Within the framework of the Black Sea React! project, the Regional Essay Competition for the Youth “Saving our Sea: new ways to reduce marine pollution in the Black Sea”, a BSEC PERMIS and ICBSS initiative, was launched in the period May-September 2021. It aimed to raise awareness
and motivate young people in the BSEC Member States to take action against the growing marine pollution challenge in the Black Sea. The present collective edition includes the top ten essays of the Regional Essay Competition for
the Youth. The essays were submitted by high-school students aged 15 to 18 years, citizens of the 13 BSEC Member States.