The International Neighbourhood Symposium aims to promote further understanding and cooperation in the Black Sea region and beyond by providing a forum for study, dialogue and networking in a multicultural and interdisciplinary environment.
This year’s edition was organised between the 13th and 18th of June, in Odessa, Ukraine, by the Center for International and European Studies (CIES) at Kadir Has University in Istanbul, in partnership with two Ukraine-based NGOs with an international relations focus: Ukraine Analytica (UA) and the Foreign Policy Council “Ukrainian Prism”.
Its theme – “Changemakers in the Eastern Neighbourhood and the Mediterranean South” – has proven to be particularly popular as it challenged participants, speakers, and facilitators alike to think outside the box and to utilize their beliefs and deepest values to solving social and societal challenges.
As every year, the Symposium brought together speakers and experts from all over the world to debate with the participants and present their own analysis on topics of interest, such as civic engagement, democracy, global security challenges or journalism.
The Romanian NGDO Platform – FOND Romania, together with the Black Sea NGO Forum, have been partners of the Symposium since 2015.
Find out more about the 2017 edition of the Symposium at the following link: http://odessareview.com/international-neighbourhood-symposium-new-home-odessa/