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This project has been funded with support from the european commission

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  • Side by Side for the Black Sea!

  • a capacity-building project for youth NGOs

  • 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


This project has been funded with support from the european commission

Side by Side for the Black Sea!

  • - 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 youthnon-governmental organizations from the Black Sea region to develop and implement grass-root projects for preventing water pollution.



  • This project has been funded with support from the european commission

    The Project’s Importance

    • 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.

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    This project has been funded with support from the european commission

    The Project’s Importance

    • 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.

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    This project has been funded with support from the european commission

    Project Objectives

    • Facilitating the exchange of experience and good practice concerning preventiveactivities for water pollution between the participants during 6 months.

    • Acknowledge the situation, threats and causes of the current water quality in the Black Sea forthe participants during 8 days of training.

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    Project duration : 01.07.2011- 31.12.2011

    Training duration : 05.09. 2011- 14.09.2011


    This project has been funded with support from the european commission

    Project’s target group

    • 27 youngstersrepresenting9 youth non- governmentalorganizations from Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine,Republic of Moldova, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey and Russian Federation

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    This project has been funded with support from the european commission

    Training methodology

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    • 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.


    This project has been funded with support from the european commission

    Training topics

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    • 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


    This project has been funded with support from the european commission

    Estimated outcomes of the project

    • 27 youngsters from the Black Sea region having updated knowledge and skills for organizing preventiveactivities 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.

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    This project has been funded with support from the european commission

    Project Participant’s profile

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    • - 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: 20-30

    • - Advanced skills in English communication;

    • - Tolerant person towards cultural diversity.

    • There will be 3 participants representing one NGO from every participating country.


    This project has been funded with support from the european commission

    Practical INFO for participants

    • 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: GuraPortitei,

    • a natural island on the

    • Romanian Black-Sea Shore

    Our training Island- GuraPortitei


    This project has been funded with support from the european commission

    Contact:

    Diana Ioana CALIN 

    Email: diana.calin@bscsif.org  

    Tel: 0040 752 224 266