Organisation of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC)

The Organisation of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) is an international regional economic organisation of the countries in the Black Sea region. Originally, it was initiated in 1992 by the Republic of Turkey, and in 1999 it was given the statute of a fully-fledged international organisation. Currently, the member states are Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine.

BSEC promotes and coordinates regional cooperation in a wide range of fields – tourism, trade, banking, communications, energy, transport, agriculture, health, environmental protection, combating organised crime, etc. On 15 November 2010 in Athens, Greece, the Declaration of Ministers responsible for tourism in the Member States of the Organisation of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation was adopted. BSEC has adopted another two declarations on development and cooperation in the tourism sector – in 2002 and 2005.

For further information: http://www.bsec-organization.org/aoc/Tourism/Pages/information.aspx