Project kick-off meeting sets the stage for transnational cooperation across the largest sub-basin in the Danube River Basin
The JOINTISZA project (“Strengthening Cooperation between River Basin Management Planning and Flood Risk Prevention to Enhance the Status of Waters of the Tisza River Basin”) will hold its official kick-off meeting and first stakeholder event on March 1–2, 2017, at the REC Conference Center.
JOINTISZA, supported by Interreg Europe through the Danube Transnational Programme (DTP), brings together 17 partners across five countries that share the Tisza River Basin (Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Ukraine).
The project will identify solutions to common challenges identified across the basin, including overexploitation, water regime modification, contamination, and growing flood events amplified by climate change. It also aims to enhance the status of the basin’s waters by strengthening cooperation and improving interaction between relevant stakeholders and practitioners who share, manage and monitor the watershed.
The kick-off meeting is a closed event for project partners, who will review and outline project activities and the project work plan and agree on activities or the next six months.
The first stakeholder event, “JOINTISZA – Open Doors”, will introduce the JOINTISZA objectives, activities and expected results to a broad range of interested parties. Another aim is to spark discussion and an exchange of views on how the project can maximise its benefits for stakeholders, the territory and the public.
The agenda of the kick-off meeting and first stakeholder event is available here.
The JOINTISZA project was launched in January 2017 and will run until June 2019.
The project is implemented under the umbrella of Interreg Europe – an EU programme for interregional cooperation that helps regional and local governments across Europe to develop and deliver better policy – through the targeted Danube Transnational Programme (DTP), which promotes economic, social and territorial cohesion in the Danube region through policy integration in selected fields.
JOINTISZA belongs to the DTP priority area Environment and Culture Responsible Danube Region, with the specific objective to strengthen transnational water management and flood risk prevention.
The overall funding for JOINTISZA is EUR 2.2 million.
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