The International Centre for Black Sea-Baltic Studies and Consensus Practices was formed in January 2016 in response to modern threats and challenges which emerged in the Baltic-Black Sea region.
Goal and strategy of the Centre is formation a new consensus practices on the contemporary interdisciplinary scientific and humanitarian basis, i.e. such structural forms and methods of relations between Baltic-Black Sea region, which would contribute to the removal of contradictions and differences, to overcome old and prevent new conflicts.
Directions and forms of the Centre are:
- promotion of interstate relations between the countries of the Black Sea-Baltic region in political, economic, humanitarian, cultural and military fields;
- conduct of scientific and sociological studies of social processes which occur in the countries of the Black Sea-Baltic region in political, economic, humanitarian, cultural and military fields;
- development of program principles of international cooperation;
- exchange of experience of social transformations in the process of integration into the world community;
- formation of international networks, platforms for the exchange of information, international legal coalitions aimed at seeking innovative solutions to common challenges and problems;
- ideological, organizational and financial support of other associations that share the aim of the Center.
Operational principles: openness, consensusness, plurality, lack of domination, responsibility.
Practical dimension: creation of a common regional platform on the basis of academic institutions, club of intellectuals to develop a modern model of a concept of the Black Sea-Baltic Union. The newest property in the development of a concept of the Union is its possible extension to the Caspian states, due to economic and security factors. In the future, the Baltic-Black Sea-Caspian region can be a wide area of transregional cooperation between Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia and the Middle East.