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Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

This Agenda is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. It also seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom. We recognise that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development. All countries and all stakeholders, acting in collaborative partnership, will implement this plan. We are resolved to free the human race from the tyranny of poverty and want and to heal and secure our planet. We are determined to take the bold and transformative steps which are urgently needed to shift the world onto a sustainable and resilient path. As we embark on this collective journey, we pledge that no one will be left behind. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets which we are announcing today demonstrate the scale and ambition of this new universal Agenda. They seek to build on the Millennium Development Goals and complete what these did not achieve. They seek to realize the human rights of all and to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. They are integrated and indivisible and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, social and environmental.

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First European Education Summit

Laying the foundations of the European Education Area: for an innovative, inclusive and values-based education

Hosted by Tibor Navracsics, EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, the First  European Education Summit took place on 25 January 2018, in Brussels. 

It invited EU education ministers, education practitioners, stakeholders and business leaders to explore:

  • how better to address inequality in education systems
  • how citizens can benefit from a future European Education Area
  • how education can help transmit our common values
  • what competences will be needed for the decades to come

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The Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit

Date: 27th to 29th of September, 2017
Place: Whasington DC, USA

The “Future of Work” is a topic of intense focus and for good reason: the rise of technology and globalization is dramatically transforming labor markets and impacting economic opportunities for young people in the 21st Century.

The 2017 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit theme, "The Future of Work: Youth Economic Opportunity in a Changing World," will explore what the future of work holds for young people and for the professionals working to expand youth economic opportunities globally.

The 2017 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit theme is supported by a strategic learning agenda designed to support exchange and advance learning and impact in our sector. We have organized the Summit learning agenda around four key areas of exploration: 

1. Building a Foundation: Now that we have a better idea of what skills are critical for youth development and economic success, how do we best support the acquisition of these skills?

2. Ready for the Global Workforce: How do we prepare youth for transition to the workforce and for the demands of today’s rapidly transforming global economy?

3. Livelihoods Through Self-Employment: What programs and policies best nurture the ecosystem for necessity entrepreneurs and growth-oriented entrepreneurs?

4. Global Context Matters: How will the “future of work” inform and be shaped by factors such as gender, conflict, migration, climate change, and policy environment?

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V International Conference “Intelligent power grids”

Date: 5th to 9th June, 2017
Place: Kyiv, Ukraine.

The V International Conference on «Energy Smart Systems – ESS’17» is devoted to scientific, technical and economic problems of building of Energy Smart Systems – Smart Grid, which play an increasingly important role in improving energy efficiency across the country.

At the beginning of the XXI century, there have been significant changes in the strategy of energy development in the world, which meet the requirements of sustainable development. Energy smart systems became a vector of energy policy in many countries.

Creation of Energy Smart Systems – is a modernization of the whole complex of the generation and delivery of electricity through improved management, protection, optimization of power systems elements in their relationship – from centralized and distributed generation, power transmission at high voltage, its distribution, automation systems to end users. Energy Smart Systems provide higher performance of electricity grid, which improves the reliability and efficiency of the entire system by regulating consumption, monitoring and dynamic control of bidirectional energy flows in real time. The use of smart energy technologies provides improved adaptation to the dynamic nature of grid of pulsed distributed generation and non–traditional renewable energy sources.

Conference «Energy Smart Systems – ESS’17» is an international forum where academicians and industrial professionals will share new experience and researches results in the area of construction and operation of Energy Smart Systems.

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International Symposium: "Three Revolutions – Portraits of Ukraine"

Date: 28 February 2017 to 1 March 2017

Place: The Natolin campus of the College of Europe in Warsaw. 


The conference will be held in three languages: English, Polish, and Ukrainian.


