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
01-07-2020
End date
31-12-2022
Budget in Euro
Overall: 1628193.54
ERDF Contribution: 1138263.5
IPA Contribution: 86262.25
ENI Contribution: 159438.75
Call number
Call 3
Priority
Environment and culture responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Strengthen transnational water management and flood risk prevention

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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 - FACING THE RIVER POLLUTION
    - 11-07-2021
    FACING THE RIVER POLLUTION

    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...

  • Tid(y)Up - INTRODUCING THE FLEX CONCEPT TO THE PARTNERSHIP
    - 27-06-2021
    INTRODUCING THE FLEX CONCEPT TO THE PARTNERSHIP

    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...

  • Tid(y)Up - ON THE HUNT FOR RIVERINE MICROPLASTIC
    - 19-04-2021
    ON THE HUNT FOR RIVERINE MICROPLASTIC

    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...

  • Tid(y)Up - Managing the latest winter river plastic floods
    - 15-02-2021
    Managing the latest winter river plastic floods

    Despite the harsh weather, large scale river cleanup interventions are taking place in multiple locations on one of Europe's most heavily polluted river, the Tisza. NGOs, municipalities and water management authorities are working together trying...

  • Tid(y)Up - Missed the conference? It's been recorded!
    - 11-12-2020
    Missed the conference? It's been recorded!

    The Tid(y)Up - Save Our Rivers! INTERREG DTP project conference was held within the framework of the Danube Transnational Programme, co-financed by the EU. The topic of the online and COVID-proof conference was the conservation of our...

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