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The EU Beach Clean Up 2022

Event Dates:
  • Thu, 10/20/2022 - 08:00
  • Mon, 10/31/2022 - 08:00
Event Type:
  • Other Event

#EUBeachCleanup2022 Global Campaign to Draw Attention to Combating Marine Pollution in Türkiye


A series of events will be held in Türkiye from 20 October to 9 November as part of the global awareness initiative #EUBeachCleanup, organized jointly by the European Union, the United Nations, and Smurfs. Organized by the Delegation of the European Union to Türkiye and European Union Information Centres, beach clean-up and diving activities will take place in Çanakkale, İstanbul, Van, Samsun, Trabzon, and Şanlıurfa to draw attention to marine pollution. 


As this year is designated as the European Year of Youth, youth will be at the centre stage of the #EUBeachCleanup2022 events. During the campaign, the youth will go to the beaches, raising awareness about clean oceans and the protection of biodiversity in marine ecosystems. The Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Türkiye, Ambassador Nikolaus Meyer-Landrut will attend the event on 20 October 2022 Thursday to add his voice to the call for combating marine pollution. This year, visitors can enjoy the 23-metre-long Digital Ocean Tunnel in Çanakkale, aiming to raise awareness about marine pollution. 


The Delegation of the European Union to Türkiye and the European Union Information Centres have come up with an intensive beach clean-up schedule for the Turkish leg of the global Beach Clean-up Campaign, carried out in cooperation with the European Union, the United Nations, and Smurfs. As part of the events, various awareness raising activities will be organized in Çanakkale, Istanbul, Van, Samsun, Trabzon, and Şanlıurfa. The Turkish leg of the global awareness campaign for clean, plastic-free oceans will draw attention to the protection of biodiversity in the marine ecosystem. There will be a call to action to combat marine pollution. As part of the campaign, a 23-metre-long Digital Ocean Tunnel was built in Çanakkale, which the Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Türkiye, Ambassador Nikolaus Meyer-Landrut will visit. The experience of travelling in the digital ocean will demonstrate the importance of eliminating pollution at the source, consuming less and recycling in the fight against marine pollution. At the end of the tunnel, visitors will find an information display, explaining what needs to be done for a plastic-free and clean marine life. 


Youth have the biggest responsibility. 

Since the European Union has designated 2022 as the European Year of Youth across Europe, young people will be taking an active role in the Beach Clean-up activities this year, forming their own teams and participating in awareness raising activities in cooperation with civil society organizations. They will also draw attention to the protection of marine biodiversity. 


We go to the beaches and clean up

Young people in Türkiye will be at Atakum Beach in Samsun on 21 October. In Şanlıurfa, young people will clean up Lake Halfeti for 10 days, from 20 to 24 October and plant trees around the lake at the end of the 10 days. In Van, an event titled "European Union Beach Clean-up: Saving Lake Van" will be held. On 1 November, young people will be on the beach in Şile, Istanbul, to draw attention to beach pollution and marine litter with civil society representatives. On 9 November 2022, an event titled "European Union Beach Clean-up: Children from Trabzon Unite against Marine Litter" will be held at Arsın Beach. 


Digital Ocean Tunnel in Çanakkale

For the European Union Beach Clean-up Campaign, a Digital Ocean Tunnel was built in Çanakkale in cooperation with the Çanakkale Municipality, where the marine ecosystem, including creatures such as corals and sea urchins, is identically depicted. The Digital Ocean Tunnel, which Çanakkale residents will be able to visit free of charge from 20 to 22 October will feature a depiction of marine pollution towards the end. 

The tunnel will demonstrate the importance of protecting biodiversity in the marine ecosystem, and at the end of the tunnel, visitors will be able to learn about what needs to be done to protect the marine ecosystem on an information display. 


Ambassador Meyer-Landrut to visit Çanakkale

Organized globally, the European Union Beach Clean-up Campaign encourages people to participate in beach clean-up activities and promote micro-behavioural changes. The campaign supports the objectives of the European Green Deal, the development of a blue economy covering all economic activities related to oceans and seas, and the realisation of policies for the protection of sustainable coastal resources. To draw attention to all these goals, the Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Türkiye, Ambassador Nikolaus Meyer-Landrut, will visit the Digital Ocean Tunnel, built in Çanakkale. During the visit, the importance of societies and individuals taking action and developing behavioural change for the protection of diversity in the environment and marine ecosystems will be emphasized.