The main conference themes include:


- The Revolution on Granite (1990),

- Orange Revolution (2004-2005),

- Euromaidan Revolution (2013-2014);

- Protests on the Maidan as an element of Ukrainian tradition and political culture;

- Revolution in Ukraine in light of theoretical assumptions of revolutionary movements in the world;

- Protest waves in Ukraine: comparative context with similar movements in Central Europe;

- Analysis of revolutionary movements in Ukraine: origins, historical inspirations, and social context;

- Comparing consecutive protest waves in Ukraine in the years 1990, 2004-2005, 2013-2014 from the perspective of the proclaimed values (anti-Communism, liberal democracy, nationalism, etc.) and the vision of a state connected with them;

- Analysis and comparison of the methods of protest (non-violent, revolution of solidarity, the Velvet Revolution as a model of revolution in an authoritarian state, colour revolutions, global context: the "third wave" of democracy);Influence of the events in Ukraine on the social situation in other post-Soviet states;

- The response abroad to the events in Ukraine.

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Erasmus Mundus project HUMERIA 3rd call for applications is open!

Applying deadline extended for: 14 December 2015


HUMERIA offers granted mobilities for students and researchers between EU and ENPI countries (Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan).


Within 3rd  Call of applications HUMERIA is offering scholarships for Doctoral students (PhD) and Post-Doctoral researchers from both EU and ENPI countries to carry out short-term mobilities in project's partner universities. HUMERIA priority fields are humanities, education, research, international relations and arts, however other fields are eligible as well (all partner universities and possible fields of study are displayed on HUMERIA website).


Altogether HUMERIA is offering 15 scholarships at PhD-level and 7 scholarships at Post-Doctoral level. The duration of the mobility: short-term 6-months’ mobilities.
Within the 3rd Call of applications, all Doctoral students and Post-Doctoral researchers from Higher Education Institutions of both EU and ENPI countries are invited to apply!*

*In the selection phase, the priority is given to candidates from countries for which the foreseen mobility places have not yet been fulfilled (Informative table on HUMERIA website).


HUMERIA scholarships include travel allowance, monthly subsistence allowance as well as full insurance (coverage for health, travel, and accident). 
Subsistence allowance for Doctoral students is 1500€/month, for Post-Doctoral researchers 1800€/month.

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International Scientific Practical Conference on “Innovative development of agricultural science and education: world experience and current priorities”

Azerbaijan State Agriculture University is organizing between October 22-24, 2015, the International Scientific Conference on "Innovative development of agricultural science and education: world experience and current priorities" dedicated to the announcement of 2015 as "The Year of Agriculture" in Azerbaijan.

Aim of the conference: to assemble both national and international researchers from higher and scientific-research institutions to share scientific achievements and practices, to discuss common problems and suggest recommendations for solutions in order to give impetus to agricultural development and acceleration of its modernization

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UNESCO partners with Nature Education and Roche to launch the World Library of Science: a free online science education resource

UNESCO partners with Nature Education and Roche to launch the World Library of Science:
a free online science education resource

World Library of Science
UNESCO launched the UNESCO World Library of Science (WLoS), a newly created, free online science education resource for a global community of users. Developed through the joint efforts of UNESCO, Nature Education and Roche, the WLoS was created to give students around the world, especially those in disadvantaged regions, access to the latest science information as well as the opportunity to share their experiences and learning through discussion with their peers in a shared learning environment.

WLoS is a science resource library stocked with over 300 top-quality articles, 25 eBooks, and over 70 videos from the publishers of Nature, the most cited scientific journal in the world. It is also a state-of-the-art digital platform that provides a community hub for learning. Users can join classes, build groups and connect with other learners.

For more information visit the UNESCO 
WLoS website

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The role and place of renewable energy sources in a holistic power system of the country (15 Mar 2012)

The Colloquies of the Institute for Nanotechnologies and Alternative Energy Sources - The role and place of renewable energy sources in a holistic power system of the country.

Ms. Vivica Williams, U.S. Fulbright Fellow Energy & Environment Policy in the International Centre for Policy Studies in Ukraine will make a presentation on "Energy Generation in Ukraine: A Holistic Approach".

Web broadcast on:

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Ministerial Declaration - The 6th World Water Forum


Ministerial Declaration

13th March, 2012

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Solar Energy Valuation (3 Nov 2011)

The Colloquies of the Institute for Nanotechnologies and Alternative Energy Sources - Solar Energy Valuation

Web broadcast on:

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Cooperation Memorandum between BSUN and Hewlett Packard Romania

At the Black Sea Universities Network Executive Board Meeting from June 9, 2011, it was sign the cooperation memorandum between BSUN and Hewlett Packard Romania to initiate a cooperative program in the promotion of high performance computing and cloud computing. Cooperation will result in the organization of summer schools, seminars and projects involving students and developing research projects in partnership with member universities of BSUN.

