• Sunday 15, Sep 2024



Dear Black Sea friends,

In order to upskill and ensure the understanding of the challenges and opportunities to be addressed for a sustainable Blue Economy across the Black Sea, the EU H2020-funded BRIDGE-BS R&I project conducts a range of educational and capacity-building activities.

With this aim, the 2nd Summer School is organized by the BRIDGE-BS project by targeting graduate students from Black Sea riparian countries (Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Moldova, Türkiye, and Ukraine) and will be hosted by one of the facilities of the Tbilisi State University (TSU) on 15-17 September 2024.

The 2nd Summer School will mainly focus on supporting tools for strengthening the Sustainable Blue Economy in the Black Sea region.

The lectures will address fundamental topics related to Blue Biotechnology.

The Summer School will involve interactive lectures and group work.

On the last day, a hackathon will take place where participants will work in a small team setting to develop a viable solution to boost the sustainable development of the Blue Economy with a particular focus on the emerging sector of biotechnologies.

Date: 15-16-17 September 2024 (14 September, Arrival Day)
Location: Tbilisi State University in Tbilisi, Georgia

Fees, Costs, and Visa

All selected participants will attend the summer school free of charge and in person.

Selected participants’ accommodation (up to 4 nights, depending on the flight schedule) in shared dormitories: 2 people of the same gender; Istanbul University will cover lunches and some dinners.

Subsistence costs in Tbilisi for the duration of the training, are borne by the participants.

All participants are responsible for complying with the entry requirements to Georgia. Participants who need to have a visa should organize their visa procedure and cover the costs of granting it. İstanbul University and BRIDGE-BS Project support the accepted candidates with an invitation letter. İstanbul University will organize accommodation and travel arrangements for the selected students.


Only graduate students of any discipline related to the Blue Economy (economy, research, and/or policy) will be considered;

Candidates should be graduate students from Black Sea riparian countries (Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Moldova, Türkiye and Ukraine);

Candidates should have a good working knowledge of English (level B2 or higher)