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DANUBE4all kicks off!

The DANUBE4all kick-off meeting took place in March at the River Lab, part of the Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and River Research at University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) in Vienna, Austria.

Our project, an EU ‘Lighthouse Initiative’ in support of Mission “Restore our ocean and waters by 2030", is a 5-year, Horizon Europe funded project consists of a consortium of 48 Partners and Associated Partners from 14 European countries.

Partners from all corners of the Danube River Basin and beyond, came together in-person and online to discuss, explore, and collaborate on the steps forward in initiating work and research within each the project’s suite of eight dedicated Work Packages. Each Work Package outlines a group of related tasks within the project that corresponds to the area of expertise of each contributing Partner.

The 3-day series of meetings was based in the Institute’s new River Lab – a hydraulic engineering facility at BOKU. The participant group also took a field visit to the site of the pilot renaturation project at Paradeis Insel in Donau-Auen National Park, around 30km east of Vienna. The damp weather didn’t dampen spirits and an exciting rowing trip by dingy to the site brought about a rich understanding of the projected restoration works that will soon take place here, in conjunction with our partners at viadonu.

Many thanks to all our project partners who attended in person & on-line.

There is so much to take forward!

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