Call for Participation in the DANUBE4all project as Associated Region

Publication date
March 31, 2023
May 31, 2023
Short description

The DANUBE4all consortium announces its call for five Associated Regions. Invited are local and/or regional authorities from Member States and associated countries to the Horizon Europe Programme, except for countries that are part of the DANUBE4all consortium which can not participate (i.e. Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Ukraine, United Kingdom; this means that Serbia cannot participate but other Western Balkan economies are welcome).

The grant each associated region can apply for is up to €100,000.

By promoting the improvement of ecological status, biodiversity, and ecosystem connectivity through the development and implementation of innovative Win-Win Nature Based Solutions, DANUBE4all aims to enhance the free-flowing status of rivers and floodplains, reduce flood and drought risks, and improve sediment and biota continuity.

In addition to research activities at the three Demonstration Sites in the Danube River Basin, the project will also provide GIS and Citizen Science tools for upscaling restoration actions via ten Synergy Sites and transfer outcomes to five Associated Regions by developing Replication Roadmaps for restoration action.

The DANUBE4all project will provide technical assistance to use the outcomes and knowledge of DANUBE4all to prepare roadmaps, plans, and projects to restore freshwater ecosystems in their region.

To achieve this, the consortium will implement special formats, workshops, and exchange activities to continuously share DANUBE4all outcomes and knowledge. All developed tools and restoration measures, as well as the development and draft versions of the Danube Basin Restoration Action Plan, will be fully open, usable, and made applicable to the Associated Regions.

By joining the project as an Associated Region, participants will have the opportunity to access our expertise, knowledge, and tools to develop their own roadmap, plan, or project to restore freshwater ecosystems in their region to achieve the shared goal of restoring freshwater ecosystems and promoting sustainability across Europe.

List of type of activities that can receive financial support:

  • ​    Revitalisation of ecological systems
  •     Ecosystem monitoring and restoration
  •     Nature base solutions restoration measures
  •     Reconnection of floodplains
  •     River connectivity, river-sea reconnection
  •     River dynamics improvement
  •     Sediment management
  •     Litter clean up in rivers and connecting ecosystems
  •     Citizens involvement

For more information about the eligibility and the activities to be implemented please see the source page of this call:


  • Horizon Europe / H2020
Geographical focus
  • Danube Macroregion
  • European Union (EU 27)
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
  • Engineering and Technology
  • General
  • Humanities
  • Medical and Health Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences

Entry created by Elke Dall on April 6, 2023
Modified on April 6, 2023