The EU and NATO Approaches
to the
Black Sea Region

The second edition of the international conference EUXGLOB, entitled “The EU and NATO Approaches to the Black Sea Region”, took place at Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj Napoca, on May 5-6, 2022, an event organised the EUXGLOB Centre of the Faculty of European Studies, with the generous financial contribution of the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation and the European Union, as a two-day hybrid event, bringing together 70 academics, researchers, policymakers and specialists from Romania, Ukraine, Moldova, Great Britain, Georgia, Armenia, Italy, etc., who presented their contributions across 11 panels. It was held against the background of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which had begun only two months earlier, so discussions about the implications of this war took centre stage during the debates and highlighted the precarious security environment of the Black Sea region and the vulnerabilities it faces during these difficult and uncertain times. The three main conference subtopics were i) Security in the Black Sea region amid the great powers’ competition; ii) Economy, energy and regional cooperation projects in the Black Sea region; iii) Societies and cultural identities in the Black Sea region.