BSEC PERMIS hosted a regional stakeholder webinar to initiate consultations on the environmental and social aspects of the “Blueing the Black Sea” (BBSEA) GEF Regional project on 27 October 2021.

The outcome of the webinar will define the area of expertise and knowledge the region would like to share and receive through the envisaged BBSEA regional program and will inform the dialogue with the Governments of the targeted countries in the field of Blue economy.



  • Tuesday 01, Feb 2022
Supporting multi-use of the sea with maritime spatial p...

Please check out a recent publication on supporting multi-use of the sea with maritime spatial planning in Bulgaria. Multi-use is becoming a big opportunity for sustainable blue economy considering the expanding human uses of sea space!

  • Tuesday 18, Jan 2022
EU Mission 'Restore our Ocean and Waters' Horizon Europ...

Dear Colleagues,


We are pleased to bring to your attention:

  • The EU Missions Info Days (18-19 January) (link below) and
  • The EU Mission Restore our Ocean and Waters Horizon Europe open calls (Deadline : 12 April, 2022)


EU Missions Info Days (18-19 January):

The upcoming EU Missions Info Days (18-19 January) will be streamed via the following link (no registration is needed):


*Kindly note that Mission Restore our Ocean and Waters will be presented on 18 January between 09.45 and 12.45 CET. On the same day, between 15.40 and 17.35 CET an interesting session on “preparing and submitting a successful proposal” is also foreseen.


OPEN CALLS >> EU Mission Restore our Ocean and Waters Horizon Europe :

Kindly find below relevant information regarding 12 open Horizon Europe calls related to the EU Mission Restore Our Ocean and Waters, launched under the EU’s programming period 2021-2027 :


Mission Restore our Ocean and Waters will pursue ambitious objectives to tackle the most pressing issues faced by our Oceans and Seas:

  1. Protect and restore marine and freshwater ecosystems and biodiversity, in line with the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2030 ;
  2. Prevent and eliminate pollution of our ocean, seas, and waters, in line with the EU Action Plan Towards Zero Pollution for Air, Water and Soil ;
  3. Make the sustainable blue economy carbon-neutral and circular, in line with the proposed European Climate Law and the holistic vision enshrined in the Sustainable Blue Economy Strategy.


The Mission will constitute a joint effort between the EU, its Member States and its partner countries, including funding provided by EU funds and national contributions. For the upscaling and replication in the second phase, additional national, regional and private funding will be mobilised.


Kindly find key details on the 12 open calls via the link below :



The deadline for applications is 12 April, 2022.


*The following open calls may be of particular interest to Black Sea stakeholders :

  1. Danube river basin lighthouse – restoration of fresh and transitional water ecosystems
  2. European Blue Parks
  3. Underlying models for the European Digital Twin Ocean
  4. Danube river basin lighthouse – coordination activities
  5. The relation of young generations with the sea and water: values, expectations, and engagement
  6. Piloting citizen science in marine and freshwater domains


Eligibility criteria regarding the calls are described here in Annex B of the Work Programme General Annexes.


Finally, kindly find via this link the Implementation Plan of Mission Restore our Ocean and Waters.


Best regards, and we remain at your disposal.

  • Wednesday 12, Jan 2022
Online Questionnaire for the Project CulTourE4Youth

We hereby invite you to participate at the Online Questionnaire for the Project CulTourE4Youth - Supporting youth entrepreneurship in cultural tourism for coastal communities. 

If you are a citizen of or live/work in GeorgiaRepublic of MoldovaRepublic of Turkey or Ukraine, your feedback is critical, as we strive to gather inputs about the priorities, opportunities and challenges from culture and tourism sectors in your countries.

Building on the notion that cultural tourism with maritime dimension is an up-and-coming blue growth generator, the project will provide background information and analysis on how youth entrepreneurship is promoted by existing policies and initiatives, and how can it be better supported to address local and regional challenges, such as youth unemployment and brain drain. 

The Questionnaire aims to gather direct input about the priorities, opportunities and challenges from all involved stakeholders in the sectors of culture and tourism

  • Wednesday 12, Jan 2022
EU MISSIONS - Concrete solutions for our greatest chall...

Two Mission Area actions under the Horizon Europe Missions work programme Search for available translations of the preceding are now open for application. 

The actions relate to the adaptation to climate change and healthy oceans, seas and waters mission areas. 

The Mission ‘Restore our Ocean and Waters’ will restore marine and fresh water ecosystems and biodiversity, prevent and eliminate pollution from ocean, seas and waters, create a sustainable, carbon-neutral and circular Blue Economy. Furthermore, they will develop digital systems that will be used to generate models for a European Digital Twin Ocean and engage and mobilise citizens, especially young generations.

The Mission ‘Adaptation to Climate Change’ will support regions and communities in their journey to adapt to climate change, including the development of risk assessments, pathways and demonstrators of large scale innovative systemic solutions that are economically suitable.

The deadline to submit a proposal is 12 April 2022 17:00:00 Brussels time.

Visit the CINEA page for more information on specific topics!