DBS Gateway Region project aims at supporting the Danube-Black Sea region to become an attractive gateway region for maritime and inland waterway transport between Central Europe and the Black Sea, the Caspian region and the Far East by facilitating the cooperation within and with the region and its actors. The joint effort shall improve accessibility of both the ports and the regions and strengthen interoperability between maritime and inland waterways as well as with their hinterland. Together with raising the awareness of the possibilities of intermodal transport, this will lead to shifting existing and attracting new cargo flows to environmentally friendly transport systems.
At present, aging infrastructure and inefficient, non-transparent intermodal services limit the potential of the water transport system. The project is built upon the belief that the cooperation of public authorities, ports and their related associations is the key success factor in order to raise quality, reliability and efficiency of the waterway transport system.
Cooperation in itself will not yet lead to the envisaged results. It needs to be elevated on a well-informed (Potential Analysis, Road Map), well-prepared (list of projects ready to be implemented, Funding Guideline), well-focused (Joint Vision, Joint Cooperation Strategy) and well-supported (Cooperation Platform beyond the lifetime of the project) level.
The specific objectives of the project accommodate this fact:
- The project aims at creating a basis for cooperation between the relevant stakeholders in order to be able to work together towards the development of the DBS Gateway Region.
- Through increased attractiveness of the waterway transport system, it aims at providing the preconditions for the region to take over the envisaged role as DBS Gateway Region.
- In order to be able to further develop and actively promote the DBS Gateway Region beyond the lifetime of the project, the project aims at facilitating long-term cooperation of all key actors within an institutionalised Cooperation Platform.
- Start date
- End date
- Budget in Euro
- Overall: 2178449,3
- ERDF Contribution: 1652352,65
- IPA Contribution: 199329,25
- 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
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|DBS Gateway Region Report WP3 Regional Workshop Bratislava (SK).pdf||18-12-2017 16:20:10|
|DBS Gateway Region Report WP3 Regional Workshop Budapest (HU).pdf||18-12-2017 16:19:55|
|DBS Gateway Region Report WP3 Regional Workshop Burgas (BG).pdf||18-12-2017 16:19:34|
|DBS Gateway Region Report WP3 Regional Workshop Galati (RO).pdf||18-12-2017 16:19:18|
|DBS Gateway Region Report WP3 Regional Workshop Novi Sad (SRB).pdf||18-12-2017 16:18:25|
|Regional Government of Lower Austria||Lead email@example.com||AUSTRIA|
|UIV Urban Innovation Vienna||ERDF firstname.lastname@example.org||AUSTRIA|
|Freeport of Budapest Logistics Ltd||ERDF email@example.com||HUNGARY|
|Port Authority Vukovar||ERDF firstname.lastname@example.org||CROATIA|
|Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure Company||ERDF email@example.com||BULGARIA|
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