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 EUSDR PA1a and is acknowledged by the EC/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:

(i) Border Police, Tax & Customs
(ii) Navigation / traffic control authorities
(iii) Port authorities / administrations
(iv) Waterway and Canal administrations
(v) 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. Whereas DANTE addresses the administrative barriers faced by cargo and passenger operators, the parallel project DAPhNE addresses the improvement needs of port authorities & administrations. PDI as lead partner of both projects ensures flow of information without duplicating work.

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
DANTE leaflet 02-03-2017 14:19:50
DANTE poster 21-02-2017 16:12:25
DANTE kick off agenda 18-02-2017 10:19:16
DANTE kick off - PDI presentation 18-02-2017 10:20:06
DANTE kick off - ISRBC presentation 18-02-2017 10:20:41
DANTE kick off - DTP presentation 18-02-2017 10:21:11
DANTE kick off - EUSDR PA1a presentation 18-02-2017 10:21:45
DANTE kick off - WP3 presentation 18-02-2017 10:22:20
DANTE kick off - WP4 presentation 18-02-2017 10:22:47
DANTE kick off - WP5 presentation 18-02-2017 10:24:01
DANTE kick off - WP2 presentation 18-02-2017 10:24:25
DANTE kick off English press communication 19-02-2017 12:26:35
DANTE kick off Hungarian press communication 19-02-2017 12:27:13
DANTE kick off meeting minutes 10-03-2017 11:00:09
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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 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 - EU funded project DANTE officially kicked off in Budapest
    - 17-02-2017

    Today, 17 February 2017, the DANTE project aiming to improve administrative procedures and processes for Danube IWT was officially kicked off at the Danube Commission headquarters in Budapest. The event brought together representatives from the...

  • DANTE - DANTE project kick-off meeting on 17th February 2017
    - 09-01-2017

    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...

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