The #EUBeachCleanup2022 campaign is organized worldwide in cooperation between the European Union, the United Nations, and Smurfs. As part of #EUBeachCleanup2022, which is a global awareness initiative, this year, beach clean-up activities are being carried out with the participation of young people in a number of countries such as Mozambique, Algeria, Tunisia, United States, Jordan, Italy, Montenegro, and South Africa. The #EUBeachCleanup2022 global campaign is implemented in Turkey by way of the Delegation of the European Union to Türkiye and the European Union Information Centres.











09:00 -17:00

Youth in action for a carbon neutral World  

Konya Selçuk University

Selçuk University Erasmus Coordanation Office

Event will start from Erasmus House with bikes to Horse club there will be archery acitivites horse riding and climate workshops.


18-20.10.  2022

Green Economy and Sustainable Development

Divan Hotel

Mersin Metropolitan Municipality

Prof. Dr. Volkan S. Ediger, Kadir Has University, Director of Energy and Sustainable Development Center
Assoc. Dr. Istemi Berk, Dokuz Eylul University, Technology Transfer Office Coordinator
Assoc. Dr. Sumeyra Duman, Dokuz Eylul University, Department of Business Administration in English. Faculty Member

Module 1
Development, Definition and Scope of the Concept of Sustainability
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Practices
Global Climate Change and the Paris Agreement
Developments in Turkey (Green OIZ and Eco-Industrial Parks)

Module 2
The European Green Deal and the 55 Harmonization Package
Border Carbon Regulation Mechanism (SKDM) and Emissions Trading System
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA: Life-Cycle Assessment)
Raw Materials, Energy and Waste Management (Circular Economy and Industrial Symbiosis)

Module 3
Sustainable Development Goals and Firms
Corporate Sustainability Report and Good Practices (certificates, accreditations, etc.)
Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals Along the Value Chain


20 - 24 October 2022

4th EU Beach Clean Up and tree planting event in Halfeti Lake

1-Garden in Halfeti old town and which is on the edge of Euphrates.

Halfeti Municipality


Halfeti lake, will be cleaned for 10 days and trees will be planted on the last day. In addition to all these, we will organize information meeting for exporters and manufacturers about "European Union's Green Deal and İts İmpacts on Turkish Exports" at ŞUTGEM (Şanlıurfa Technology Development and Training Centre) on October 17.


October 21, 2022

EU Beach Clean Up: Be aware, Take action

Atakum Beach, Samsun

Takev Anadolu High School

Samsun has long and glamorous beaches. Unfortunately, our beaches are badly used by people. It is planned to organize this event in Atakum, a town on the coast, and to cooperate with Atakum Municipality. A beach cleaning event will be held with a group of approximately 50 people in an area to be shown by the municipality. Participants are planned to be youth, high school students. In addition, participants such as the governor and mayor will be invited to increase the visibility of the event. After the beach cleaning, it is planned to relax together in a cafe and have a conversation about the negative effects of climate change. In the meantime, refreshments will be served to the participants. In addition, by listening to a short music concert from a local group of university students, it is planned to send the participants off in a way that will increase their awareness a little and in a pleasant way.


21.10.2022 Friday 09:00-12:00

Youth Gathering: Produce Efficently, Consume Consciously for a Clean Earth

Bursa Organize Industrial Zone Directorate Conference Hall

Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Bursa Energy Efficiency Center (EVM)
Uludağ Elektrik Perakende Satış A.Ş.
Bursa Uludağ University
Bursa Technical University

Energy efficiency is critical to solving the climate crisis. In most cases, efficiency measures have proven to be the most cost-effective way to address climate change while reducing energy waste, saving money, and affordably expanding the use of renewable energy resources.
On the scope of Climate Diplomacy Week, Bursa EUIC will organize a seminar in order to raise awarness of youth towards energy efficiency and energy literacy by having academicians who prepare studies on the environment and clean production, renewable energy investment experts as speakers.




Pedalling away from the Climate Crisis

Odunpazari District

Cycling Associations

Cycling is an efficient way of using expensive and scarce space in urban areas, and is healthy, clean and cheap. It has enormous potential when we acknowledge that almost half of all car trips in cities are of less than five kilometres.

The event tries to raise awareness on integrating cycling into the multimodal transport policy.



EU Green Deal and Green Transition:  Strategies & World Energy Policies

Kocaeli Chamber of Industry Conference Hall

Kocaeli University, Gebze Technical University, İstanbul Technical University

A conference held with academicians who are experts in their fields to raise awareness on the subject.



