Tid(y)Up F(ol)low the Plastic from source to the sea: Tisza-Danube integrated action plan to eliminate plastic pollution of rivers

Despite the advanced waste management and ambitious recycling objectives of the EU, studies indicate the presence of macroplastic and microplastic pollution in rivers of Europe. Tid(y)Up project is focusing on the improvement of water quality and reduction of plastic pollution in one of Europe’s most heavily contaminated rivers, the Tisza, and investigates plastic pollution and its effect on the Danube and the Black Sea. Currently there are no standard methods and consistent data available on plastic pollution of rivers in the Danube Basin that would help harmonized actions of water management authorities and allow cooperation with other sectors. In Tid(y)Up, project partners develop and launch a set of integrated actions, consult and provide tools for relevant stakeholders and initiate long term transboundary and intersectoral cooperation with the aim of monitoring and eliminating the plastic pollution. The project operates with a list of diverse tools including research activities to standardize methods for estimation of the size of pollution, formulating recommendations toward standardized measurement and analyzing methods. The partnership of Tid(y)Up will carry out field trips, expeditions, pilot actions to identify and restore polluted areas, as well as education and awareness raising actions for prevention. The novelty of the project is that it provides tools, data and the assessment of various used methodology for understanding of the sources, nature and risks of contamination flows; and delivers practical examples of possible actions and legislative solutions both on local and transnational level. The key focus is to gather all necessary information, raise awareness of the relevant actors and provide them with practical tools in order to create active, cooperating communities in the fight against the plastic waste contamination and contribute to the work of water authorities to improve water quality by providing input for the upcoming revision of DRBMP.

F(ol)low the Plastic from source to the sea: Tisza-Danube integrated action plan to eliminate plastic pollution of rivers
Start date
End date
Budget in Euro
Overall: 1628193.54
ERDF Contribution: 1138263.5
IPA Contribution: 86262.25
ENI Contribution: 159438.75
Call number
Call 3
Environment and culture responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Strengthen transnational water management and flood risk prevention


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Plastic_metal.pdf 27-01-2022 10:51:34
Paper.pdf 27-01-2022 10:51:16
Compost.pdf 27-01-2022 10:50:59
Color_white_glass.pdf 27-01-2022 10:50:39
9R mindmap 27-01-2022 10:48:42
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Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
Filmjungle.eu Society Lead partner molnar.attila.david@termeszetfilm.hu Hungary
Association of Environmental Enterprises ERDF partner ugyvezeto@kszgysz.hu Hungary
Institute of Oceanology – Bulgarian Academy of Science ERDF partner vraykov@io-bas.bg Bulgaria
Multisalva Association ERDF partner szabolcs@multisalva.ro Romania
University of Life Sciences and Natural Resources, Vienna ERDF partner Austria
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Project News

  • Tid(y)Up - Report on the 6th Tisza Roundtable in Tokaj
    - 28-10-2021
    Report on the 6th Tisza Roundtable in Tokaj

    The 6th Regional Tisza Roundtable was held on 13rd September 2021, in Tokaj, as the final chord of the 2nd Bodrog Plastic Cup in the framework of the Interreg DTP Tid(y)Up project, organised by the Association of Environmental Enterprises (HAEE)...

  • Tid(y)Up - Bodrog to get rid of 6 tons of waste
    - 28-09-2021
    Bodrog to get rid of 6 tons of waste

    Tid(y)Up partners got acquainted with the plastic pirate protocol of river cleanups in June, 2021 on the Tisza Lake in Hungary. Few weeks later, in September 2021 came the time to put things in action in Slovakia, on the upper sections of the...

    - 11-07-2021

    After months of online discussions, time has finally come for Tid(y)Up partners to meet in person. To meet not only colleagues but the river pollution itself, face-to-face. The experience was inspiring and shocking at the same time. Field report...

    - 27-06-2021

    All partners knew from the beginning of the project that a floating international exhibition about river pollution is going to be one of the main communication outputs in Tid(y)Up. During the online partner meeting in May, 2021 the main concept...

    - 19-04-2021

    During the first organized international field trip of the project, Tid(y)Up experts from 4 countries set sail on the Danube to start monitoring microplastic contamination in the project area. The M.V. LUPPA sailing downstream on the...

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