The Green & Blue Rhine Alliance

Die grün-blaue Rhein Allianz

In the German – Dutch border region a European program has been developed to strengthen cooperation between Germany and the Netherlands.

This program aims to strengthen economic, social and regional cooperation. Cooperation leads to new opportunities for the border regions and alignment of policies and investments.

The project Green Blue Rhine Alliance (GBRA) is used to strengthen the German – Dutch cooperation through

1. Network development and communication (39 events)
Strengthen networks for professionals: 5 events;
Increasing awareness through education and communication: 34 events;

2. Cross-border ecological connections (52 events)
Dissolving barriers migratory routes otters: 52 pieces;

3. Joint knowledge (10 events)
International Knowledge Workshops Floodplain development and nature restoration: 5 times and 5 developed cases;
Knowledge Workshops International Migratory fish and otters 5 times and collective knowledge and sharing of environmental data core.

The Rhine is hereby logical connection element because it already connects centuries together the regions. This connection is for people, economy, landscape, water and natural importance.

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Planned project costs

3.545.380,81 €

Project Duration

1.5.2017 - 31.12.2020


Socio-cultural and territorial cohesion in the programme area

Lead Partner

ARK Natuurontwikkeling (Stichting ARK)

Project partners

Rijkswaterstaat Oost Nederland , NABU-Naturschutzstation Niederrhein e.V., Naturschutzzentrum im Kreis Kleve e.V. , Sportvisserij Nederland , waterschap rijn en ijssel, Vereniging Cultuurlandschap Nederland, Bezirksregierung Düsseldorf, Biologische Station Kreis Wesel e.V. , Stichting De Bastei


Financer Amount
Biologische Station Kreis Wesel e.V. 18.781,65 €
Bezirksregierung Düsseldorf 102.796,37 €
MWIDE NRW 443.172,60 €
Stichting De Bastei 17.989,15 €
waterschap rijn en ijssel 50.168,80 €
Vereniging Cultuurlandschap Nederland 114.478,80 €
Sportvisserij Nederland 36.433,35 €
Naturschutzzentrum im Kreis Kleve e.V. 80.474,75 €
ARK Natuurontwikkeling (Stichting ARK) 220.723,99 €
Provincie Gelderland 443.172,60 €
Rijkswaterstaat Oost Nederland 141.315,80 €
EFRE / EFRO 1.772.690,40 €
NABU-Naturschutzstation Niederrhein e.V. 103.182,55 €