The International Conference “Environmental Toxicants in Freshwater and Marine Ecosystems in the Black Sea Basin” will be organized in Kavala, Greece, during 8-11 September, 2020, by International Hellenic University (GR) and Dunarea de Jos University of Galati (RO) in partnership with Institute of Zoology, Republic of Moldova, Institute of Geology and Seismology, Republic of Moldova, and Danube Delta National Institute for Research and Development, Romania, in the frame of the MONITOX project.
An environmental drawing competition “Let’s protect rivers and seas!” was held during February-April 2020 within the project “Waste Free Rivers for a Clean Black Sea” by the project partner Imereti Scientists’ Union “Spectri”. Many schoolchildren from Georgia joined the competition, with up to 50 drawings entering the last round of this competition.
The Greek Islands are one of the most popular cruising and sailing regions in the world – a yachting and general boating paradise. For the tourists who intend to travel throughout the North Aegean Islands from the Thracian Sea, the Greek beneficiary, Alexandroupolis Port Authority, of the project Sailing across the Black Sea (SaBS) prepared a detailed material for a pleasant and relaxed journey.
“Assessing the vulnerability of the Black Sea marine ecosystem to human pressures” (ANEMONE) project has conducted a cetacean survey of the western coasts of Black Sea with its 7-member crew. Covering 600 km in 8 days, the research expedition surveyed cetaceans in the western Black Sea coast of Turkey between Bulgarian border İğneada to Karadeniz Ereğli.
MONITOX interdisciplinary network, composed of: “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati and the partner institutions – Institute of Zoology, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova; International Hellenic University, Kavala, Greece; Institute of Geology and Seismology Chisinau, Republic of Moldova and Danube Delta National Institute for Research and Development, Tulcea, Romania, organised during 5-7 March 2020 two events in the frame of the project “Black Sea Basin interdisciplinary cooperation network for sustainable joint monitoring of environmental toxicants migration, improved evaluation of ecological state and human health impact of harmful substances, and public exposure prevention” – MONITOX:
Three projects funded by ENI CBC Black Sea Basin Programme, namely: Promoting tea as the engine of growth for the Black Sea Basin Area (TeaWay), Piloting Modern Trading Opportunities in Agriculture through Creation of the Innovative Online Platform (AgroNet) and Increase Trading and Modernization of the Beekeeping and Connected Sectors in the Black Sea Basin (ITC BEE-BSB) were presented during the official celebration of the International Tourist Guide Day on February 21, 2020, in Varna, Bulgaria. The event was hosted by the Bulgarian Association of Tourist Guides with the support of the Varna Municipality.
The winemaking companies from the Republic of Moldova, Romania and Bulgaria will receive another opportunity to promote their business. This will lead to export increasing on the international level, grow of cross-border trade operations and modernization for the whole agricultural sector.