The Black Sea Peacebuilding Network (BSPN) is designed to increase civil society contribution to conflict resolution in the Black Sea region. BSPN has allowed civil society to work towards a common goal and to produce positive precedents. The project has created networks for national and regional civil societies to build greater regional capacity in conflict transformation by operating at the grassroots level in the region.
In 2010 the Expert Councils in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Moldova were accompanied by new Expert Councils in the Russian Federation, Turkey and Ukraine. In all member countries of the network the Expert Councils for Conflict Transformation and Peace Initiatives elaborate alternative and unbiased recommendations for conflict resolution and peace initiatives.