Danube STREAM Smart, Integrated and Harmonised Waterway Management

As an environmentally-friendly and safe transport mode, inland waterway transport (IWT) is an important enabler for economic growth and competitiveness in the Danube Region.
The Danube is an international waterway with 10 riparian countries (along the Danube), 9 of which being responsible for waterway maintenance. To ensure a coordinated basic infrastructure quality, the transnational cooperation of national waterway authorities is crucial.
 A transnational harmonisation of smart traffic infrastructure information for the Danube as an entire transport corridor is an important prerequisite for public authorities in order to be capable of satisfying user needs of the commercial IWT sector. For instance, data about fairway conditions from all Danube countries will help vessel operators to optimise their voyage and transport planning, which is in most cases international.
The objective of the project is to establish and maintain an efficient and environmentally-friendly transportation network (Danube and its navigable tributaries) by further developing effective waterway infrastructure management.
In addition to consolidating common standards and tools, the project’s results and outputs include user-oriented information services. These enable rapid information transfer on the quality of the waterway’s infrastructure. On the strategic level, cooperation with stakeholders (ecology, navigation) and coordination with political level EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) are important project activities.

To achieve a higher utilization of waterway transport in the region, the project will consolidate the quality of waterway infrastructure and waterway maintenance. The project has many innovative elements which are part of future technologies and services (i.e. inland waterway infrastructure improvement pilots). Moreover, Danube STREAM efficiently capitalises on previous project results (i.e. South East Europe project NEWADA duo) to build on existing knowledge and to deploy results closely together with targeted users of the Danube waterway.

Smart, Integrated and Harmonised Waterway Management
Start date
End date
Budget in Euro
Overall: 2.108.661,42
ERDF Contribution: 1.636.123,69
IPA Contribution: 156.238,5
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 1
Better connected and energy responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Support environmentally-friendly and safe transport systems and balanced accessibility of urban and rural areas


Filename Date of upload
Common Danube Report 2017 02-11-2018 08:33:57
Common Danube Report 2016 11-10-2017 16:25:47
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Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
Austrian Waterway Company Lead partner claudiu.dutu@afdj.ro Austria
Slovak Water Management Enterprise, state enterprise ERDF partner stefan.polhorsky@svp.sk Slovakia
General Directorate of Water Management ERDF partner dobi.laszlo@ovf.hu Hungary
National Association of Radio Distress-signalling and Infocommunications ERDF partner gergely.mezo@rsoe.hu Hungary
Agency for Inland Waterways ERDF partner tomislav.strus@vodniputovi.hr Croatia
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Project News

    - 02-11-2018

    Within the framework of the Danube STREAM project, the Common Danube Report 2017 was presented: the Danube waterway administrations are providing a joint information source regarding Danube waterway transport. The Common Danube Report 2017,...

    - 11-10-2018

    4th Board of Directors will take place in BUDAPEST, 14th of November, 2018, - organized by OVF. The location: Hotel Mirage Medic, H-1068 Budapest, Dózsa György út 88. The Agenda is focusing on the following: Project...

  • Danube STREAM - Intersectoral Seminar: Danube Awareness Day in Vienna
    - 17-09-2018
    Intersectoral Seminar: Danube Awareness Day in Vienna


  • Danube STREAM - Expert Exchange Meeting on Environmentally Sound Waterway Management
    - 17-09-2018
    Expert Exchange Meeting on Environmentally Sound Waterway Management

      Expert Exchange Meeting on Environmentally Sound Waterway...

  • Danube STREAM - DANUBE AWARENESS DAY - 13th September 2018
    - 17-07-2018
    DANUBE AWARENESS DAY - 13th September 2018

    We hereby would like to cordially invite you to the “Danube Awareness Day” in Vienna on 13th September 2018 from 09:00-13:00 hrs. The event takes place in conjunction with the 9th Meeting on the Follow-up of the Joint Statement, which starts...

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