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Removing the Holstenkoski Dam has had significant ecological benefits

June 24, 2024

Removing the Holstenkoski Dam has had significant ecological benefits

In the municipality of Salo in Southwest Finland, the river Kiskonjoki is an important river for migratory fish. Removing the […]

Open Rivers Programme supports 15 new projects across Europe

April 29, 2024

Open Rivers Programme supports 15 new projects across Europe

The Open Rivers Programme, committed to restoring the ecological vitality of rivers across Europe, is proud to announce its support […]

Celebrating our rivers: second main RiverFilmFest shorts in March 2024

March 12, 2024

Celebrating our rivers: second main RiverFilmFest shorts in March 2024

From March 14 to 24, 2024, the Living Rivers Foundation will host the Main RiverFilmFest, celebrating vibrant rivers and highlighting […]

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.