Sandra Vujinovic - Executive Manager in PERMIS in charge of the Working Group on Education        Tel: +90 (212) 229 63 30-35 (Ext: 114)

The Hellenic Republic is the Country-Coordinator of the Working Group on Education from 1 January 2024 until 31 December 2025.

The key priorities for BSEC activity in the field of education are defined by Goal 14 “Higher Standards in Education and Training” of the “BSEC Economic Agenda Towards an Enhanced BSEC Partnership”, adopted in 2023.

The main activities are carried out by the BSEC Working Group on Education, established in 2005, in order to promote regional cooperation in the field of education, which meets at its regular meetings twice per year. Three Meetings of the Ministers in charge of Education and one Meeting of the Undersecretaries and the Heads of Delegations of the Ministries of Education were held that adopted Joint Statements and Declarations serving as guidance for the activities in this domain. An International Conference on “Professional Education and Economic Needs of the Black Sea Region” and a Workshop on “Developing an Information Network on Recognition to Maintain Quality in Higher Education” were held in 2015 and 2018, respectively.


Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation among Diplomatic Academies and Institutes of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the BSEC Member States was signed in 2007. Training Programs for junior diplomats from the BSEC Member States were organized by the Republic of Turkey (2010 and 2012) and a Workshop for Young Diplomats from the BSEC Member States by the BSEC PERMIS in collaboration with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS), in 2018.


Two projects in the field of education were carried out financed by the BSEC Project Development Fund.


The Working Group focuses its activity on the issues of higher education, such as the Questionnaire on academic mobility; Portal of Education for the BSEC Member States; Leaflet on Higher Education in the BSEC Member States; Development of an Information Network on Recognition to Maintain Quality in Higher Education; A study on the cooperation of the BSEC Members States in the field of education and science, based on the bibliometric analysis, with a view to implement it, inter alia, within the BSEC Project Promotion Facility; Proposal on optimization of the existing data-collection procedures; Youth and education; Cooperation with other regional and international organizations in the field of education.



For further information kindly contact the Executive Manager in charge.