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 Jury appointed within the framework of the competition selected the finest drawings created around the topic of rivers and seas protection, and waste recycling. Further, the Internet users named their favourite drawing, which was selected with the majority of votes – 399.
Below are the most voted drawings. Through the eyes of children, the present condition of rivers and sea seek involvement and effective actions. Their vision, aspiration and creativity can be inspirational to all of us.
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.