The European Union and the Black Sea region

Place : Varna, Bulgaria

Date : 6 - 7 October 2006

Contributors : 18, for each debate, one presentation, two disputants

Time : Three half days

Organisation pool : Centre Thucydide – Paris / Centre de droit europйen – Paris / South-West University of Bulgaria – Sofia / Varna Free University – Varna

First half day : 6 October 2006 - 9 am – 1 pm

Opening address : 9 am – 9.30 pm : Local authorities

First theme : The European Union: an actor of the Black Sea region

Session 1. 9.30 a.m. – 10.45 a.m.: The enlargement of the European Union and its future consequences in the Black Sea region: between adhesion and European Neighbourhood Policy

Presentation (10 mn): Marie-France Christophe-Tchakaloff *

Discussants (7 mn for each person): Panayotis Gavras*

Sena Latif*

General discussion

10.45 a.m. – 11.15 a.m.: Coffee break

Session 2. (11.15 a.m. – 12. 30 a.m.) : The place of the European Union in the regional power competition/partnership

(Between Russia and the US, its relations with the main regional actors and its influence to develop regional governance)

Presentation : Levent Unsaldi

Discussants : Tetyana Boburka*

Ednan Agaev*

General discussion

Second half day: 6 October 2006 - 2.30 pm – 6.15 pm

Second theme: The European Union and dynamics in the Black Sea region

Session 3. (2.30 p.m. – 3.45 p.m.) : The European Union and energy security: how to secure energy transits from Caspian space?

Presentation : Pascal Lorot or Stйphane Delory*

Discussants: Alexander Gontcharenko*

Marcin Tatarzyński*

General discussion

3.45 p.m. – 4.15 p.m. : Coffee break

Session 4. (4.15 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.) : The European Union and maritime issues in the Black Sea area

Presentation : Sergiu Celac*

Discussants : M. X

Volodymir Nikitin (Tentative)

General discussion

Third half day: 7 October 2006 - 9.30 pm – 12.30 pm

Third theme: The European Union and regional cooperation : raising issues for a future regulation

Session 5. (9.30 a.m. – 10.45 a.m.) : The role of the European Union in dealing with regional conflicts: between ethnic and borders crisis

Presentation : Milan Milanov *

Discussants : Oazu Nantoi*

Sergei Konoplyov

General discussion

10.45 a.m. – 11 a.m : Coffee break

Session 6. (11 a.m. – 12.15 a.m.) : The European Union and regional institutions: BSEC, GUUAM and BLACKSEAFOR

Presentation : Mustafa Aydin*

Discussants : Gabriela Belova*

Yannis Valinakis*

Conclusion : 12.15 a.m. – 12.30 a.m. :

Serge Sur, Centre Thucydide, Paris

Closing of the Conference

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