News: BRIDGE-BS Summer School is open for applications

BRIDGE-BS will conduct a range of educational and capacity-building activities 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, . With this aim, a summer school is organized by targeting graduate students from the Black Sea riparian countries on 23-25 August 2022 (for a total of 4 days, including the arrival day), hosted by one of the facilities of the Istanbul University (IU).

The courses will cover the main aspects related to the Black Sea ecosystem and six prominent economic activities for a sustainable Blue Economy in the Black Sea marine living resources (fisheries and aquaculture), transport, tourism, energy, and biotech.

The main objectives of the program are:

  • Equip graduate students with theoretical and practical skills to address issues faced by a sustainable Blue Economy in the Black Sea with a specific focus on the Blue Economy initiatives and key actors existing in the region
  • Diversify possible career pathways for the next generations of practitioners in the sectors,
  • Widen next generation’s comprehension and appreciation of fundamental marine ecosystem functioning, challenges, and opportunities for its preservation,
  • Learn about opportunities in sustainable innovation and policy support across relevant marine and maritime sectors in the Black Sea as well as other EU sea basins,
  • Foster professional and educational networks and international partnerships that can improve activities in support of sustainable blue growth,
  • Stimulate actions for preservation and sustainable exploitation of the Black Sea ecosystem,
  • Improve professional skills for the development of the marine and maritime sectors in the Black Sea, as well as ocean governance, in support of the Sustainable Development Goals.

These are the main streps for the application process:

  • Online application form
  • Submission of an up-to-date CV
  • Statement of support from the student’s institution/university
  • Deadline: 30 June 2022

More information about the requirements, conditions and logistics, is available here.

News Posted on 08/06/2022