EU4Ocean – European Blue Schools Network – Black Sea Online Workshop was organized by the BSUN, in collaboration with the Black Sea CONNECT Consortium, Mare Nostrum NGO, European Marine Science Educators Association (EMSEA), and Ciencia Viva on Oct 28, 2020.
Dedicated to the celebration of the Black Sea Day, the workshop aimed to bring all stakeholders together who are willing to foster ocean education in the Black Sea region. Many initiatives, where schools and ocean stakeholders collaborate already exist in the Black Sea region. The Network of European Blue Schools can bring these projects under the attention of both the Black Sea community and other sea basins, thus creating more opportunities to share and learn from each other, ensuring that knowledge and skills can be built upon.
To this end, the online event brought together all relevant stakeholders around the Black Sea Basin to approach specific themes and collaboratively design common solutions in terms of sustainability and Blue Growth. This event revealed the value of ocean education in the region by highlighting not only the visibility of the Black Sea Day but also the unique structure and characteristics of the Black Sea.