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Call for applications – submission deadline 4th April 2024 

February 19, 2024

Call for applications – submission deadline 4th April 2024 

The European Open Rivers Programme is pleased to announce a new call for applications from 21st February 2024, with a […]

Open Rivers Programme wraps up 2023 with support to eight new projects

January 8, 2024

Open Rivers Programme wraps up 2023 with support to eight new projects

As we bid farewell to 2023, the Open Rivers Programme is thrilled to announce its support for eight additional projects, […]

Free Flow Conference 2024 – register today

January 8, 2024

Free Flow Conference 2024 – register today

Secure your place for the Free Flow Conference 2024! Organised by the World Fish Migration Foundation & Institute of Fisheries […]

Call for Dam Removal (demolition) applications – submission deadline 8th December 2023

November 3, 2023

Call for Dam Removal (demolition) applications – submission deadline 8th December 2023

The European Open Rivers Programme is inviting project submissions for dam removal: demolition grants from 3rd November 2023, with the […]

The programme supports 20 new projects set to transform rivers across 14 countries

August 9, 2023

The programme supports 20 new projects set to transform rivers across 14 countries

The Open Rivers programme is pleased to support a further 20 projects aimed at revitalising river flows and biodiversity across Europe. The projects span 14 countries including Turkey, Germany, Netherlands, and Finland, where the programme has supported projects for the first time.

A step forward for the removal of obsolete barriers in Portugal

July 31, 2023

A step forward for the removal of obsolete barriers in Portugal

This morning, the Portuguese Environment Agency, Rewilding Portugal and the Côa Park Foundation signed a collaboration protocol to develop a common strategy to analyze the technical, environmental, ecological and social feasibility of removing the Foz Côa cofferdams.

Call for applications – deadline for new submissions – 1 September 2023

July 7, 2023

Call for applications – deadline for new submissions – 1 September 2023

The Open Rivers Programme is currently accepting applications for all grant categories from eligible applicants from all European countries. Secure funding for your project by submitting an application through our application portal.

Programme supported project receives 2022 Dam Removal Award

May 20, 2023

Programme supported project receives 2022 Dam Removal Award

Celebrating excellence in river restoration: Spain takes home the 2022 Dam Removal Award In a ceremony at the UK Dam […]

UK Dam Removal Conference – May 18-19

May 1, 2023

UK Dam Removal Conference – May 18-19

The conference will explore the reasons behind the slow rate of barrier removal and investigate the challenges that need to be addressed to remove a structure.