DANTE aims at identifying and eliminating administrative barriers for inland waterway transport (IWT) on the Danube & its navigable tributaries as a joint initiative of the private sector and the national public authorities responsible for these barriers.
Good practices and guidelines for effective administration of IWT activities shall be developed with regard to the identified barriers. The proposed solutions will be discussed with the responsible authorities at national working tables, as well as in transnational ones. This matrix approach shall deliver quick solutions and a wide harmonisation of procedures and processes along the river. The monitoring system for collecting user experiences (supported by an online tool) will be a key element for successful project implementation.
DANTE facilitates the work of EU Strategy for the Danube Region Priority Area 1a and is acknowledged by the European Commission (EC) / Directorate General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) as part of their efforts to reduce administrative barriers in the transport sector. DANTE actively involves the Danube Commission (DC) and therefore also functions as platform of the related joint efforts of DC & EC.
DANTE focuses on five thematic areas where administrative barriers are most evidently reducing efficiency of IWT operations, which are:
- Border Police, Tax & Customs
- Navigation / traffic control authorities
- Port authorities / administrations
- Waterway and Canal administrations
- Other relevant authorities imposing barriers (e.g. health control, disaster management, etc)
DANTE also refers to a wider policy initiative recently launched by Pro Danube called “Green Deal for Danube River Transport” which shall create an improved long-term policy framework for Danube IWT based on stakeholder commitments.
- Start date
- End date
- Budget in Euro
- Overall: 1982786
- ERDF Contribution: 1650134,75
- IPA Contribution: 35233,35
- ENI Contribution: 0
- Call number
- Call 1
- Better connected and energy responsible Danube region
- Specific objective
- Support environmentally-friendly and safe transport systems and balanced accessibility of urban and rural areas
|Filename||Date of upload|
|Series of National Working Table Meetings||29-06-2018 14:55:06|
|Transnational IWT barrier reporting tool||21-09-2017 09:33:38|
|Pro Danube International||Lead email@example.com||Austria|
|iC consulenten ZT GesmbH||ERDF firstname.lastname@example.org||Austria|
|Hungarian Shipping Federation (withdrawn)||ERDF email@example.com||Hungary|
|Hungarian Federation of Inland Waterway Freight Forwarders||ERDF firstname.lastname@example.org||Hungary|
|Romanian River Ship Owners and Port Operators Association||ERDF email@example.com||Romania|
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