ERN is active throughout the entire french territory including overseas, but his sphere of operation stretches to include international rivers and river basins such as the Rhein, Rhone, Danube, Elbe and the Iberian peninsula.
Alongside its own programmes, campaigns and projects, ERN is supporting cross-border interdisciplinary cooperation at local, regional, national and international levels.
ERN is involved with a number of cooperations and maintains lively information exchange within a framework of an informal network related to all key river catchment areas covering the entire European continent.
ERN supports worldwide initiatives in connection with the protection of rivers and their ecosystems, and sees itself as a participant in a social paradigm shift, without which our planet Earth cannot be managed sustainably.
In 1992 the work of ERN (known at the time as SOS Loire Vivante) gained worldwide recognition for the Loire Vivante project with the award of the “Goldmann Environmental Prize”.