Marine and River Litter Elimination New Approach is set towards union of the forces against pollution near the Black sea, rivers, protected areas and nature reserves or in the vicinity of the Black sea basin.
Project aims at jointly raising public awareness and education regarding river and marine litter problems, the value of biodiversity and environmental protection for target audiences such as youth, tourists, business, local communities and authorities, educational organizations.
Particular attention is paid to development of environmentally and responsible-citizenship and ecological behavior among youth.
‘Improved online public access to environmental monitoring data and data tools for the Black Sea Basin supporting cooperation in the reduction of marine litter’ or MARLITER is a project employing information technologies for better environmental monitoring at regional scale and decrease of solid waste in the marine environment. The project enhances international knowledge-based cooperation, information exchange and innovative capacity building between five partners – NGOs, higher education and research institutions – from Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Romania and Ukraine. It addresses cross-border pollution with marine litter and its reduction in the Black Sea Basin. The aim is to improve the availability of online public access data and data tools for environmental monitoring and adaptive management policies, supporting innovative non-formal education and joint measures on the reduction of marine litter across the region. To achieve this it will perform three groups of activities in the five countries: information exchange and integration, development of web based tool and capacity building for youth and other regional stakeholder groups. The project was launched in July 2018 and spans over 36 months.
The project “Raising Public Awareness and Reducing Marine Litter for Protection of the Black Sea Ecosystem” (LitOUTer), supported by the Joint Operational Programme Black Sea Basin 2014-2020, enhances awareness-based neighborhood cooperation, cross-border information exchange, use innovative awareness methods between six partners (NGOs, higher education and scientific research institutes) from four countries which are Turkey, Romania Bulgaria, and Georgia.
The project takes into account cultural differences and develops awareness-raising strategies tailored to the specifics of individual countries.
With this project, correctly defined target groups, who are the most powerful impact to reduce litter in the source will be aware of litter impact on the human environment in the past, present and dominantly future.
In the project, “BOTTOM-UP” approach will be accepted during the training and awareness activities. In this approach, housewives, students, fishermen, muhtars, NGOs, local authorities, and decision-makers will be the main target groups of the project. In addition to that, citizens, villagers, tourism and shipping agencies will be informed/ aware of litter impacts on the marine environment and human health by using various educational/training tools.
Last update: 22.03.2021