Regional Cooperation Romania-Moldova-Ukraine – key for stability in the post-Crimea Black Sea Region

Regional Cooperation Romania-Moldova-Ukraine – key for stability in the post-Crimea Black Sea Region

Period of implementation: October 2014 – October 2015

donor-logo-BSTThis project aims at developing new approaches to current security challenges in the Eastern Europe and the Black Sea region. It highlights Romania’s importance in the sphere of development assistance, and it stresses the convenience of tackling regional challenges in a trilateral format Romania – Republic of Moldova – Ukraine.

Goals of the project will be achieved through a multidimensional approach consisting of research and networking activities. CRPE will organize trilateral consultations between experts and diplomats from Romania, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. They will have the opportunity to consult their ideas with their counterparts from the Visegrad Group countries and the Baltic region who will be invited in order to promote the transfer of expertise between the Black Sea region and the rest of the central-eastern part of the EU.

Special focus will be dedicated to further development of the EU-Moldova Think Tank Dialogue Platform. At least 10 new think tanks will be added to the existing network, and a series of publications covering latest development of the EU-Moldova relations will be issued. Further high-profile networking activities will include a workshop on energy cooperation and study visits to Romanian institutions aimed at exchanging know-how in areas of democratization and good governance.

CRPE will conduct an international survey among analysts and scholars from various countries, which will gather fresh ideas about the possibilities of trilateral cooperation in the region, and serve as a basis for new studies and reports. Further research will be conducted on topics related to democracy and regional energy security. Moreover, thematic policy briefs about events with strategic importance designed to provide expertise to decision makers and media will be issued on a regular basis.

Donor: The project is funded by the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation, German Marshall Fund.