“Free Flowing Rivers for Europe”

Screening of two feature films followed by a debate Part 1

In partnership with the European Environmental Bureau

Protecting the pathways rivers create and allowing the river to renew itself: this is what river restoration is all about. We believe that the EU needs to protect the last wild rivers and continue with ambitious river restoration agenda through removal of dams and restoration of floodplains and wetlands. With the Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 setting specific targets to protect and restore freshwater ecosystems, specific examples of how to do this are helpful. The evening will present the inspiring examples of the Wild and Scenic Rivers concept in the US and the dam removals on the Elwha river, and discuss the prospects of a growing network of strictly protected rivers across Europe - healthy, dynamic and free-flowing.


Eef Silver, Wetlands International / Dam Removal Europe

Hans Stielstra, Deputy Head of Unit for Clean Water, Directorate-General for Environment, European Commission

Annette Spangenberg, EuroNatur Foundation


Tobias Schaefer, Living Rivers Foundation

Michael Bender, Flow Europe

Our principal priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of our speakers, moderators, exhibitors and participants, and so we have been monitoring the situation concerning the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak constantly. Due to the current situation and restrictions, it has been decided that EU Green Week 2020 will be available exclusively online.

You will have the opportunity to join the EU Green Week in a new immersive virtual experience. Not only will you be able to watch all the sessions live and interact with the speakers, but you will also have the possibility to explore the exhibitions and network with the other attendants just as if you were there !
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