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 2018 13-08-2019 11:44:56
2nd Flyer 01-08-2019 15:28:30
Danube STREAM Glossary 13-03-2019 18:24:26
Danube STREAM Animation movie 01-02-2019 10:19:03
Common Danube Report 2017 02-11-2018 08:33:57
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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
River Administration of the Lower Danube - Galati ERDF partner romeo.soare@afdj.ro Romania
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Project News

  • Danube STREAM - Training videos for inland electronic navigational charts software
    - 30-07-2019
    Training videos for inland electronic navigational charts software

    In Danube STREAM, the Danube waterway administrations developed training videos explaining the use of the Inland ECDIS Viewer software systems Radar Pilot 720 and Navigis River. Inland ECDIS Viewers are necessary to exploit the potentials of...

    - 19-07-2019


  • Danube STREAM - DanubeSTREAM Final Event
    - 23-04-2019

    The Final Event of the Danube STREAM project will take place in Budapest, Hungary, on 17th September 2019, 9.00 – 14.00. The key project results will be presented and a podium discussion on future developments in inland navigation will be held...

  • Danube STREAM - 5th Board of Directors - Vienna
    - 13-02-2019
    5th Board of Directors - Vienna

    5th Board of Directors will take place in Vienna, 23rd of May, 2019, - organized by viadonau. The Agenda is focusing on the following: Project Management Overview of planned activities “Communications” WP2; Overview of planned...

  • Danube STREAM - 4th Board of Directors - Budapest, results
    - 13-02-2019
    4th Board of Directors - Budapest, results

    During the 4th Board of Directors in Budapest on 14th November 2018, the directors of the waterway administrations and the STREAM project team came together to discuss the progress of the project and strategic issues relevant for implementation....

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