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 - IWT Environmental Information Centre in Croatia
    - 10-12-2018
    IWT Environmental Information Centre in Croatia

    On December 7th, 2018 within activities of GREEN DANUBE project, Environmental Information Centre pilot activity organized by project partner Inland Navigation Development Centre Ltd. (CRUP) was held at their headquarters in Zagreb, Croatia. At...

  • GREEN DANUBE - results dissemination and sustainability within the Black Sea NGO Forum in Brussels
    - 04-12-2018
    results dissemination and sustainability within the Black Sea NGO Forum in Brussels

    Within 12th- 14th of November ACTEDJ’s representatives participated at the Black Sea NGO Forum with the theme “Building a more resilient Civil Society in the Black Sea Region”. The event brought together over 140 participants from all the Black...

  • GREEN DANUBE - ROMANIAN NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON POLICY AGENDA
    - 26-11-2018
    ROMANIAN NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON POLICY AGENDA

    Policies and legislative framework for reducing pollution in river transport WHEN: 21 NOVEMBER 2018 WHERE:  Tulcea, ROMANIA ORGANISED BY: CER and DDNI 30 participants, representatives of national authorities, sectoral agencies,...

  • GREEN DANUBE - results dissemination and sustainability within the EUSDR National Forum in Bucharest
    - 16-11-2018
    results dissemination and sustainability within the EUSDR National Forum in Bucharest

    On 5th and 6th November ACTEDJ’s representatives have participated to the National Forum for European Union Strategy for Danube Region with the theme “Increasing the cohesion for a common prosperity in the Danube Region”. The event enabled...

  • GREEN DANUBE - In Galați, Romania, at the opening of Environmental Information Centre
    - 14-11-2018
    In Galați, Romania, at the opening of Environmental Information Centre

    Within the activities for raising public awareness, CERONAV, the Lead Partner of GREEN DANUBE project organized the Environmental Information Centre (EIC) opening event on Friday, November 9th.   The centre is located on board of a...

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