FLOW: Future Lives with Oceans and Waters. Funded by the European Union
FLOW: Future Lives with Oceans and Waters. Funded by the European Union


Future Lives with Oceans and Waters
2023 until 2024
Project member(s)
Dr J.G. van den Born (Riyan) , Melania Borit (UiT) , Krisztina Jonas (UiT) , Max Priebe (ISI) , Sabine Reitmaier (ISI) , Aaron Rosa (ISI) , Philine Warnke (ISI) , Piotr Sadowski (VOLE) , Furkan Sorkuncuk (VOLE) , Costin Dedu (VOLE)
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In contribution to the EU mission Restore our Oceans and Waters by 2030, FLOW is an international and interdisciplinary project studying young generations relations and engagement with water and oceans, their expectations and emotions. FLOW brings together policymakers, researchers and water stakeholders with the youth and engaging them in co-creation of stewardship assemblages. The project’s innovative design brings together diverse young people from all across Europe and empowers them to directly interact with marine and freshwater stakeholders from the fields of policy, blue economy and innovation and research.

Within this research project we will: 

  • create a theoretical based on a review of scientific research on e.g., human-nature relations, socio-ecological systems and future studies; 
  • increase understanding of human-water relations of the young generation based on contemporary streams of youth culture; 
  • study pioneering projects (such as Embassy of the North Sea) where youngsters are engaged in acting for oceans and water; 
  • organise future workshops throughout Europe to co-create future perspectives on young peoples' relations to sea and waters; 
  • and create blueprints for stewardship assemblages based on an international co-creation event.

ISiS/CCHN from Radboud University is Coordinator of FLOW. We will collaborate with Fraunhofer ISI, UiT The Arctic University of Norway and Volonteurope. FLOW is funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are, however, those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or EISMEA. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.


European Union


Fraunhofer ISI; UiT The Arctic University of Norway; Volonteurope

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