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 - At the Annual Balkan and Black Sea Commission General Assembly meetings
    - 15-04-2019
    At the Annual Balkan and Black Sea Commission General Assembly meetings

    The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) is present in the wider Black Sea Region through its Balkan and Black Sea Commission (BBSC). The aim of the CPMR Balkan and Black Sea Commission (BBSC), as stated in its Rules of...

  • GREEN DANUBE - International Workshop for validation of Policy Agenda
    - 01-04-2019
    International Workshop for validation of Policy Agenda

    On March 28th within the GREEN DANUBE project an International workshop for Policy Agenda validation took place in Budapest.   Organised by the Hungarian project partners, REC and RSOE, the workshop got together representatives of...

  • GREEN DANUBE - results dissemination and sustainability within the local seminar MARLENA
    - 04-03-2019
    results dissemination and sustainability within the local seminar MARLENA

    On 28th of February 2019 ACTEDJ’s representatives participated at the local seminar implemented within the context of MARLENA project BSB 139 – Elimination of the maritime waste, new approaches organized by the Association for Sustainable...

  • GREEN DANUBE - results dissemination and sustainability within the Clusters conference
    - 18-12-2018
    results dissemination and sustainability within the Clusters conference

    On 5th December 2018 ACTEDJ’s representatives participated at the Cluster Conference organized by Danubius University with theme “Innovation and Cooperation at the level of the “Lower Danube”. The event fostered interventions of the clusters...

  • 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...

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