The 16th Conference of Rhine Ministers took place in Amsterdam on 13 February 2020. The responsible ministers and the EU representative assessed the achievements and adopted the new, forward-looking "Rhine 2040" programme.
Following the official signature of the programme, the first "Rhin vivant" (Living Rhine) seminar was held in Saint-Louis on Friday 2 October 2020. At this symbolic site, the river represents the border with France, Germany and Switzerland. About hundred participants attended the seminar, representing the French side of the border: local authorities, waterway and nature managers, associations and administrations.
On the occasion of the German EU Council Presidency, the Federal Ministry of Environment has published a film about the Rhine. The Rhine serves as a good practice example of international cooperation.