Last modified: August 25, 2020

CRoCuS (BSB784) – We are all responsible for our future!


There is no doubt that the problem of water pollution is very serious for our country nowadays. Illegal dumping of organic and plastic waste, discharge of untreated wastewater, pesticides and livestock waste into rivers, pollution as a result of recreational activities are urgent problems.

In 2019 at the initiative of the Nova Kakhovka City Nongovernmental Environmental Organization “Mama-86-Nova Kakhovka” a campaign to study the pollution of the banks of surface waters of the Kherson region was conducted. As a result, the identified waste included: plastic waste – 56%, paper and cardboard – 19.46%, building materials, ceramics, glass – 11.12%, metal – 7.47%, rubber – 2.57%, treated wood – 2.03%, textiles – 1.38% and other waste – 0.04%. All this litter enters the Black Sea via the Dnieper and is one of the biggest threats to its ecosystem, also to human health and economic welfare.

The project ” Cleaner rivers – cleaner seas” (CRoCuS), where “Mama-86-Nova Kakhovka” is one of the partners, aims to reduce river littering and, consequently, the Black Sea littering.

The CRoCuS project is a synergistic action of 4 NGOs, Project Partners WiSDOM та Ecotox (Moldova), “Mama-86-Nova Kakhovka”, (Ukraine), Oancea City Hall (Rumania) under the leadership of the Lead Partner – the Earth Forever Foundation (Bulgaria), who came together to produce innovative tools for rapid assessment of river litter and waste recycling potential, promote sustainable waste management practices, share good practices.

The project fits into the EU-wide “quantitative reduction headline target for marine litter and promote a healthy and safe environment in the Black Sea region” and, consequently improving the sanitary condition of the recreational zone of the Kakhovka Reservoir and the Dnieper.

As the crocus flower, which is spread everywhere and is the symbol of cleanliness and purity, so thus the CRoCuS project will contribute to reduction of river littering and therefore to marine litter.

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Bronze medals for the projects HydroEnoNex and MONITOX at the INFOEVENT 2021
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Workshop for beneficiaries on developing Effective Communication

The European Union needs to show concrete results of its cooperation and development actions, and so does the ENI CBC community. At all times, communication activities should pursue the overall objective of increasing the knowledge of cross-border cooperation at the external borders of the EU and its position as a valuable, strategic tool for the EU and its neighbours.

Smart Specialisation for Sustainable Blue Economy Workshop

DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) and The Joint Research Centre, in cooperation with DG Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO), are organising the Workshop “Smart Specialisation for Sustainable Blue Economy” on 6 July 2021, at 09.00 – 12.45 CET.

Training for Beneficiaries from the 2nd Call for proposals

The training sessions are organised by the programme management structures and are aiming to enhance capacity of beneficiaries to collect, consolidate and report the progress achieved by the projects.

The second Call for Proposals of the Joint Operational Programme Black Sea Basin 2014-2020 is open starting with 1 October 2018 with deadline 5 February 2019
  Herewith you can access the Applicants Pack for the 2nd Call for proposals of the Joint Operational Programme

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