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1 This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein Side by Side for the Black Sea! -a capacity-building project for youth NGOs.

2 - It is a pilot-project for youth NGOs capacity-building; -Financing source - EC Youth in Action program. The Aim of the Project “Side by Side for the Black Sea!” aims at improving the capacity of youth non- governmental organizations from the Black Sea region to develop and implement grass-root projects for preventing water pollution. Side by Side for the Black Sea!

3 Project promoters

4 djfksdhf. Black Sea–highly polluted waterbody  High level of eutrophication/ nutrient enrichment;  Decline of the commercial marine living resources;  Biodiversity /habitat changes;  Decline of the recreational values of the sea. (Strategic Action Plan of the Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution) Cross-border Cooperation between countries which share seas, rivers, lakes and ground waters – is essential for successful water management. (Water Convention of the UN Economic Commission for Europe) Civil society’s support is significant for a sustainable implementation of the governmental strategies and conventions. The Project’s Importance

5 djfksdhf. By its content, “Side by Side for the Black Sea” contributes to the fulfillment of the Water Convention Parties’ obligations:  To prevent, control and reduce adverse trans-boundary impacts on the environment, human health and socio-economic condition;  To manage shared waters in a reasonable and equitable manner using the ecosystem approach and guided by the precautionary and the polluter-pays principles;  To preserve and restore ecosystems;  To carry out environmental impact assessments, to draw up contingency plans, set water-quality objectives and minimize the risk of accidental water pollution. The Project’s Importance

6 djfksdhf.  Facilitating the exchange of experience and good practice concerning preventive activities for water pollution between the participants during 6 months.  Acknowledge the situation, threats and causes of the current water quality in the Black Sea for the participants during 8 days of training. Project Objectives Project duration : Training duration :

7 djfksdhf. Project’s target group 27 youngsters representing 9 youth non- governmental organizations from Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Republic of Moldova, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey and Russian Federation

8 djfksdhf.  non-formal educational methods  It will facilitate an interactive process of learning, focused on the participants, and involves :  group discussions and brainstorming;  storyboards and case studies;  sharing best practices sessions;  development of project ideas;  ice-breakers and energizers. Training methodology

9 djfksdhf.  Discover the Water Cycle in Nature  Discover the Bond between Water and Health  Discover the bond between Water and Economy  Water and International affairs. How? Why?  Water pollution preventive methods Training topics

10 djfksdhf.  27 youngsters from the Black Sea region having updated knowledge and skills for organizing preventive activities on water pollution;  9 NGOs with improved capacity in developing and implementing grass-root projects for preventing water pollution;  A better and more efficient cooperation between 9 NGOs representing 9 countries from the Black Sea region;  9 additionally initiated projects during the training;  In within 2 months after the training, we expect the participants to design and to start implementing better quality and more efficient projects initiated within the training course;  Increased awareness and more responsible behaviour concerning water pollution issues among the local communities of participant NGOs. Estimated outcomes of the project

11 djfksdhf. - Interested in water related problems; - Representing an NGO that has experience in environmental projects; - Has already been involved in at least one environmental project; - Aged: Advanced skills in English communication; - Tolerant person towards cultural diversity. There will be 3 participants representing one NGO from every participating country. Project Participant’s profile

12 -Accommodation and food for the training activities are provided by the hosting organization in a percentage of 100% ; - 70% of the transportation expenses (economic class flight tickets, bus and train tickets-2nd class) from the home country to Romania will be reimbursed at the presentation of the relevant receipts according to the conditions of EU Youth in Action Programe, in 2 month after the training -Venue: Gura Portitei, a natural island on the Romanian Black-Sea Shore Practical INFO for participants

13 Contact: Diana Ioana CALIN Tel:


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