Black Sea is looking for its Young Ambassadors!

The Black Sea CONNECT project is looking for passionate, engaged and creative Young Ambassadors that are willing to play an important role in advocating for the Blue Growth in the Black Sea and promote the goals of the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA). The engagement of the Young Ambassadors will enhance the visibility and actions of the Blue Growth Initiative for Research and Innovation in the Black Sea, will increase the countries’ potential, and spread the output of projects and activities related to the Blue Growth Initiative in the region.

Who Can Apply

Any I) M.Sc., Ph.D. student or post-doc researcher who can demonstrate marine and maritime research, policy-relevant science and/or industry, II) science communicator, III) environmental NGO activist, IV) science diplomat from the Black sea countries between the ages of 20-35 years.

Black Sea Ambassadors should be:

  • Curious about the world, and the ocean. Interested in community building, science diplomacy, public engagement, education and training, and youth issues
  • Good communicators, and willing to use their creativity, imagination and communication skills to help promote Blue Growth in the region (via blogs/videos/social media posts/performances and writing articles)
  • Fluent English speakers
  • Comfortable with public speaking
  • Able to travel within their country for national SRIA and Initiative training in 2020 (can be virtual or on-site)
  • Able to travel to the Black Sea riparian countries for Winter/Summer School 2020
  • Volunteer to work as ambassador until 2022
  • Committed to giving time to this program

How to Apply

The application form and more info is available here.


  • Strongly motivated to advocate for youth information
  • Having a voice for change of Black Sea, seas and oceans
  • Increasing teamwork skills
  • Learning more about Black Sea, design and develop awareness campaigns for seas and oceans
  • Increasing science by communication skills (development of content as articles, blogs, videos)
  • Ready to act as spokespersons for the Black Sea Initiative having the required quality information
  • Actively participates in related activities and have the opportunity to present their work at major events

Application Deadline

31 May 2020, Sunday


Application deadline 31 May 2020