The First Balkans and Black Sea Cooperation Forum concludes with a Declaration on Sustainable Tourism

Date: 26-May-2017

The Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB), the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC), the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) and the European Banking Federation (EBF) have made a Joint Declaration to actively promote cultural tourism, as a key to sustainable development for the benefit of all peoples in the Balkans and Black Sea region.

The Declaration was adopted at the First Balkans and Black Sea Cooperation Forum, held in Serres (Greece) on 25-26 May 2017. (see Joint Press Release)


In this framework, the above organizations expressed their readiness to contribute to the formulation of a Master Plan for the promotion of cultural tourism, with the aim to create a practical platform for connecting destinations in the Balkans and Black Sea region and provide to the cultural and creative industries an environment allowing them to continue expanding, creating growth and increasing employment.