P1 - W for WATER, introduction (09-11/2020)

  • In the initial stage of the project we selected and set up project teams and established a Twinspace where all participants had access and communicated, presented themselves, their schools, cities, regions and countries as well as their typical local or regional environmental problems focused on WATER which was the topic for the first mobility in Spain (unfortunatelly cancelled because Spanish partner withdrew from the project at the beginning due to covid restrictions). Pupils were informed of eSafety rules, they had a workshop on using Twinspace and also a workshop on how to use internet resources without breaking copyright rules. All personal information was processed according to GDPR. A LOGO competition was held. Erasmus+ clubs were established in each school where involved pupils met with their teacher coordinators. School webpages informed of the new project, local newspapers published some article, school noticeboard informed of the new project activities, pupils and colleagues were involved. Erasmus Days presentations in each school took place in October 2020 but only online because the schools were closed because of the pandemic.

    You will find some interesting information here:

    Living European Rivers

    Rivers of Europe

    Major European River Catchments

    Europe’s three largest rivers

    1. the Volga
    2. the Danube
    3. and the Dnepr

    drain one quarter of the continent. However, they are relatively small by world standards.

    Europe’s 31 largest rivers (all of whose catchments exceed 50 000 km2) drain approximately two thirds of the continent and include:   

    • The major rivers flowing north into the Barents Sea and White Sea  - the Severnaya (Northern) Dvina (5) and the Pechora (6).
    • The Volga (1), the Ural (8) and the Kura (10) drain into the Caspian Sea while the Dnepr (3) and the Don (4) drain south into the Black Sea.
    • The largest river to discharge into the Black Sea -  the Danube (2). Its catchments lie in 16 countries of central Europe and the Balkans. The main rivers  discharging into the Baltic Sea are the Neva (7), the Wisla (9), the Oder (13) and the Neman (15).
    • Ten rivers with catchments larger than 50 000 km2 drain into the Atlantic and the North Sea - the Rhine (11), the Elbe (12), the Loire (14) and the Douro/Duero (16) being the largest.
    • The European rivers draining into the Mediterranean -  the Rhone (17), the Ebro (20) and the Po (26). 

    Can you put all European rivers in the correct place? Click on the picture.

    And here you can try to place the names of the EU seas in the correct position:


    Which is the most important river in your country? Do you have access to a sea or an ocean? Fill in the information in the shared document.