GREEN DANUBE Integrated transnational policies and practical solutions for an environmentally-friendly Inland Water Transport system in the Danube region

Medium and long term perspective of Inland Waterway Transport (IWT) in the European Union highlights that the market of this sector will grow with about 80% until 2040 compared to 2010. Without policy intervention, in the year 2020 the average emission level of air pollutants of inland navigation vessels will in many cases be higher than that of trucks. The transport sector is recognized as a major contributor to emissions, therefore it is important to support environmentally sound transport modes like inland waterway transport.

Above challenges identified in the Danube navigation explain in part the huge discrepancy between the Rhine and the Danube (EU Strategy for the Danube Region: ”Cargo volumes transported on the Danube are only between 10% and 20% of those carried on the Rhine”) and it became imperative to address both the need for a common transnational approach to better exploit the Danube potential by including it in the multimodal transport chain and the modernisation of the fleet (EUSDR Priority Axis 1a) in order to reduce the negative impact of emissions.

GREEN DANUBE consortium addresses the major challenge of strengthening environmentally friendly, safe and balanced transport systems by adopting a three level approach which targets and focuses on:

  • institutional capacity building by active involvement in pollutant emission reduction along the Danube through measurements of emissions;
  • organizational capacity building and cooperation in the Danube sector for investigation and assessment of existing green technologies and best practices and provide tailor-made innovative solutions and 
  • individual capacity building by testing the environment information centres through pilot actions that will raise the intensity of cooperation between the Danubian countries, ultimately ensuring  long-term transnational cooperation.

Acting as a policy driver for a stronger multilevel cooperation, GREEN DANUBE guarantees the replication of project outputs in the entire Danube region and beyond.

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Integrated transnational policies and practical solutions for an environmentally-friendly Inland Water Transport system in the Danube region
Start date
01-01-2017
End date
30-06-2019
Budget in Euro
Overall: 1.586.244
ERDF Contribution: 1.267.897,4
IPA Contribution: 80.410
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 1
Priority
Better connected and energy responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Support environmentally-friendly and safe transport systems and balanced accessibility of urban and rural areas

Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
Romanian Maritime Training Centre - CERONAV Lead partner vasilepipirigeanu@ceronav.ro Romania
Pro Danube Management GmbH ERDF partner rafael@prodanube.eu AUSTRIA
Black Sea - Danube Association of Research and Development ERDF partner v.penchev@bdcabg.org BULGARIA
The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe ERDF partner pszuppinger@rec.org HUNGARY
Danube Delta National Institute ERDF partner mihaela.tudor@ddni.ro ROMANIA
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Project News

  • GREEN DANUBE - BULGARIAN NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON POLICY AGENDA FOR PROJECT RESULTS INTEGRATION IN SUPPORT OF THE EUROPEAN LEGISLATION ON GREEN INLAND WATERWAY TRANSPORT
    - 23-10-2018
    BULGARIAN NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON POLICY AGENDA FOR PROJECT RESULTS INTEGRATION IN SUPPORT OF THE EUROPEAN LEGISLATION ON GREEN INLAND WATERWAY TRANSPORT

    WHEN: 03 October 2018 WHERE:  Varna HOST:  BDCA – Black Sea Danube Association of research and development NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 30 The Workshop brought together representatives of national authorities, public...

  • GREEN DANUBE - Project Partners Meeting in Vienna
    - 12-10-2018
    Project Partners Meeting in Vienna

    The last partners meeting of the GREEN DANUBE team, before having the final event in the Danube Delta in spring next year, took place this week in Vienna and was hosted by Pro Danube Management. Partners have discussed about...

  • GREEN DANUBE - Romanian National Workshop on reduction of IWT pollutant emissions by use of innovative greening technologies
    - 08-10-2018
    Romanian National Workshop on reduction of IWT pollutant emissions by use of innovative greening technologies

    WHEN: 25 September 2018 WHERE:  Constanta HOST:  CERONAV - Romanian Maritime Training Centre NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 35  

  • GREEN DANUBE - raising public awareness on environment
    - 05-10-2018
    raising public awareness on environment

    On 2nd October RSOE project team has travelled to Varna, Bulgaria with the DunaPromo mobile Environmental Information Centre to raise public awareness on environmental aspects of inland navigation among Bulgarian 7 and 9 grade students. The aim...

  • GREEN DANUBE - within the context of 3 Seas Initiative Business Forum
    - 25-09-2018
    within the context of 3 Seas Initiative Business Forum

    In the context of creating GREEN DANUBE synergies, representatives of project partner ACTEDJ attended the 3 Seas Initiative (3SI) Business Forum in the period of 17th – 18th September 2018, the Forum https://3si-business.com being organized by...

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