The Forum Strategov has been held annually since 2002 and represents the main platform for discussing strategic planning methods and tools, as well as constructive analysis on the most important and sensitive problems of strategic plans and projects’ implementation in the urban development of the Russian Federation. This Strategic Planning Leaders Forum brings together representatives of the Federal Assembly of Russia, federal ministries and agencies of Russia, regional administrations and legislative assemblies, municipalities, business, academic and expert communities, NGOs, foreign countries, and mass media.
The 2019 edition gathered some 1,500 participants, including around 200 foreign participants from 25 countries. The Forum was organised by the International Centre for Social and Economic Research (ICSER) “Leontief Centre”.
The CPMR, represented by the Executive Secretary of its Balkan and Black Sea Commission, participated as a speaker in the Round Table on “Maritime (Blue, Ocean) Economy: International Experience and Prospects to Outline Russia’s Position towards It”, organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and the Scientific and Research Institute of Maritime Spatial Planning “Ermak Northwest”, together with high-level speakers such as the Minister of Economy of Krasnodar Region (Russia) and representatives of the Council of the Baltic Sea States and the World Bank.
The CPMR BBSC Executive Secretary also attended the Round Table focusing on “Prospects for Multilateral Cooperation in the Black Sea Region” organised the same date in the afternoon, in which participated the President of the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB), the Deputy Secretary General of BSEC PERMIS – CPMR’s sectoral dialogue partner, the Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Rostov Region (Russia), and the ENI CBC Black Sea Basin 2014-2020 Programme Manager among other speakers. This Round Table focused on the maritime economy as a development tool for the regions of Russia and as a facilitator of the improvement of the general political context around the Black Sea.