials from the EU, the Balkans and the Black Sea, Bodies and Institutions, International Organizations, Public Officials, Diplomats, Businesses, Entrepreneurs and Academia, at the core of which lies panels' representation which by majority will be consisted by international speakers and moderators.

Sessions will cover 7 topics: EU Balkans & Black Sea Perspectives and SDGs towards 2030, Digital Economy & Innovation, Maritime-Transportation-Infrastructures & Hubs, Roads of Energy, Women in leadership, Agriculture & Environment and Cultural & Sustainable Tourism, whilst 2017 headline is “Cultural Tourism | a key to Sustainable Development” aligned with UN resolution that has adopted 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.

Organized by Geo Routes Cultural Institute, a nonprofit and nongovernmental organization, Balkans & Black Sea Cooperation Forum is respectively a nonpolitical and nonpartisan event, which key message is how stakeholders must strategically invest in the common economic development, in technologies and infrastructures and in the human capital of the region.

GSTC Chair Luigi Cabrini will speak about "Cultural & Sustainable Tourism" at the Balkans & Black Sea Cooperation Forum, which will be held in Serres, Greece, on May 25th & 26th 2017.

The Forum aims at highlighting cross‐border cooperation, enhancing bilateral and multilateral relations, strengthening business opportunities and promoting economic growth and sustainable development among the 17 States of the Balkans and Black Sea region.

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