The Future of Renewable Energy

Kayseri Chamber Of Commerce / Erciyes University

Erciyes University Energy Systems Engineering, Erciyes University Mechanical Engineering, AGU Mechanical Engineering Departments



26-27.10. 2022

10:00  -16:00

Conference on Renewable Energy, Green Environment and Sustainable Development

Dicle University and Organized Industrial Zone

Dicle University and Organized Industrial Zone

The event will be held on Dicle University and Organized Industrial Zone in Diyarbakır. Target groups are the university students, entrepreneurs, business people and interested people. Participants will be informed about the renewable energy, green environment and sustainable development.



Youth Climate Forum


with participation of the EU Climate Ambassadors from 2020

Ice Breaking Event: Do We Know Our Carbon and Water Footprint?


27.10. 2022

Climathon - A hachaton event on Climate Change


İzmir Sustanibility City Developmnet Network

Are you bursting with ideas? Do you feel you have a voice in tackling climate change impacts in your city, town or region? Join our Climathon.



EU Beach Clean Up: Saving Lake Van

Van Chamber of Commerce and Industry Rifat Hisarcıkloğlu Hall

Yüzüncü Yıl Üniversitesi, Van Ticadet ve Sanayi Odası, Vangölü Aktivistleri Derneği

Kadir Erekinci has been diving in Lake Van for 20 years. He exhibits the garbage he collects in Van Lake for awareness. A conversation with Kadir Erkekinci and creating a platform for young people to express their ideas for the rescue of Vangöl. On the occasion of the EU Beach Clean Up campaign.



EU Beach Clean-up

Şile Sahili/İstanbul

Şile Municipality

On the occasion of the EU Beach Clean up campaign , we will organize a  Clean-up event with young people and NGO representative and draw attention to the beach pollution and marine litter.



09:00 – 17:00

Green Future Youth Event

Hacettepe University Campus

Hacettepe Avrupa Çalışma Grubu



3-4 November

09:00 – 17:30

EU Simulation: Countering Climate Change with Renewable Energy

Edirne CCI


3-4.11. 2022

* Zero Energy Buildings                       Going off grid:-

Industries generating their own energy

Pamukkale University         Denizli Chamber of Industry

EU Climate Pact Ambassadors                         Pamukkale University

At the zero-energy buildings event, we are planning an idea generation workshop in the perspective of urbanization by bringing together the youth with the EU Climate Pact Ambassadors. In the second stage of the event, we will hold a collective mind meeting where we will discuss energy efficiency and renewable energy issues for the industrialists of Denizli.



(10:00 – 15:00)

Circular Economy and Upcycling for Zero Waste

Gaziantep Chamber of Commerce


The aim of the upcycling workshop is encouraging people to upcycle their waste materials instead of going to trash and stop buying new products. It is important for reducing waste and reducing the use of water while producing a new product.



EU Beach Cleanj-up: Kids of Trabzon united against marine litter

Arsın Beach

Trabzon Directorate of National Education

The event will be held on a beach or by the sea in Trabzon. Students will be expected to clean up the environment. Later, a clown and university students accompanying them will convey various environmental messages to the children.



Youth Forum on Climate Change, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Akdeniz University or Antalya Bilim University

Akdeniz University/Antalya Bilim University/SUGEP

Draft Program

10:00-10:05 Openning Speeches
10.05 – 11.30 Inspiring Discussions on Climate Change
Umut DİLSİZ, SÜGEP Academy
Where did Sapiens make mistake? While driving to the sixth extinction
An academician from Akdeniz or Antalya Bilim University
11:30- 11:45 Coffee Break
• Moderators
Examples of projects related to this subject, shaped by energy saving, energy efficiency and renewable energy, which are in the EU's green transformation agenda.      
Çiçek DİLSİZ, SÜGEP Academy
Trends and good practice examples in renewable energy generation in parallel with the circular economy approach
Aytuğ Yapar, SÜGEP Academy, Circular Economy Expert
13.00 – 14.30 Lunch
14.30 – 14.45 Introductory Session of the Resilience Workshop Against the Energy Crisis (Umut Dilsiz)
14.45 – 16.30 Workshops – Parallel Working Groups
16.30 – 16.45 Coffe Break
16.45  – 18.00 Presentation of Workshop outputs
18.00 – 19.00 Networking