In the period 22-24.11.2021 in Burgas the team of NGO “Green Balkans – Stara Zagora” hosted a Steering Committee Meeting of the project “Eco-Conscious Minds to Stop Pollution in the Valuable Wetlands of Black Sea Basin” BioLearn BSB142, funded by Joint Operational Programme Black Sea Basin 2014-2020 is co-financed by the European Union through the European Neighbourhood Instrument and by the participating countries: Armenia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine.
The meeting was attended by representatives of four partner organizations – District Government of Enez and Division Directorate of National Parks of Edirne under Istanbul Regional Directorate of Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs from Turkey, NGO “Green Balkans – Stara Zagora” and Management Body of the Evros Delta National Park on the Greek side. Partners from Ukraine – NGO “Agricola” and Georgia – Foundation Caucasus Environment got involved online due to the complicated situation related to the Covid-19 pandemic and their impossibility to travel due to the fact that their countries are in the red zone.
During the meeting, each of the partners presented the activities performed and the results achieved so far – educational sets, training of trainers, children’s drawing competition, photo exhibition, cleaning campaign “Clean Waters – Clean Black Sea” and information materials (manual, Leaflet, brochure, etc.).
A part of the program included a visit to the PlanetUm Science Center in Burgas. The exposition zones and the educational installations aroused deserved interest among the participants. Particular attention was paid to the exhibition of 3D models of dolphins made by BioLearn BSB142 and life-size birds.
The last day of the meeting was set aside for a visit to Pomorie Lake and the Burgas wetlands. The hosts from the Green Balkans showed their partners from Turkey and Greece the beauty and richness of these key wetlands important for the protection of birds, as well as the problems of pollution of various types as a result of human activity.
The project BSB142 BioLearn is funded by Joint Operational Programme Black Sea Basin 2014-2020 is co-financed by the European Union through the European Neighbourhood Instrument and by the participating countries: Armenia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine.
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