IMPROVEMENT OF EDUCATION
The PABSEC has expressed from the very beginning its determination to encourage and facilitate the further development of the regional cooperation in the field of education with a view to reforming educational systems, improving educational standards and giving all individuals greater opportunity to develop their potential and to better adapt to rapid economic, social and technological changes. To this end, the Assembly adopted recommendations on Cooperation among the PABSEC Member Countries for the Improvement of Education (rec. 10/1995), on Cooperation of the Academic Communities of the BSEC Member Countries and its Legal Framework (rec. 27/1998), Mutual Recognition of Higher Education Diplomas by the PABSEC Member-Countries (rec. 31/1998), and on The Bologna Process and the reforms of higer educational systems in the BSEC countries (rec.97/2007).
Aiming to develop cooperation between the PABSEC and the Black Sea University (BSU), set up in Bucharest, the Assembly adopted the “Decision 4/1995 on the Framework of Cooperation between the PABSEC and the Black Sea University” and has been actively supporting the activities of the BSU. One of the provisions of the decision expressed “a special interest in the organization of a network of universities in the Black Sea region - having the existing BSU as a pivotal point and a communication centre”. This proposal turned into reality in 1997, by the setting up of the Black Sea Universities Network (BSUN). Promoting and appreciating the projects worked out by the BSUN from its creation, aimed to put in place a specific and well-articulated university network, developing the essential European values and boosting cooperation among the universities in the Black Sea region, the PABSEC adopted a recommendation on the Black Sea Universities Network: Contribution to the BSEC Academic Cooperation (rec. 56/2001), emphasising its full support to the future BSUN activities.
Welcome to PABSEC
Established on 26th February 1993 as a parliamentary dimension of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC), the PABSEC has proved to be an effective forum for inter-parliamentary dialogue in the Black Sea region. With a membership of 76 parliamentarians representing the national parliaments of the twelve BSEC Member States, the PABSEC facilitates the mobilization of efforts by the national parliaments aimed at promoting democratic values, the rule of law, pluralistic society and market economy.
The main objective of the PABSEC is to provide assistance to the national parliaments in enacting the laws that are necessary for the implementation of the projects elaborated within the framework of the Organisation of the BSEC and to establish the legislative foundation for successful multilateral economic, political and cultural cooperation in the region.