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
01-01-2017
End date
30-06-2019
Budget in Euro
Overall: 2023100
ERDF Contribution: 1586185
IPA Contribution: 133450
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 1
Priority
Well-governed Danube region
Specific objective
Improve institutional capacities to tackle major societal challenges

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Filename Date of upload
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 - EU Platform for Change launched at EESC
    - 09-01-2018

    EESC President Georges Dassis and European Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc, joined by Estonian Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Kadri Simson and Chair of the European Parliament's Transport Committee Karima Delli,...

  • Danube SKILLS - The EU Directive 2017/2397 has been published in the Official Journal of the EU
    - 05-01-2018

    The  Directive 2017/2397 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2017 on the recognition of professional qualifications in inland navigation and repealing Council Directives 91/672/EEC and 96/50/EC has been published in the...

  • Danube SKILLS - Latest news on the EU Directive on the recognition of professional qualifications
    - 18-12-2017

    Latest news on the EU Directive on the recognition of professional qualifications in inland navigation The proposal of the European Commission for a new EU Directive on the recognition of professional qualifications in inland navigation and...

  • Danube SKILLS - Danube SKILLS One-Stop-Shops
    - 18-12-2017

    The quality of public information services focusing on the Danube logistics sector varies widely between all ten riparian countries: therefore the main goal of Danube SKILLS is to create a uniform service level regarding the supply of data and...

  • Danube SKILLS - is innovative!
    - 07-12-2017

    Danube SKILLS participated at the conference „transnATional vernETZt: INNOVATION“, organised by ÖROK (Austrian Conference on Spatial Planning) and BKA (Federal Chancellery of Austria) on 30 November 2017 in Vienna. It allowed Austrian Danube...

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Programme co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA, ENI)