Connected River 

The European project Connected River aims to improve the coexistence of commercial, ecological and recreational uses of waterways in North-Western Europe. The focus is on the development and animation of river waterfronts.

As part of the project, AIVP is working more specifically on issues of shared governance, technological and methodological innovation, and mixed uses.

The Connected Rivers project focuses on three areas of work:

– integrating new stakeholders traditionally absent from waterway governance;

– testing new project management methods such as design thinking in waterway management;

– launching pilot projects to test new solutions.

5 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 (Belgium) has another pilot area.

The project is co-financed by Interreg North Sea, a European Union program. The project began in January 2023 and runs until December 2026.