The Partners

A Consortium of 31 partners from 14 European countries

The Restore4Life Consortium consists of 31 projects partners from 14 European countries: Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Austria, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Slovenia, Greece, and Slovakia.

Each partner is bringing their unique expertise to the consortium to reach the project’s objectives.

Project Management

Project Coordinator

UNIVERSITATEA DIN BUCURESTI
RCSES is the entity of the University of Bucharest for multi and trans-disciplinary research in systems ecology and sustainability. It integrates both basic research related to defining and modeling the structure, dynamics and stability conditions of interrelated terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and applied research for deeper understanding of interactions within and between socio-ecological systems.
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UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
BOKU is one of the best Life Sciences universities in Europe, distinguished by its holistic approach to research and teaching. Our scientists work on solutions for burning social issues and for a sustainable future by focusing on the protection of ecosystems, food, and health and the management of natural resources.
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KATHOLISCHE UNIVERSITAT EICHSTATT- INGOLSTADT
The Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (KUEI) is an independent non-governmental, fully state-recognized university, founded in 1980. KUEI’s Floodplain Institute Neuburg is a research centre affiliated to the Professorship of Applied Physical Geography. It primarily focuses on applied research on floodplain ecology, restoration, and nature-based solutions, ecological monitoring, and assessment of floodplain specific species, habitats and ecosystem services.
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F6S NETWORK IRELAND LIMITED
F6S is the leading SME network and platform for application management for commercial, corporate, government, university and other accelerator programs, helping thousands of such initiatives worldwide. Every year F6S processes more than 100,000 applications and has delivered billions of Euros to startups and SMEs. F6S is experienced in creating effective recruitment campaigns, targeting the right SMEs/Startups, disseminating open calls far and wide and managing the selection process of the applicants. F6S tracks emerging trends across industries and has insights that reach beyond any database, from its strong network of project partners, corporates, universities & startups..
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FUNDATIA CENTRUL NATIONAL PENTRU DEZVOLTARE DURABILA (CNDD)
The National Centre for Sustainable Development (NCSD) was established in 1997 under the aegis of the Romanian Academy. Having acquired institutional maturity through result-oriented activities, the NCSD became, in 2001, an independent non-governmental organization and a leading national consultant on sustainable development issues. The mandate of the NCSD is to identify the priorities for sustainable development in Romania and to address them through specific projects at national and local levels, to promote capacity building with a particular emphasis on human resources and to facilitate meaningful debates.
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FORSCHUNGSVERBUND BERLIN EV
The Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) is Germany’s largest and one of the leading international centres for freshwater research, with the mission of interdisciplinary research for the future of our freshwaters. It is legally represented by the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V., which is reflected by their official acronym FVB.IGB.
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Partners

INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE PENTRU GEOLOGIE SI GEOECOLOGIE MARINA-GEOECOMAR
GeoEcoMar, established in 1993 under the Romanian Ministry of Education and Research, specializes in the Danube River-Delta-Black Sea macro-system's complex interactions, excelling in marine, coastal, fluvial, lacustrine geology, geophysics, and geo-ecology research.
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UNIVERSITATEA DUNAREA DE JOS DIN GALATI (UGAL)
''Dunarea de Jos'' University of Galati is a prestigious higher education institution in Romania in terms of teaching and advanced research, with over 700 academic members/ researchers and 18 research centers. REXDAN Research center includes 9 labs and a research vesse (9 labs), the largest on EU inland waters.
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UNIVERZITET U NOVOM SADU, POLJOPRIVREDNI FAKULTET NOVI SAD (UNSFA)
Founded in 1954, the Faculty of Agriculture Novi Sad is a dynamic hub of education, research, and innovation. As a part of the comprehensive educational and scientific system, it is a driving force of social development and the initial force of the development of agriculture in Serbia and the Western Balkan.
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University of Novi Sad Faculty of Sciences (UNSPMF)
UNSPMF is an educational and research institution in Serbia comprising research in chemistry, biochemistry, environmental protection, ecology, physics, computer science, mathematics, geography, and tourism.
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SVEUCILISTE JOSIPA JURJA STROSSMAYERA U OSIJEKU (UNIOS)
The Department of Biology organizes higher education at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate level in various branches of biology. It carries out and develops scientific research and activities related to biology, and applies acquired knowledge in practice.
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PRIRODNO MATEMATICKI FAKULTET (FSM)
FSM is committed to providing schools, institutes, companies, NGOs and industry with qualified researchers and engineers. Our mission is to respond to both scientific and technological demands of the European Institution standard and today's world, while promoting sustainability in the development of our region.
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ADMINISTRATIA NATIONALA DE METEOROLOGIE R.A. (ANM)
The National Meteorological Administration is Romania's meteorological authority since 1884, a key member of WMO, NCED, and it is the national representative in the cooperative agreements with international organizations, such as EUMETSAT, WMO, ECMWF and EUMETNET.
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ASOCIATIA WWF ROMANIA (WWF Romania)
WWF Romania is a prominent conservation organization, striving to protect and restore Romania’s diverse ecosystems and wildlife. Through strategic initiatives, evidence-based advocacy and community engagement, WWF Romania works towards ensuring a sustainable future, promoting harmony between nature and people.
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KOZEP-TISZA-VIDEKI VIZUGYI IGAZGATORSAG (KÖTIVIZIG)
The Middle Tisza District Water Directorate (Közép-Tisza-vidéki Vízügyi Igazgatóság / acronym: KÖTIVIZIG) is a public body and one of the 12 regional water directorates in Hungary. The directorate manages water in Hungary's Middle Tisza District, focusing on quality, quantity, and ecological balance, aligning with EU directives.
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INSTITUTE OF LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY OF THE SLOVAK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES (ILESAS)
The Institute of Landscape Ecology SAS conducts interdisciplinary landscape ecological research addressing global environmental challenges, social-ecological systems, and technology integration.
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NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF GEOPHYSICS GEODESY AND GEOGRAPHY - BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
NIGGG-BAS conducts geophysical and environmental research for sustainable development. The Restore4Life team specializes in water ecosystem services and river basin quality.
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POKRAJINSKI ZAVOD ZA ZASTITU PRIRODE
PZZP focuses on nature conservation, including project participation, restoration, ecosystem service assessment, and ecological database management.
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ESZAK-MAGYARORSZAGI VIZUGYI IGAZGATOSAG
North Hungarian Water Directorate manages water resources over 10,290 km2 in the Tisza watershed, focusing on environmental protection, flood and drought prevention, and water quality.
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SOFIA UNIVERSITY ST KLIMENT OHRIDSKI
Sofia University, established in 1888, is Bulgaria's oldest and most esteemed institution. It focuses on scientific and educational advancements, with a special emphasis on environmental and social development.
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NEMZETI KOZSZOLGALATI EGYETEM (UPS)
UPS's Faculty of Water Sciences is a prestigious institution for water-related studies, renowned nationally and internationally. Offering BSc and MA programs, it actively engages in research projects and global collaborations.
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JAVNA USTANOVA UNIVERZITET CRNE GORE PODGORICA (UOM)
The University of Montenegro, the country's sole state university, stands as Montenegro's intellectual hub. Offering education across diverse fields, it's the oldest and most comprehensive higher education institution.
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UNIVERZITET U SARAJEVU (UNSA)
The University of Sarajevo operates through 30 units, including 25 faculties and academies, 5 institutes, and 72 sub-units. We prioritize curriculum alignment with labor market needs through research and industry collaboration, staying current with regional and European business trends.
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AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS (CSIC)
EBD-CSIC is a public research institute focused on multidisciplinary research concerning biodiversity's evolution, maintenance, deterioration, loss, and restoration.
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BRATISLAVSKE REGIONALNE OCHRANARSKEZDRUZENIE (BROZ)
BROZ is a leading NGO in Slovakia, dedicated to conserving and restoring ecosystems in Natura 2000 areas. Their work includes wetland and river restoration, forest management, and the revival of traditional landscape practices.
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INSTITUT ZA VODE REPUBLIKE SLOVENIJE (IZVRS)
The Institute for Water of the Republic of Slovenia is Slovenia's foremost research and advisory body in integrated water management. We specialize in crafting practical water management solutions for both public entities and businesses, aligning with the European water policy.
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HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH (UFZ)
The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, explores environmental sciences, delving into human-nature connections amidst global change. Our Floodplain Ecology Group focuses on ecological processes, biodiversity, multifunctionality, and riverine landscape restoration effects, informing sustainable management.
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INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE DELTA DUNARII (INCDDD)
Founded in 1970, the Danube Delta National Institute (DDNI) conducts vital research to support the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve (DDBR) and other significant wetlands. Our focus: conserving biodiversity and promoting sustainable use.
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VIADONAU
viadonau maintains 372km of Austrian waterways, 300km of flood protection, manages 9 Danube locks, and upkeeps 500km of towpaths and 250km of cycle paths.
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MINISTERUL MEDIULUI, APELOR SI PADURILOR (MMAP)
The Ministry of Environment, Waters, and Forests (MMAP) oversees national policies in environmental protection, green economy, biodiversity, climate change, water management, and more.
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ARCHIPELAGOS INSTITOUTO THALASSIAS PROSTASIAS (AIMC)
Archipelagos – Institute of Marine Conservation," a Greek NGO founded in 1998, combines scientific research with community engagement to protect marine and land ecosystems from human threats
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