We aim to unite the people of the wide Black Sea region under the goal of sustainable development.
The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) has been operating since 2012 under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General. SDSN mobilizes global scientific and technological expertise to promote practical solutions for sustainable development, including the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement.
During the Conference of the Rectors of the BSUN held in Thessaloniki in June 2018, it was decided to pursue the development of a regional SDSN for the wider area of the Black Sea, from the Mediterranean Sea and the Balkans, all around the Black Sea and reaching all the way up to the Caspian. Five months later, in October 2018, the new network was launched. SDSN Black Sea bases its foundations on the existing SDS Networks and the Black Sea Universities Network (BSUN).
The Leadership Council of SDSN Black Sea comprises representatives of the twelve member countries of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC), SDSN Greece, and SDSN Russia.
In July 2020, the SDSN Youth Black Sea was established to empower the youth of the vast region of the Black Sea, to create sustainable solutions, and to be part of the global movement of SDSN Youth.
1 hosting institution
10 member institutions
The Networks expand their activities in 12 countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine.
SDSN Black Sea and SDSN Youth Black Sea are hosted by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece.
The Sustainable Development Goals are 17 ambitious objectives for a greener, healthier, more peaceful, and equal planet.
On 25 September 2015, after many years of discussion and consultation, 193 countries finally agreed and signed the SDGs and made the commitment to achieve them by 2030.