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Let’s make the Black Sea Blue

Event date:
29/10/2021 (All day)
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    Focusing on marine litter, the Black Sea basin event of the EU4Ocean Coalition will give space to fruitful interactions between young people, teachers, policy-makers and government representatives, NGOs and all kinds of relevant stakeholders. Join us in creating the Blue Black Sea!

    Just around the Black Sea Action Day (31st of October), the EU4Ocean Coalition is preparing the Let’s make the Black Sea Blue event, supported by the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission.


    The aim of the event is to give visibility to all relevant Black Sea marine-related communities, including schools and pupils, teachers, marine science educators, stakeholders from marine-related sectors, NGOs, youth, policy-makers and government representatives, public institutions, researchers and academia, conservationists, entrepreneurs, other ocean professionals as well as general citizens.

    A fresh new approach for a complex group of stakeholders is being put in place for this sea basin event, both in on-site and online activities.

    • The event will bring together and discuss ongoing activities of the EU4Ocean coalition and its communities in the Black Sea, with a specific focus on Marine litter (the thematic group of Healthy Ocean).
    • It will give specific space to the interactions between Black Sea Young Ambassadors and Young Ocean Advocates of the Youth4Ocean forum, and
    • Will focus on bringing the education on the Black Sea into the classrooms with the relevant stakeholders.

    Kicking off at the Black Sea Action Day with the Ocean Literacy festival activities, launching the projects of the Young Ocean Advocates, and finishing with the panel discussions on how to move forward concrete initiatives in the Black Sea (in particular in the topic of marine litter) with marine experts, policy makers, youth, educators, and general public and make a movement to make pledges for the #MakeEUBlue campaign for making and keeping the Black Sea Blue!

    Join the event and contribute with your ideas and views on ocean literacy in the Black Sea countries!

    The high level opening will be on the 29th of September, from 10 am CET, and the main event will take place on the 5th of November, starting from 9 am CET. You can download the full agenda at the following link: AGENDA.

    Register HERE!

    Also, the call for Young Ocean Advocates for the Black is open. Click to find out more and to apply!

    Further information will be added soon, keep an eye on this page!

    Direct Zoom links for each session:

    Advancing ocean literacy around the topics relevant to the Black Sea | 5th of November | 9:00-11:00 CET

    Mobilizing Youth in the Black Sea | 5th of November | 9:00-10:30 CET

    Bringing the sea to the classrooms in the Black Sea countries | 5th of November | 10:00-11:30 CET

    Closing of the event | 5th of November | 12:00-13:00 CET

    You can check the results and outcomes of the event HERE.