The international kick-off of Life MICA

After more than a year of preparation, the kick-off meeting of the Life MICA project took place on 30 and 31 October 2019. An international collaboration with water boards, universities, nature institutes and regions from the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, among others.

The Rivierenland Water Board was the host of the meeting, which was facilitated by Euroquality.

Aim of the project

The aim of this project: to innovate and work together to keep the population of muskrats and coypus in the research areas under control.

Getting acquainted

The first day was all about getting acquainted. Water Board Rivierenland kicked off with the general presentation about the Life MICA project, the goal and the strategy to achieve the set goals. The collaborating partners then introduced themselves and explained their contribution to the project.


The second day the content of the project was discussed. Euroquality discussed the regulations from the Life program. What are the rules regarding financing, communication and project management? Subsequently, the actions from the Life MICA project were discussed and further steps were formulated.