For another year, the Via Pontica Foundation is participating in the European Commission’s initiative “European Maritime Day in my country” on the occasion of the European Maritime Day 2022.

The European Maritime Day (EMD) is an annual two-day event during which Europe’s maritime community meets to network, discuss and outline joint action on maritime affairs and the sustainable blue economy. This year’s edition will take place in Ravenna, Italy on 19-20 May. The theme for 2022 is ‘Sustainable blue economy for green recovery’.

But stakeholders don’t have to wait until the main event in May to get involved in the EMD’s 2022 activities. In fact, from 1 April ‘EMD In My Country’ events will start all over Europe. Continuing until 31 October, these events will take place in physical, virtual and hybrid formats. Last year, a record 2021 EMD In My Country events were held across 25 countries and all EU sea basins. As 2022 is the European Year of Youth, the organisers are notably looking for events focused on youth activities.

On this occasion, the Via Pontica Foundation organized an Eco Workshop – creating art objects with waste materials in the Vaya Ecopark for Biodiversity and Alternative Tourism, with an emphasis on the birds in the Ecopark.

Children and parents who have an interest in the environment are invited to participate in the nature conservation, waste processing and their transformation into useful and beautiful things. The Eco Workshop aims the visitors not only to develop their aesthetics and skills in the production of various items from waste materials , but to build a worldview and desire to protect nature and to be convinced that every small step taken in this direction is positive influence.

European Maritime Day in My Country 2022