The European Open Rivers Programme invites Expressions of Interest (EoI) for project submissions for dam removal preparatory and demolition projects under grant categories A1, A2, A3, and B.  The applications must be submitted online via the programme’s application portal by 17:00 CET on 14th April 2023

Specifically, the programme is looking for projects that demonstrate exceptional ecological potential and ideally result in barrier selection and preparation (A1, A2, B) or barrier removal projects (A3) that enable at least 10 km of river to flow freely again.

For this call, the programme is only accepting applications from countries where few dam removals have taken place, and exceptional ecological potential can be demonstrated. Countries eligible to submit an EoI include Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, and Ukraine.

Please visit their Apply for a grant webpage for more information about the application eligibility criteria, grant types, application process and guidelines, and how applications will be assessed. 


Should you have any questions please feel free to contact the programme team.