3 DAYS FOR ALL RIVER LOVERS, ACTIVISTS, NGOs AND EXPERTS!

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3 Days for all river lovers, Activists, NGOs and Experts.

Join us and hundreds of activists and specialists to share knowledge, network and plan together to defend and protect Rivers, one of the most endangered ecosystems in the World.

Climate Change, Impact on Freshwater, Perverse Public Subsidies on Electric Production, River Protection and Restoration Measures, Dams Removal and Environmental Justice are some of the topics that will be addressed. Follow us to get all further updates on the European Rivers Summit (ERS) Lisbon 2021.

2018 SUMMIT

The first European Rivers Summit took place in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Between September 27th and 29th 2018, Sarajevo became the center of European river conservationists and dam opponents. At the first European Rivers Summit, about 250 people from over 30 countries discussed how to stop the destruction of Europe’s rivers from hydropower, how to protect the last free-flowing river jewels in the long run and how to restore those already destroyed.

SAVE EUROPE’S RIVERS – STOP THE DAMS!

 » 13:00 – 14:00 | Registration

 

» 14:00 – 15:30 | Opening Session

 

» 15:30 – 16:00 | Presentation of ERS2021

» Is there a problem with the European Rivers?
» GEOTA and the fight for Portuguese free flowing rivers.
» Schedule & Logistics for the Summit.

Ana Brazão (Project Coordinator at GEOTA)

» 16:00 – 16:30 | Coffee Break

» 16:30 – 18:00 | The Rise of the Heroes

» Stories of activism for river protection around the World, told in first person.

» 21:00 – 23:00 | Cinema River Film Festival

Celebrating free rivers, clean water and freshwater life, by presenting an international selection of environmental and outdoor films, by sharing stories and discussing scientific insight, to change the conversation about rivers and inspire action. Organization by Living Rivers Foundation.

» 09:00 – 10:30 | The Dark Side of The Force

Dams impacts on biodiversity and society, its relation to climate change and perverse subsidies and loans.

» 10:30 – 11:00 | Coffee Break

 

» 11:00 – 12:30 | The Battle for Europe

The struggle for free flowing rivers in Europe, by the organizers of ERS:

Euronatur Foundation
Riverwatch
WWF Adria
GEOTA

 

» 12:30 – 14:00 | Lunch

 

» 14:00 – 15:30 | Meet the Donors

Environmental Activism Sponsors talks on how to foster relations with them and improve fundraising capacity.

» 15:30 – 16:30 | The Force is Among Us (Part 1)

Knowledge sharing open talks. If you are an Activist or Expert and want to present your experience in 10 minutes, please apply here.

 

» 16:30 – 17:00 | Coffee Break

 

» 17:00 – 18:00 | The Force is Among Us (Part 2)

Knowledge sharing open talks. If you are an Activist or Expert and want to present your experience in 10 minutes, please apply here.

 

» 22:00 – 00:00 | Night Out

A good night out in the center Lisbon for networking and sharing experiences

 

» 09:30 – 11:00 | The New Hope

Tools for rivers’ activists: law enforcement and advocacy.

Wetlands International – European Association

 

» 11:00 – 11:30 | Group Picture

 

» 11:30 – 12:00 | Coffee Break

» 12:00 – 13:30 | The Rise of Alternatives

Alternatives to new hydropower, river restoration and dam removal.

 

» 13:30 – 14:00 | Closing Session

» Message from the Organizing Partners
» Message from the President of GEOTA

 

NEWS

Get to know all about the ERS2021!

First European Rivers Summit Held in Sarajevo

First European Rivers Summit Held in Sarajevo

250 people attend Summit to save Europe’s rivers and stop the damming ++ Participants call upon EU and Heads of State to stop funding hydropower. Sarajevo, September 30th, 2018. Between September 27th and 29th, Sarajevo became the center of European river...

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TICKET Details

Our aim is to have as many people as possible from all over the World.

The Registration Fee is calculated according to the national minimum wages (or compared values, for those countries that don’t have official minimum wages).

Until December 31st, the Registration Fee without accommodation (Includes attendance and one lunch and 4 coffee breaks) is 5% of the nacional minimum wage; the Registration Fee with accommodation (Includes attendance, one lunch and 4 coffee breaks and 2 nights in a shared room) is 10% of the nacional minimum wage.

After December 31st, the Registration Fee without accommodation will be 10% of the nacional minimum wage and the Registration Fee with accommodation will be 15% of the national minimum wage.

RIVER FILM FEST

Celebrating free rivers, clean water, and freshwater life.

With the collaboration of the Living Rivers Foundation we’ll presenting the Cinema River Film Fest in Lisbon (Portugal), on the 2nd European Rivers Summit. Celebrating free rivers, clean water, and freshwater life, by presenting an international selection of environmental and outdoor films, by sharing stories and discussing scientific insight, to change the conversation about rivers, and inspire action.

OPEN TALKS

Share your knowledge and experience with us in ERS2021.

If you are an activist or expert in River Protection or other topics like: Climate Change, Impact on Freshwater, Investment Plans, Loans and Subsidies on Electric Production, River Restoration Measures, Dam Removal or Environmental Justic; and you want to present your experience, in 10 minutes, in the European Rivers Summit 2021, please send an email to info@riverssummit.org with:

– “Open Talks Application” as subject
– Name and, if applicable, name of your organization
– Mini-Bio (200 caracters max.)
– Brief description of your presentation’s topics