The European Connected River project aims to improve the commercial, ecological and recreational uses of waterways in North West Europe.
Within the framework of this project, the AIVP is working more particularly on the questions of shared governance, technological innovation and mixed uses.
The Connected Rivers project focuses on three main issues
- the integration of new actors traditionally not present in the governance of waterways;
- testing new project management methods such as design thinking in waterways management
- launching pilot projects to test new solutions.
Six northern European port cities have been selected as test sites, including Lille (France), Hamburg (Germany), Amsterdam and Nijmegen (Netherlands), and Vordinborg (Denmark). The province of Flanders is also a partner.