On May 18, 2022, a transformative event named “Clean Danube, Clean Black Sea” was orchestrated under the umbrella of the Erasmus+ project, with the support of the Black Sea CONNECT. Jointly organized by the National Institute for Marine Research and Development “Grigore Antipa” (NIMRD) and “Ioan N. Roman” High School Constanta, this event carried a resounding message of environmental consciousness.
The central aim of this noteworthy activity was to underscore the paramount importance of safeguarding our natural surroundings and to shed light on the concerning issue of pollution affecting both the Danube and the Black Sea. Drawing participants from four countries — Türkiye, Austria, Hungary, and Serbia — a total of 30 students and 14 educators congregated to partake in this enlightening event.
Through a series of engaging activities, this collaborative effort succeeded in not only raising awareness but also in building capacity among the attendees. Discussions, workshops, and interactive sessions served as vehicles for fostering a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness of our waterways and the need for collective action to address the challenges posed by pollution.
By nurturing a generation of environmentally conscious citizens and fostering cross-border cooperation, this event left an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of participants.