The project is aimed at supporting the Workshop SOLPHEN-2002 to be held in July 2002, in Verna, Bulgaria. This workshop is the first attempt to link the scientific aspects of solubility with applied environmental problems in the framework of an IUPAC International Symposium on Solubility Phenomena. A special discussion topic will be the ecological status of CEEC and NIS countries, and the Black Sea and Balkan regions. The preliminary program includes about 60 participants from app. 20 countries with invited lectures, tour-de-table and poster presentations and a computer tool cafe. This is a high-level workshop which will give greater appreciation of solubility-related phenomena to chemists and other professionals involved in environmental problems. It will reinforce the cooperation of researches from CEEC and NIS, Black Sea and Balkan regions in future EC, international and regional joint projects.