Building networking hub for units interested in lakes protection in Baltic Sea tourist regions
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PROGRAMME 2021-2027
priority
2 Water-smart societies
objective
2.1 Sustainable waters
Project type
Small Project
Implementation
October 2022 - May 2024

Lakes connect

The project Lakes connect establishes cooperation among authorities, NGOs and researchers in order to reduce the impact of tourism on water quality in lakes.
Project summary

Lakes, with their timeless beauty, allure nature enthusiasts and water recreation lovers throughout the year. However, this popularity often takes a toll on their cleanliness.

The LC project's aim is to find interinstitutional solutions to mitigate the negative impact of tourism on the state of our water resources.

As a part of this project, research units from Latvia and Poland in cooperation with Lithuania conduct pilot studies on the water quality of selected water reservoirs. Together, we've established a networking hub that serves as a knowledge-sharing platform, offering solutions to limit the impact of tourism on the quality of inland waters.

Through the organization of meetings and training sessions, we foster a collaborative environment where scientific knowledge synergizes with the practical challenges faced by local communities. International cooperation further fuels this synergy, allowing for the exchange of experiences and the development of best practices in collaboration between governing bodies, the scientific community, and other organizations.

Our project embodies unity, shared knowledge, and the promotion of responsible tourism. With robust partnerships and well-informed decision-making, we are actively enhancing the quality of lake waters in tourist regions. Together, we are crafting a sustainable future for our environment while championing responsible tourism.

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Budgets

Lakes connect
in numbers.
  • 0.47
    Million
    Total
  • 0.38
    Million
    Erdf
  • 0.00
    Million
    Norway

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Final conference
The Interreg Lakes connect final conference was held on April 10-11, 2024 at the Hotel Tajty near ...

Pilot

Invisible to the human eye but dangerous - findings from pilots

Overview

What we've achieved so far
We invite you to read the article published in the VIP Magazyn.

In the article, project partner - Magdalena Fuk - President of the Management Board of the Foundation for the Protection of the Great Masurian Lakes talks about research on microplastic pollution, which is carried out as part of the Lakes Connect project.

Article is in Polish language.


Actively for clean waters
35 Benefitting organisations 3 Solution(s) plannedfor use / upscale 10 Organisationsin the project

Lakes connect
in numbers.

  • 52.21339765000000520.98692043009848
  • 56.98891924.0827495
  • 55.926527423.3235991
  • 54.037462121.75622203554252
  • 57.175972126.7514713
Lead partnerUniversity of Warsaw
  • Town
    Warsaw
  • Region
  • Country
    Poland
  • Region
    Miasto Warszawa
Total partner budget
149,768.00
Latvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology
  • Town
    Riga
  • Region
  • Country
    Latvia
  • Region
    Rīga
Total partner budget
73,302.00
Siauliai Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts
  • Town
    Siauliai
  • Region
  • Country
    Lithuania
  • Region
    Telšių apskritis
Total partner budget
100,400.00
Foundation for the Protection of the Great Masurian Lakes
  • Town
    Giżycko
  • Region
  • Country
    Poland
  • Region
    Ełcki
Total partner budget
111,200.00
Gulbene Municipality
  • Town
    Gulbene
  • Region
  • Country
    Latvia
  • Region
    Vidzeme
Total partner budget
36,000.00

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Events

21
April
Join us for Earth Day picnic!
Project: Lakes connect
Physical Meeting
21. April 2024
14:00 - 17:00 (BST)
    10-11
    April
    Lakes Connect Final Conference
    Project: Lakes connect
    Physical Meeting
    10. - 11. April 2024
    00:00 - 23:59 (BST)
    20
    March
    Workshops on microplastic particles at the University of Warsaw Hydrobiological Station in Pilchy
    Project: Lakes connect
    Physical Meeting
    20. March 2024
    00:00 - 23:59 (BST)
    06
    February
    Invitation to the meeting "Science meets Administration: Interreg Lakes Connect in search of common goals.
    Project: Lakes connect
    Physical Meeting
    06. February 2024
    9:30 - 16:30 (BST)
    21
    November
    Lakes Connect at the conference “Local challenges, international solutions. INTERREG programs invite you to cooperate!
    Project: Lakes connect
    Physical Meeting
    21. November 2023
    04-05
    October
    Lakes connect at the 14th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region
    Project: Lakes connect
    Physical Meeting
    04. - 05. October 2023
    27-28
    July
    Transnational political exchange visit in Gulbene
    Project: Lakes connect
    Physical Meeting
    27. - 28. July 2023
    10:00 - 20:45 (CET)
    22
    May
    Online partners meeting
    Project: Lakes connect
    Virtual Meeting
    22. May 2023
    09:00 - 11:00 (BST)
    20
    April
    Policy Area Tourism webinar on EU tourism initiatives
    Project: Lakes connect
    Virtual Meeting
    20. April 2023
    11:00 - 12:30 (BST)
    24
    March
    Partners online meeting
    Project: Lakes connect
    Virtual Meeting
    24. March 2023
    09:00 - 11:00 (BST)
    27
    February
    IMPACT OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF POLLUTION ON THE CLEANLINESS OF LAKES
    Project: Lakes connect
    Physical Meeting
    27. February 2023
    10:30 - 12:30 (BST)
    11-12
    January
    Kick off Meeting
    Project: Lakes connect
    Physical Meeting
    11. - 12. January 2023
    11:00 - 17:30 (BST)

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