On May 18, 2012 prof. Vladko Panayotov – Member of the European Parliament, ALDE Group, organized a conference, dedicated to building common European strategy for the Black Sea region in Varna.
The object of the forum was to gather opinions of policymakers – governmental and regional level at EU, with the views of science, technology and financing experts, private sector, NGOs and SMEs, working in the field of economic development, environmental legal framework and the protection of the Black Sea region.
The discovery of new economic opportunities, taking into account the issues of disaster prevention and effective use of resources, diagnosis of problems of environmental pollution as well as opportunities for mitigation were discussed by scientists, representatives of the European Commission, the European and Bulgarian Parliament and the local government.
It was discussed the cross border cooperation in the context of the Danube Strategy and its links to the Black Sea.
Special attention was paid to opportunities for networking and preparation of joint projects together with the other member and neighbor, Romania. The meeting was present in numerous newspapers and magazines such as: Actualno.com, evz.ro, BGNES, clovis.ro and realitatea.net