The LIVES project consists of a broad alliance between regional authorities and stakeholders, the ten participants are:
All partners provide their expertise as well as a financial contribution to the project. Furthermore is financially supported by the EU (Interreg V-A). The total eligible amount is about € 1.5 million, of which EU subsidizes 50%.
LIVES stimulates the development of a healthy and appealing environment in which we live, work and spend leisure time. Participation in the project ‘Litter free rivers and streams’ [LIVES] addresses the reduction of plastic waste in the Meuse river basin. Plastic litter is damaging our environment and poses danger to public health, the biodiversity, shipping and the landscape. At the moment, there is no EU legislation on this topic, each country and organization deals with the plastic pollution with its own strategy. A successful solution depends on a comprehensive, cross border approach that stops plastics from flowing to the sea. Cross border collaboration is essential as the catchment borders do not match the administrative borders of river states.