Partners and Cooperation

Nijmegen European Green Capital 2018
Nijmegen is going to be the sustainable capital of Europe for a year. We earned the award because of our intensive efforts over many years to make Nijmegen greener and more sustainable. ‘We’ refers to the whole city and its surrounding area.   

In 2018, we are going to show the Netherlands and Europe that it can be done, and how it can be done. How we invest in food, health and a green living environment – and just as much in sustainable business and technological innovation. And we are far from finished. Nijmegen, the oldest city of the Netherlands, is more than ever a city of the future. A pioneer in the large green movement.  



  CLean INland SHipping (CLINSH)
CLINSH is a European consortium promoting clean inland waterway transport. Within CLINSH, public and private Dutch, Belgian, German and English organizations work together. The province of Zuid-Holland is the lead partner of the CLINSH project. 

CLINSH’s main objective is to improve the air quality in urban areas by accelerating emission reductions in inland waterway transport. Despite several improvements, inland waterway transport is still a major source of air pollution. The CLINSH consortium aims to demonstrate the effectiveness of greening measures in the IWT sector, stimulate the sector to personally take these greening measures, and contribute to the improvement of air quality.

Watch CLINSH 'the movie' here »




Dutch Federation of Inland Ports (Nederlandse Vereniging van Binnenhavens - NVB)
The NVB is committed to maintaining and developing inland ports through lobbying and knowledge exchange. The NVB has among its main objectives: to give meaning to inland ports as logistic hubs; to strengthen and maintain the economic, logistic and recreative position of inland ports within regional, provincial, national and European transport policies, and to play a role in the professionalisation of port maintenance and sustainability development.


  Smart and Healthy City programme
The Smart and Healthy City programme aims to explore how the quality of life in cities can be permanently improved, without the need to impose new standards. Together with such parties as cities, businesses, knowledge institutes, and social organisations, the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management launched the Smart and Healthy City programme in order to find smart solutions for healthy, sustainable and liveable cities. The program focuses on air quality and noise, as — from an environmental perspective — these two themes are determining factors in the quality of the living environment and the health of its residents.  


EU Urban Air Quality Partnership programme
The European Commission proposes measures to protect human health that focus on a wide range of pollution sources such as cars, industry and agricultural activities. The Urban Agenda for the EU is a joint initiative of the European Commission, Member States, cities and other relevant stakeholders to address urban challenges. The partnership on air quality formulates proposals for better regulation, better funding and a better knowledge base. It also promotes the exchange of knowledge and experience.

  Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management
The Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management is committed to improving quality of life, access and mobility in a clean, safe and sustainable environment. The Ministry strives to create an efficient network of roads, railways, waterways and airways, effective water management to protect against flooding, and improved air and water quality.