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Visibility of Announcement of Black Sea Young Ambassadors' New Cohort
The programme started under the Black Sea CONNECT CSA, but it will also continue within the BRIDGE-BS project. Based on this success of the first cohort, we are now making a second call in order to reach more young friends and to make the voice of Black Sea heard better.
Visual Storytelling of The Black Sea - Photo Contest
Visual Storytelling of The Black Sea: Different Shores, Different Reflections and One Black Sea is a virtual photo contest organized as a part of the Black Sea Young Ambassador awareness-raising campaigns developed under the umbrella of Horizon 2020-funded Black Sea CONNECT Coordination and Support Action.

We kindly invite all professional and non-professional photographers, of all ages, from all over the world to join our contest to reflect on different perceptions of the Black Sea’s coastal and marine environment.
BRIDGE-BS - Advancing Black Sea Research and Innovation to Co Develop Blue Growth within Resilient Ecosystems“ (

Article available only in Georgian

“BSB552 - Innovative techniques and methods for reducing the marine litter in the Black Sea coastal areas – RedMarLitter” Project meeting in Tbilisi, Georgia

Within the scope of the project “BSB552 - Innovative techniques and methods for reducing the marine litter in the Black Sea coastal areas – RedMarLitter” of the Joint Operational Program “The Black Sea Basin 2014-2020” (ENI CBS BSB 2014 – 2020), on July 20-22nd of the current year, a meeting in a combined format was held, with the participation of the partner organizations – “Via Pontica Foundation” and Burgas Municipality (Bulgaria), Ovidius University (Romania) and TSU.
Black Sea Connect Young Ambassadors
The Black Sea is looking for its #YoungAmbassadors!

Are you curious about the world and the ocean?
Are you interested in community building, science diplomacy, public engagement, education and training, and youth issues?

Are you one of the following:
- M.Sc., Ph.D. student or post-doc researcher who can demonstrate marine and maritime research, or policy-relevant science and/or industry,
- Science communicator;
- Environmental NGO activist;
- Science diplomat from the Black Sea countries (Bulgaria, Georgia, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine)?

Then we are looking for you!

We will be recruiting 2 Young Ambassador from each Black Sea country. Check out the website to read more about the other requirements and the application form.
Deadline: 31 May 2020

#Connect2BlackSea #BlackSeaConnect #BlueGrowth #BlackSeaYoungAmbassadors #FutureofBlackSea
RedMarLitter (BSB552) - Innovative Database for Marine Litter Pollution

During the 2-nd Monitoring meeting held at the Flora Exposition Center in Burgas, Bulgaria on 24-25 of September 2019, an innovative online platform developed by the team of the project “Innovative techniques and methods for reducing marine litter in the Black Sea coastal areas” (BSB552, RedMarLitter, EU Black Sea Basin Joint Operational Program 2014-2020), leaded by Via Pontica Foundation, in partnership with the Municipality of Burgas and two universities: “Ovidius” from Constanta, Romania and Iv.Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia was introduced. The platform providing data on the Black Sea currents and marine litter pollution and designed so, that data can be added to it by both scientific organizations and individual citizens who have monitored the waste. The system will enable the marine litter pollution to be tracked in a more complete and accessible way and will support both the research in the area and volunteering for the Black Sea.

For more details please visit:

see announcement in Georgian

The new EU project ''Black Sea CONNECT'' funded within the “Horizon 2020” program has been officially launched in December 2019 with the participation of Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University - Institute of Oceanography and Hydrology (IOH) of the Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences as one of the 14 project partners.

The Black Sea is a vital resource with vast potential to boost the societal value of the blue economy for countries surrounding the Black Sea. Towards this end, an Initiative has been supported by the EU to develop a joint research and innovation roadmap and guide national and EU-level policymakers. In this context, The Burgas Vision Paper has been launched during the European Maritime Day 2018 in Burgas, addressing the key pillars on which the strategic agenda will be built. The Burgas Vision Paper is a shared vision for a productive, healthy, resilient, sustainable and better valued Black Sea by 2030 supported by the Ministerial Declaration towards a Common Maritime Agenda (2018) for the Black Sea, signed by Black Sea countries in Burgas. The Black Sea Blue Growth Initiative has also developed a draft version of SRIA (Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda) that identified four main challenges in the Black Sea; Black Sea Knowledge Bridge, Black Sea Blue Economy- Blue Growth, Key Joint Infrastructure, and Policy Enablers, Empowered Citizens and Enhanced Blue Workforce Capacity of the Black Sea.

The overall objective of the project is to coordinate the development of the SRIA operational Implementation plan based on these principles The SRIA and its Implementation Plan will guide stakeholders from academia, funding agencies, industry, policy, and society to address the fundamental Black Sea challenges, to promote blue growth and economic prosperity of the Black Sea region, to build critical support systems and innovative research infrastructure and to improve education and capacity building.

The project “Black Sea CONNECT ( will help boost Blue Economy by connecting grand challenges and policies and aims to support high-quality science and innovation to improve society’s welfare both in the Black Sea countries and EU.

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