Organisation details

The Open Rivers Programme is a Dutch foundation (officially registered as Stichting European Open Rivers Programme). It is a charity with Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) status (Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling - ANBI, in Dutch).

Name of ANBIStichting European Open Rivers Programme
Chamber of Commerce number83204881
RSIN / Fiscal number862768779
Date of incorporation25th June 2021
Registered office addressKeizersgracht 241, 1016 EA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 (0)20 21 01 461
Executive BoardJack Foxall (Executive Director)
Supervisory BoardArjan Berkhuysen (Chair)
Bart Fokkens (Member)
Caroline Visser (Member)


According to the foundation’s statutes, the Open Rivers Programme aims to restore endangered European rivers by supporting interventions that lead to the removal of dams and the restoration of river flow and biodiversity, and furthermore to do all that is related or conducive to the above.

The Foundation intends to achieve this objective by:

  • setting up a programme for providing grants and loans to third parties for removing dams, or for doing anything related or conducive to this;
  • supporting activities that result in the removal of dams;
  • promoting the programme set up by the foundation;
  • identifying and attracting funders for the programme set up by the foundation.

The following details are required to be made publicly available for Dutch charitable organisations:

Policy plan

The Policy Plan summarises the statutory framework, strategy, policy, activities, finances, and governance of the Stichting.

Remuneration policy

Members of the Supervisory Board are not remunerated for the activities they carry out. However, they are entitled to an attendance fee for meetings and for any other costs incurred by them to perform their duties. The reward for directors and other employees is determined by the Supervisory Board.

Annual report and financial statements

Annual Report and Accounts 2021

Standard ANBI publication form 2021

Annual Report and Accounts 2022

Standard ANBI publication form 2022