Grant Agreement for a Joint Research Master Program

At the Black Sea Universities Network Executive Board Meeting from June 9, 2011, it was sign the Grant Agreement for a joint research master program in the field of renewable resource management. The master programs will be coordinated by the “Ovidius” University of Constantza in partnership with Istanbul Technical University, Technical University of Varna, Technical University of Moldova and Taurida University of Simferopol.

Eurasian Inter-University Dialogues on Cooperation for Higher Education Development

Eurasian Inter-University Dialogues on Cooperation for Higher Education Development

Bucharest, Romania, 27th - 28th May 2011


UNESCO-CEPES and The Department-UNESCO Chair in Inter-cultural and Inter-religious Exchanges at the University of Bucharest are launching a project to enhance cooperation and dialogue between Europe and Central Asia Higher Education Institutions. The project is being undertaken within the context of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) initiative.


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                       - Terms of Reference

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15th International Conference on System Theory, Contorl and Computing (ICSTCC)

The Joint International Conference STCC 2011 aims at bringing together under a unique forum, scientists from Academia and Industry to discuss the state of the art and the new trends in System Theory, Control and Computer Engineering.

The main areas of interest are:
  • Automation and Robotics
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electronics and Instrumentation

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International Scientific Conference on "Energy and Climate Change"

This year the 4th International Scientific Conference titled “Energy and Climate Change” of the PROMITHEAS Net will take place at the premises of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) on October 13-14, 2011 in Athens, Greece. The event is asked to be set under the auspices of BSEC.
The Scientific Committee invites scientists, researchers, PhD candidates and policy makers from all over the world to participate.
For any questions please contact the organizerz at

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European Union Sustainable Energy Week 11-15 April 2011

EUSEW 2011 - get ready
It's time to get into the starting block for this year's EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), Europe's key event for a more sustainable energy future.
Between 11 and 15 April 2011 hundreds of events organised in all parts of Europe will show, promote, discuss and celebrate energy efficiency and renewable energy. Be a part of it!

Be a part of it - organise an Energy Day in your city or region
Wherever you are in Europe, join the EUSEW 2011 and organise an Energy Day in your city, town or region between 11 and 15 April 2011 (weekends before and after accepted).
Interested? Get more information and inspiration from the Energy Days 2011 flyer.

The EUSEW 2011 in Brussels - inspiring, informing, sparking change
The European Institutions, associates of the Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign, and other important players in the field will organise a series of events in Brussels during the EUSEW.
These will include a 3-day policy conference organised by the European Commission from 12-14 April 2011. This will also include the annual Awards Ceremony on 12 April 2011.

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On March 17th , 2011 at 10.00 a.m. the will be officially launched during the International Conference on "Education & Governance for Sustainable Development".

The event will be broadcasted live on the following webpage

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International Scientific and Methodological Conference "Problems of mathematical education" (PME 2010)

 In Commemoration of the 90th Birthday of Professor A. Semenovich
, Ukraine, November 24-26, 2010

The topics of the Conference will include:

  • Prospective reforms of mathematical education under modern conditions
  • University mathematical education and Bologna process
  • Integrating ICT in Teaching Mathematics

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A World Without Walls 2010 "An International Conference on Peacebuilding, Reconciliation and Globalization in an Interdependent World"

A World without Walls 2010 will look in detail at the major conflicts across the world today, from disputes amongst communities at the local level to international disputes between regions and multi-lateral organizations. Through constructive discussion and debate the conference will assess the changing global environment and explore how non-governmental organizations, governments, and individual stakeholders can support peace building, reconciliation, and conflict de-escalation across the world.

The Conference will take place in Berlin, between 6th – 10th November, 2010.

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"6th European Conference on Intelligent Systems and Technologies" ECIT 2010

The Conference is going to be organized in "Gheorghe Asachi" University from Iasi, between 7-9 October, 2010.

