During March-April 2019, the project partners from the project “ANEMONE – Assessing the vulnerability of the Black Sea marine ecosystem to human pressures“ organized 4 workshops on the topic of marine litter involving citizens in finding and applying solutions to the marine litter problem and public awareness of marine environmental issues.
Over 130 participants registered in these workshops tackling the same problem with different approaches: presentations and working groups versus clean-up actions and practical analysis on the coastal land status.
The participants in the clean-up actions collected over 200 kg of unwanted or unusable materials. Read more about the workshops on the project website: ANEMONE website.
The first meeting of the Joint Programming Committee – body responsible for the preparation of the Interreg NEXT (Neighbourhood External) Black Sea Basin Programme 2021-2027 – was held on the 29th of January 2020 in Brussels, Belgium. The eligible participating countries of the new Programme involves ten states from the Black Sea Basin: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Turkey and Ukraine.
The new generation of projects to be funded under the Joint Operational Programme Black Sea Basin 2014-2020 has been approved by the Joint Monitoring Committee during the meeting held in Odessa, Ukraine, on 17th of September 2019.