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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 […]

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, […]

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.

The Open Rivers Programme offers 27 new grants to support projects in 16 European countries

December 15, 2022

The Open Rivers Programme offers 27 new grants to support projects in 16 European countries

Twenty-seven newly supported projects have the potential to open up over 300 km of rivers through the removal of 31 barriers.

The Open Rivers Programme offers 13 new grants to support projects in six European countries

July 18, 2022

The Open Rivers Programme offers 13 new grants to support projects in six European countries

Thirteen newly supported projects have the potential to open up over 380 km of rivers through the removal of 55 barriers.

Open Rivers Programme supports 19 new dam removal projects opening up 386 km of river

April 20, 2022

Open Rivers Programme supports 19 new dam removal projects opening up 386 km of river

The European Open Rivers Programme officially supports 19 small dam removals across 11 countries that will open approximately 386 kilometres of Europe’s rivers.