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YTN event on India’s Elections April 24, 2014 / Brussels, Belgium

On April 23, the German Marshall Fund’s (GMF) Young Transatlantic Network and the U.S Mission to the EU hosted a roundtable discussion with GMF Senior Fellow Daniel Twining on “India's Democratic Test: What is the Future for Regional and Transatlantic Relations?’’

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Hungarian Election Results and Implications April 24, 2014

Ágoston Sámuel Mráz from Hungarian polling and research institution Nézőpont Intézet discusses the Hungarian election results with Stephen Szabo of the Transatlantic Academy.

Keynote from South Caucasus: The Dividing Lines Are Shifting April 14, 2014

In a keynote address, S. Frederick Starr explains how the events in Crimea are representative of a larger Russian tactic of seeking out geopolitical vacuums and promoting them, only to be the actor that then fills that void. He characterizes this strategy as "filling vacuums", and claimed the West, and the United States in particular, should be prepared to fill these vacuums if they are serious of halting further progress of Russia's revanchist designs

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The Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation
The German Marshall Fund of the United States
B-dul Primaverii nr. 50
Corp 6 “Casa Mica”
Sector 1
Bucharest, Romania
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Tel: +40 21 314 16 28
Fax: +40 21 319 32 74
E-mail: BlackSeaTrust@gmfus.org


The Bucharest office, led by Alina Inayeh, serves as the headquarters for the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation (BST). In order to harness the tremendous civic energy that exists within the wider Black Sea region as a force for regional integration and good governance, the German Marshall Fund created the Black Sea Trust, a multi-million dollar, 10+-year grantmaking initiative. A public-private partnership modeled on the successful Balkan Trust for Democracy (BTD), the Black Sea Trust works collaboratively with a range of donors to provide grants to indigenous organizations working to strengthen regional cooperation, civil society, and democratic foundations. Initial donors to the Black Sea Trust included the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the Ministry of Defence of Latvia, and the Romanian government. The countries included in the Black Sea Trust’s work are Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Moldova, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine, and the regions of Russia bordering on the Black Sea.

The Black Sea Trust funds programs that strengthen cross-border ties, civic participation, democratic governance, and the rule of law in the wider Black Sea region. The broad goals of the Black Sea Trust include building trust among citizens in their public institutions and to strengthen this critical set of institutions; affirming the value of citizen participation in the democratic process; and fostering regional, cross-border ties in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. The Black Sea Trust has four primary grantmaking programs: Confidence Building, Cross-Border Initiatives, Eastern Links, and Civic Participation. The Bucharest office also works on traditional GMF programming and had the lead in organizing the Bucharest Conference alongside the Bucharest NATO Summit in 2008.