1 January – 30 June 2021


Albania’s Chairmanship motto, “Coming together for a sustainable post COVID era” illustrates Albanian’s conviction that the transition to a more sustainable economic and social future is naturally interconnected with a more concrete and targeted cooperation among BSEC member states. Consequently, during our Chairmanship, Albania will comprehensively work together with the rest of the member states and international partners, in order to achieve significant results for our common challenges, through joint, coordinated and all-inclusive measures.  


The Albanian Chairmanship’s major objective is to increase the range of influence and targeted effects of the Organization for its Member States, by ensuring that the primary objectives pursued will be the continued improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of the Organization.

In this regard, Albania will orient its work towards finding all-inclusive solutions for the current wide challenges that BSEC member states are facing and that are further exacerbated by the pandemic.   

Indeed, Albania will take advantage of the assistance which will be provided by the Secretariat and the successful experience of Romania’s last Chairmanship, in order to promote the most, the Organization’s founding objectives and economic program, while further pushing the internal discussion for the revitalization of the Organization.  

  • Tourism
  • Transport and Infrastructure
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Good governance
  • Interaction BSEC-EU

1 January  – 31 December 2020 

Romanian Chairmanship-in-office

"Bridging Shores through Enhancing Cohesion”

According to these principles, the president of the CCIR, Mr. Mihai Daraban, stated: “We intend during the Romanian mandate of Chairmanship-in-Office of the BSEC BC to generate positive changes that will strengthen the organization, by increasing its efficiency and relevance in the region. For this, we will stimulate a dynamic dialogue with the members of BSEC BC, which will enhance communication between member states and the cohesion within the organization. On sectoral level, we will focus on assessing and identifying solutions that will galvanize regional cooperation in key areas for region’s sustainable economic development: transport and connectivity, environment protection, green energy and competitiveness.”

Priorities - Transport and Connectivity, Environment and Green Energy, Sustainable Development Goals, Economic Development and Competitivity

Press release


1 July – 31 December 2019

Hellenic Chairmanship-in-office

Priorities - Blue economy groth, Transport cooperation, Green energy and transport, Impact tn the climate change and cultural heritage, Tourism.


The calendar of the Hellenic BSEC Chairmanship-in-Office includes a number of high-level events in different areas of cooperation.






1 January – 30 June 2019

Bulgarian Chairmanship-in-office

The Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Bulgaria held the Chairmanship-in-Office of the BSEC Business Council for the period 1 January – 30 June 2019.

According to the Chairman-if-office Mr. Tsvetan Simeonov, President of the Bulgarian CCI, the potential for development of cooperation in the region is great. There are expectations that the European institutions will be more interested in the Black Sea region and that there will be opportunities for joint projects and development of all possible perspectives.

The priorities of the BSEC Business Council for the Chairmanship included: blue economy, connectivity /transport, energy, infrastructure, culture, wine and traditions/, digitalization.

Programme of the Bulgarian Chairmanship-in-Office.



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