The Council of Europe and the School of Public Policy at Central European University are organising in the period October 6 – October 10, 2014, a five-day workshop for 30 innovative thinkers from within civil society organizations, researchers from policy think tanks and policy makers from the Black Sea region.
The workshop is designed to provide a forum to discuss, and develop practical, equitable and sustainable solutions to, regional policy problems in the spheres of democratic institution building, human rights and cooperative security policy.
The 30 participants in this program will come from the seven countries from the geographical region around the Black Sea, i.e. Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey and Georgia. They will be opinion leaders from different backgrounds, such as scholars associated with innovative policy think tanks, experts, journalists, civic activists and human rights defenders with several years of professional experience.
The entire workshop will be held in English. To render it as interactive as possible, a number of assignments may be given in advance of the event to selected participants who may also be invited to make presentations or to act as discussants at different occasions during the workshop.