On July 5, 2022, a significant scientific and educational event called “Black Sea Blue Policy” took place under the framework of European Maritime Days in Shota Rustaveli University in Batumi, organized jointly by the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara.
The event was attended by a working group from Black Sea CONNECT partner Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University in order to promote research, innovation, and public awareness regarding the Black Sea region. They showcased their ongoing scientific research projects related to the Black Sea, which were supported by the European Union. One of the highlighted projects was Black Sea CONNECT which was presented by Salome Kobaidze, Georgian Black Sea Young Ambassador. Mariam Avakova, one of the Georgian Black Sea Young Ambassadors, also held a series of activities to point out how we can be environmentally friendly and what we can do for plastic-free and sustainable seas.
Furthermore, the event provided a unique opportunity for attendees to engage in interactive activities such as scientific cognitive quizzes and a thematic painting contest, all centered around the Black Sea. These engaging activities aimed to foster a deeper understanding of the Black Sea’s significance and its ongoing research.