• Location:   İstanbul, Türkiye

We would like to inform you that a very important event entitled “Marine Litter Joint Action Forum” is organised under the Horizon 2020 funded Black Sea CONNECT CSA on 14 and 15 November 2022 in Istanbul in a hybrid format.

Marine litter is a common European challenge where Black Sea research and innovation
stakeholders can provide unique contributions of global significance. The main objective of the 2-day
event is to present the actions already in place for existing and new initiatives and projects in order
to best coordinate all efforts toward paving the way for future cutting-edge actions on marine litter
pollution in the Black Sea. The Forum will strive to create a supportive environment for companies,
research-performing organizations and NGOs to exchange, present and discuss their knowledge and
experiences on tackling marine litter in the region as well as forming a platform of circular economy
solutions with policymakers and experts participating in the forum. This event is structured around 5 main sessions:

  • Policy Session; Links to Mission Ocean, Sustainable Blue Economy Partnership, Common Maritime Agenda, and broader policy framework
  • 1st Session: Marine Litter Pollution in the Black Sea
  • 2nd Session: Plastic Circularity
  • 3rd Session: Good Practices
  • Round-table discussion

The full agenda and registration details are coming soon, so do stay tuned, and please spread the word to your networks.