Danube SKILLS Increased institutional capacity in Danube navigation by boosting joint transnational competences and skills in education and public development services

Project Summary

Today there is still a lack of transparency and knowledge on how to integrate green Danube Navigation into sustainable transport solutions. Increased institutional and organisational capacity will help equip public service providers with a critical mass of information and support to understand (=mind shift) and use (=modal shift) Danube transport and help them to jointly respond to common challenges.

Besides, there is a shortage of qualified personnel on-board inland vessels and fragmented legal framework governing skills and qualifications in the Danube inland transport sector and hindering recognition of qualifications and mobility of work force.

Above challenges identified in Danube navigation explain in part the huge discrepancy between inland waterway transport on the Rhine and on the Danube (EUSDR: “Cargo volumes transported on the Danube are only between 10% and 20% of those carried on the Rhine”) and make imperative the need for a common transnational approach to increase institutional capacity of responsible authorities and administrations and level the gap between the two regions with regard to inland navigation.

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Danube SKILLS consortium thus consist of a well-balanced composition of 15 organisations which cover 8 Danube countries: Romania, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, Germany and Serbia and 7 Associated strategic partners. Click here for partners section.

Acting as a policy driver for the integration of Danube region into the overall European inland navigation legal framework, Danube SKILLS ensures the multilevel, efficient and transparent governance of the nautical education and Danube logistics, respectively and warrants the increased capacity building of the region by delivery and validation of a set of transnational management structures, processes and cooperation patterns.

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Increased institutional capacity in Danube navigation by boosting joint transnational competences and skills in education and public development services
Start date
End date
Budget in Euro
Overall: 2023100
ERDF Contribution: 1586185
IPA Contribution: 133450
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 1
Well-governed Danube region
Specific objective
Improve institutional capacities to tackle major societal challenges


Filename Date of upload
Human Resources Compendium 03-12-2018 08:41:48
Safety of Work Compendium 03-12-2018 08:41:10
Report on Danube Navigation promotion demand 24-05-2018 09:47:00
TRANSNATIONAL_GAP_ANALYSIS_V1.pdf 24-05-2018 09:44:51
Danube SKILLS_Ouput 41a Quality Report 02-01-2018 13:21:17
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Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
Romanian Maritime Training Centre - CERONAV Lead partner ghiulermanole@ceronav.ro ROMANIA
Austrian Waterway Company ERDF partner gerhard.klatt@viadonau.org AUSTRIA
University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria Research & Development Ltd. ERDF partner Lisa-Maria.Putz@fh-steyr.at AUSTRIA
Executive Agency Maritime Administration ERDF partner hm_rs@marad.bg BULGARIA
Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences ERDF partner natalija.kavran@fpz.hr CROATIA
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Project News

  • Danube SKILLS - Second pilot in Zagreb
    - 21-03-2019
    Second pilot in Zagreb

    FPZ organized on 18 March 2019 second pilot in Zagreb on Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences. Contact Danube SKILLS:  Mrs. Ghiuler Manole​ -Project Manager Phone: +40 241 639595/ 2223 Email:...

  • Danube SKILLS - Pilot testing of Danube Logistics Promotion Centre in Romania- DLPC/RO
    - 14-03-2019
    Pilot testing of Danube Logistics Promotion Centre in Romania- DLPC/RO

    CER and UPIR organized on 13 March 2019, in CERONAV premises in Galati the national workshop  for promotion and pilot testing of the Romanian Danube Logistics Promotion Centre. Contact Danube SKILLS:  Mrs. Ghiuler Manole​ -Project...

  • Danube SKILLS - Second Pilot course in Galati- Romania
    - 13-03-2019
    Second Pilot course in Galati- Romania

    CERONAV organized on 12 March 2019, in its premises in Galati, Romania, the pilot course on Human resource management and social responsibility on board addressing inland navigation personnel at Management level. Contact Danube...

  • Danube SKILLS - Training Danube Logistics Promotion Centres (DLPC)
    - 15-02-2019
    Training Danube Logistics Promotion Centres (DLPC)

    Training Danube Logistics Promotion Centres (DLPC) on legal and administrative framework The 3rd train-the-trainer session on “legal and administrative framework relevant for Danube Navigation“ took place on 13th February 2019, in Sofia,...

  • Danube SKILLS - Pilot courses in Ruse, Bulgaria
    - 06-02-2019
    Pilot courses in Ruse, Bulgaria

    Executive Agency “Maritime administration” organized the pilot courses  for “Safety practices for emergency situations during ship operations – Operational level” and “Human resource management and social responsibilities on board – Management...

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