DANTE - Improving Administrative Procedures and Processes for Danube IWT

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.

Improving Administrative Procedures and Processes for Danube IWT
Start date
01-01-2017
End date
30-06-2019
Budget in Euro
Overall: 1982786
ERDF Contribution: 1650134,75
IPA Contribution: 35233,35
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 1
Priority
Better connected and energy responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Support environmentally-friendly and safe transport systems and balanced accessibility of urban and rural areas

Library

Filename Date of upload
Transnational IWT barrier reporting tool 21-09-2017 09:33:38
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Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
Pro Danube International Lead partner rafael@prodanube.eu Austria
iC consulenten ZT GesmbH ERDF partner s.spegar@ic-group.org Austria
Slovak Shipping and Ports JSC ERDF partner belucha@spap.sk Slovakia
Hungarian Shipping Federation (withdrawn) ERDF partner mahosz@mahosz.hu Hungary
Hungarian Federation of Inland Waterway Freight Forwarders ERDF partner a.bencsik@mbfsz.hu Hungary
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Project News

  • DANTE - Upcoming events in 2017
    - 21-09-2017

    DANTE dissemination and promotion will be further intensified during the period between September and December 2017 at the following IWT-related international events: Port Policy Day, 18 October 2017, Budapest, Hungary The meeting...

  • DANTE - DANTE project promotion and dissemination at international events (April – September 2017)
    - 21-09-2017

    The DANTE team is using the opportunity to promote and disseminate the project activities to the wide audience at relevant events and discussions throughout the Danube region. In doing this, between May and September 2017 the DANTE partners...

  • DANTE - National working table meetings – Keeping close contact with stakeholders
    - 21-09-2017

    A key element of the DANTE project is to get the national stakeholders (public and private) actively involved in the identification and analysis of inefficient procedures and processes which burden the IWT users and cause time loses as well as...

  • DANTE - DANTE project selected to be one of the Real people - Real stories pilot project promoted by the Danube Transnational Programme
    - 21-09-2017

    The DTP JS recently started a pilot project entitled „Real people. Real Stories”, whose objective is to present the projects through their target groups, by interviewing them, what their needs are, the challenges they are facing in their daily...

  • DANTE - Official launch of the Transnational IWT barrier reporting tool
    - 21-09-2017

    The DANTE team is happy to announce the official launch of its transnational IWT barrier and good practise reporting tool, one very important tangible project result. The transnational reporting tool is the first output of the DANTE project that...

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