TID(Y)UP

Follow plastic from source to sea: Tisza-Danube integrated action plan to reduce plastic pollution of rivers

ABOUT THE PROJECT:

Despite the advanced waste management and ambitious recycling objectives of the EU, studies indicate the presence of plastic and microplastic pollution in rivers of CE. From a water quality perspective, it is a challenge to prevent this new threat. For this reason, Tid(y)Up project main objective is to reduce the plastic pollution and this way improving water quality of the Tisa and the lower section of the Danube River by:

– raising awareness of key actors and the public on this topic
– improving cooperation among stakeholders
– developing innovative tools for better water management.

Specific objectives:

  1. Improved water quality by setting base for harmonised measurement protocols of micro- and macroplastic river pollution and fostering changes in legislation at local, national and regional level
  2. Reduction of plastic waste in Tisa River and its tributaries with the involvement of local communities and decision makers by implementing, testing and evaluating transferable transnational actions
  3. Reaching common awareness on plastic pollution in water bodies by disseminating the project’s results and triggering changes in the attitude of the target groups.

Partners:

  1.  Filmjungle.eu Society, Hungary (Természetfilm.hu Tudományos Filmműhely Egyesület) – lead partner
  2.  Association of Environmental Enterprises, Hungary
  3. Institute of Oceanology – Bulgarian Academy of Science, Bulgaria
  4. Asociatia Multisalva, Romania
  5. Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, Austria
  6. Agentúra na podporu regionálneho rozvoja Košice, n.o., Slovakia
  7. General Directorate of Water Management, Hungary

IPA II partners:

  1. Fakultet tehničkih nauka Novi Sad, Serbia

ENI partners:

  1. For the nature and environmental protection – PAPILIO, Ukraine
  2. Agency of Regional Development Cross Border Cooperation “Transcarpathia” of Zakarpatska Oblast Council, Ukraine

Associated partners:

  1. Serbian Environmental Protection Agency – SEPA, Serbia
  2. Global Water Partnership Central and Eastern Europe, Slovakia
  3. SLOVAK WATER MANAGEMENT ENTERPRISE state enterprise, Slovakia
  4. Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Hungary
  5. North Hungarian Water Directorate, Hungary
  6. Upper Tisza Regional Water Directorate, Hungary
  7. International Comission for the Protection of the Danube River – ICPDR, Austria
  8. Centre “EcoResource”, Ukraine
  9. Public Organisation Ekosphera, Ukraine
  10. Danube River Basin Directorate, Bulgaria
  11. Satu Mare County Administrative-Territorial Unit, Romania

Project duration:

01/07/2020 – 31/12/2022

Finance:

Project co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA, ENI)

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