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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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
Forum for Balkan Transport and Infrastructure ERDF partner vgrozdanov@fbti.eu BULGARIA
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Project News

  • Danube SKILLS - Roundtable Workshop in Budapest
    - 24-04-2017

    Budapest, 20.04.2017 The public workshop on the new proposed EU Directive on recognition of IWT professional qualifications was organised in Budapest in close cooperation with the Danube Commission. In Benczur utca, Budapest the Danube...

  • Danube SKILLS - Bulgaria - Public consultation
    - 21-04-2017

    BULGARIA - Public workshop on the contents of the new proposed EU Directive on recognition of professional qualifications in inland navigation On April 19th 2017 Bulgaria held its national workshop attended by all major stakeholders...

  • Danube SKILLS - Amendment of the Combined Transport Directive
    - 11-04-2017

    Consultation period (23/01/2017 - 23/04/2017) Until 23 April 2017 the European Commission is looking for receiving feedback to its consultation “Amendment of the Combined Transport Directive”. The existing Directive is 23 years old...

  • Danube SKILLS - Austria- Public consultation
    - 06-04-2017

    AUSTRIA- Public workshop on the contents of the new proposed EU Directive on recognition of professional qualifications in inland navigation On April 3rd 2017 Austria held its national workshop attended by all major stakeholders of the...

  • Danube SKILLS - Galati- First Public Consultation
    - 03-04-2017

    First Public Consultation on the contents of the new EU Directive on recognition of professional qualifications in inland navigation Over 40 participants, including stakeholders from Romania, Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova attended...

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