The meetings of Black Sea Littoral States Border/Coast Guard Agencies Cooperation Forum (BSCF) were inaugurated with the initiative and under the leadership of Turkey in 2000 with the participation of Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Russian Federation and Ukraine.
BSCF was institutionalised following the agreement signed during the 7th Meeting of the Leaders of the Black Sea Littoral States Border/Coast Guard Agencies, which was held in Istanbul on 07–09 November 2006.
The fundamental tasks of BSCF are;
Following Working Group Meetings are being conducted within the context of BSCF activities:
The 19th Leaders Meeting was held on 07-08 November 2018 in Odesa/Ukraine. In that meeting, the BSCF chairmanship was handed over from Romania to Ukraine.The 20th Leaders Meeting will be held on 16-18 October 2019 in Antalya/Turkey.