Joint Operational Programme
BLACK SEA BASIN 2014-2020
„Black Sea Basin interdisciplinary cooperation network for sustainable joint monitoring of environmental toxicants migration, improved evaluation of ecological state and human health impact of harmful substances, and public exposure prevention”
The project is financed by the European Union through European Neighborhood Instrument (ENI) - Cross-border cooperation (CBC) - in the frame of the Joint Operational Programme BLACK SEA BASIN 2014-2020, Priority 2 – Promote coordination of environmental protection and joint reduction of marine litter in the Black Sea Basin, Specific Objective 2.1 – Improve joint environmental monitoring, and has an implementation period of 30 months (20.09.2018-19.03.2021).
The total budget of the project is 952,583.55 EURO, of which the contribution of European Union (92%) is 876,576.85 EURO.
"Dunărea de Jos" University of Galati (Leader Partner);
Institute of Zoology, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova;
Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology, Kavala, Greece;
Institute of Geology and Seismology Chisinau, Republic of Moldova;
Danube Delta National Institute for Research and Development, Tulcea, Romania;
Groups of activities
Joint development and optimization of investigation methods and innovative techniques and tools used in environmental monitoring within BSB, expert training and sharing information of public interest
Project is aiming at enhancing regional cross-border cooperation to improve joint monitoring of environmental toxic pollution and better share and exchange of new analysis methodology, data and information on ecological state and human health impact of harmful substances.
This is in line with priority 2.1. objective and implies to:
a) build a strong BSB network of analytical laboratories and experts to elaborate a common ecotoxicological monitoring system supporting regional programmes for environmental protection and sustainable management;
b) produce a scientific platform with harmonized information on toxics in soil, water, sediments and biota in shared riverine, deltaic and sea areas, and their potential impact on ecosystems and people.
• Integration of the high-level multidisciplinary expertise and research capacities of the partner institutions for the holistic assessment of the cross-border impact of hazardous chemicals on the ecosystems in the Black Sea Basin through harmonized methods;
• Improving the technical knowledge and diversification of skills and competences of professionals and young researchers for joint environmental monitoring of toxic chemicals in Black Sea Basin through innovative practices and modern tools;
• Boosting public awareness in Black Sea Basin areas on the environmental issues related to spread of toxicants by education and sharing innovative scientific information and knowledge on health effects of inorganic, organic and radioactive pollutants.
1. Enforced cross-border partnership in the Black Sea Basin by established interdisciplinary monitoring network of toxic substances based on EU environmental legislation;
2. Improved regional monitoring system of toxicants in different environmental compartments within BSB by developing a common scientific approach and harmonized operating procedures;
3. Improved assessment of the ecological state of the BSB regions on the basis of the new acquired and public available data on toxic substances;
4. Enhanced knowledge and expertise linked with the monitoring of toxic compounds to be applied in the process of the training of professionals from the field and future specialists in the BSB;
5. Improved public availability of environmental information in the BSB and stronger consciousness of different target groups about the health effects of environmental toxic pollutants.