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The International Summer School on PEM Fuel Cells applications and integration will take place on 19-23 July 2010 in the city centre campus of Istanbul Technical University. Organised by the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the Institute for Energy (IE) in cooperation with UNIDO-ICHET, this summer school will address science and fundamentals of material science and electrochemistry applied to PEM fuel cells. Particular attention will be given to applications and system integration.This is a lecture series addressing researchers, students and research fellows working in the fuel cell research and applications. A selection of international experts from Academia, Industry and Research Centres will provide the audience with technical lectures.

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Engineering Education for innovative Sustainable Development for Mediterranean

The Conference will pursue the exchange of best practices between EU and the East and South Mediterranean countries for scientific and technical education-industry cooperation and propose a platform of dialog for QA harmonization.

Barcelona, Thursday June 17 – Friday June 18, 2010

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1st International Conference on Orthopaedic Rehabilitation

Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Departments of Ioannina University Medical School is going to organize the 1st Conference on Orthopaedic Rehabilitation with International Participation. It is also under the patronage of the University of Ioannina, the Hellenic College of Orthoaedic Surgeons, the Hellenic Society for Disabled Children, and the Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Association, USA (ORA).

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UNIVERSITY "PROF. DR. ASSEN ZLATAROV", Faculty of Social Sciences is organizing the Intrernational Conference "EDUCATION, SCIENCE, ECONOMICS AND TECHNOLOGIES" between 2th-4th September, 2010 - Burgas

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The Conference is going to be organized by Constantza Maritime University in collaboration with the WSEAS IWG (International Working Group) on MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING, WSEAS IWG on QUALITY and PRODUCTION SYSTEMS.

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The 3rd International Conference on MARITIME and NAVAL SCIENCE and ENGINEERING

The Conference is going to be organizet by Constantza Maritime University in collaboration with WSEAS IWG (International Working Group) on Naval Science and Engineering, the WASEAS IWG on Energy, Environment, Ecosystems and Sustainable Development, the WSEAS IWG on Cybernetics, the WSEAS IWG on Applied Computing and Simulation, the WSEAS IWG on Maritime Science and Engineering, the WSEAS IWG on Man-Machine Systems, the WSEAS IWG on Mathematics.

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The 3rd International Conference on ENVIRONMENTAL and GEOLOGICAL SCIENCE and ENGINEERING

The Conference is going to be organized by Constantza Maritime University in collaboration with WSEAS IWG (International Working Group) on Geology and Seismology, WSEAS IWG on Applied and Theoretical Mechanics, WSEAS IWG on Energy, Environment, Ecosystems and Sustainable Development. 

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8th International Symposium on the Conservation of Monuments in the Mediterranean Basin

From 31 of May until 2 of June 2010, the 8 thInternational Symposium on the Conservation of Monuments in the Mediterranean Basin will take place in Patras, Greece.
This International Symposium will provide a forum for scientists, technicians and experts, in the area of conservation and restoration of monuments, to present their work and exchange their ideas and experiences. During the Patras 2010 Symposium, new opportunities shall be presented to deepen the existing knowledge base regarding the problems of cultural heritage.

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International Conference "Design, Technology and Management in Manufacturing" DTMM

The Conference will be organized between 14-16 May, by "Gh. Asachi" University from Iasi, Romania and  it will have as main objective to provide an annually international forum, to exchange knowledge, scientific experience, results and information related to the area of design, technology and management in manufacturing.
The Conference aims to cover scientific, technological and practical concepts concerning research, development and achievement of manufacturing, offering a unique opportunity for specialists and young researches to meet and exchange ideas.

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iNetSec 2010

The conferencewill address the Open Research Problems in Network Security and will be organized at the University of National and World Economy, Sofia, between 05-06 March, 2010.

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International Conference Globalisation and Cultural Tradition

Between 27-29 May, 2010, Petroleum-Gas Universiti of Ploiesti is organizing the International Conference "Globalisation and Cultural Tradition".

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Members of the BSUN

Presidential Troika

BSUN President in Office
Prof. Pericles A. Mitkas
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Prof. Giga Zedania
Ilia State University, Georgia

Dr. Armen Der Kiureghian
American University of Armenia

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