As Europe begins to emerge from the toughest period of COVID 19, NIWE is offering a regular scan of European positions and developments in terms of the policy challenges facing inland waterways. In terms of the wider economic, social and health picture, there are better and more detailed sources to draw from as the Summer
In the UK’s Mental Health Awareness Week, Sian Steel, a volunteer with Canal & River Trust takes a look at the important role inland waterways can play… It is well known that being outside in nature is good for us, and there is now growing evidence that time spent by waterways in particular, can help
The European Commission set out an initial framework for new Interreg operational programmes for the 2021-2027 period in January. Shortly afterwards, the current North Sea Region (NSR) Joint Secretariat (JS) published its NSR Orientation Paper which starts to shape the programme. A Programme Preparation Group (PPG) representing the NSR’s participating countries was set up to
From Isolation to Inclusion: innovation in social service delivery to improve social inclusion and counteract loneliness in the NSR Many people Across the North Sea Region (NSR) are experiencing social isolation and/or loneliness. Finding a solution requires action from multiple agencies for its successful alleviation. Canal & River Trust (CRT) is a partner in “From
Waterways Ireland was awarded the Green Public Sector Organisation of the year at the recent Green Awards 2020. The Awards, which were launched in 2008, recognise the extraordinary contribution and commitment towards growing a greener future and is a leading platform for sustainability intelligence, leadership and innovation in best green practice in Ireland. Waterways Ireland
Canal & River Trust worked with Defra and the #IWill4nature campaign to support the 2019 Year of Green Action (YoGA). The Year of Green Action was a nationwide initiative that connected people, of all ages and from all walks of life, with nature and showed how everyone can take positive action to improve our environment.
Canal & River Trust hosted 12 NIWE delegates at our latest meeting held at The Cruising Association HQ in Limehouse Basin, London on 26 November 2019. Perrine Lavelle and Nicolas Delaporte were welcomed as our new representatives for VNF. The meeting discussed progress with our Thematic groups: Communications & marketing, Commercialisation, Wellbeing, and Culture and
Project manager Ann-Sofie Pauwelyn testifies how the Smart Shipping program of De Vlaamse Waterweg nv will transform the (inland) shipping industry. Listen to the podcast now!
Danny Brennan, the Chair of the Network of Inland Waterways Europe (NIWE) represented Green WIN and RIVER at the European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC) 2019 in Brussels recently. Danny is helping develop the Greener Waterways Network https://waterwaysnetwork.eu/green-win through NIWE and to support Green WIN partners efforts to target industry, waterways managers, environmental groups
Over the last two months Green WIN partners have worked together to produce their promotional video. This is aimed at informing new audiences about the project, it’s aims, objectives and expected results - and how they plan to achieve these. The video will be rolled out as widely as possible and put to good