The team of the Via Pontica Foundation took part in a working meeting of stakeholders on “Pollution of Lake Pomorie with Litter”, organized under the project “Environmental awareness and behavior to stop pollution in significant wetlands of the Black Sea basin (BioLEARN)”, funded by the Black Sea Basin Joint Operational Program 2014-2020 (ENI CBC Joint Operational Program BLACK SEA BASIN 2014-2020). The event took place on June 30 at 10:00 am in the Svetlina Community Center, Pomorie.
The main goal of the meeting was to acquaint and involve stakeholders and the public in the search for a solution to the problem of litter pollution in significant wetlands of the Black Sea basin. The workshop provided an opportunity to engage the general public and management institutions in support of research aimed at reducing pollution of coastal wetlands with waste.
Experts from various fields related to the management and protection of the environment and waste, maritime transport, fisheries, science, non-governmental and environmental organizations, citizens, students and others exchanged experience and data at the meeting.
Project Coordinator of the Via Pontica Foundation, Ana Yancheva, together with Professor Dr. Miroslav Tsvetkov and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Daniela Toneva presented identified hotspots and work in progress on the computer-modeled map to a project “Innovative Techniques and Methods for Reducing Marine Litter in the Black Sea Coastal Areas”, priority 2.2. “Awareness Raising and Joint Actions for Reducing River and Marine Litter”, Joint Operational Programme “Black Sea Basin 2014-2020” database.
A new meeting and a mobile exhibition are forthcoming, set as part of the project activities.