A second workshop was held in Burgas between 19-22 March 2019 within the 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” . The project partners from Bulgaria, Romania and Georgia gathered at the Business Incubator in Burgas and discussed the progress of the project and the forthcoming activities for its implementation. Following an introduction by the Lead Partner the Via Pontica Foundation and the adoption of the agenda, the meeting continued in a working format in the form of a consultation and discussing the work schedule activities that have been carried out so far, as well as the necessary next steps. On 21.03. Burgas Municipality presented the developed Internet platform for the project, its structure and design. The partners had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the functionalities and in real time, testing the control panel with their own accounts.
During the meeting the partners met with academic representatives from Burgas in the face of the experts of the University “Prof. Dr. Zlatarov “- Department of Ecology and Environmental Protection, which annually organize the conference “To think ecologically about the future”. The motto of the conference is in line with the project’s goals and for their colleagues from Georgia and Romania, project partners, it was important and interesting to exchange knowledge and experience related to pollution of Black Sea basin waters.
As part of the event’s program, the Via Pontica Foundation organized a visit to the Ecological Park for Biodiversity and Alternative Tourism “Vaya” – a promising project of the Via Pontica Foundation, fully committed to the care of nature and protection of the ecological diversity.