Danube SKILLS - Latest news on the EU Directive on the recognition of professional qualifications

18-12-2017

Latest news on the EU Directive on the recognition of professional qualifications in inland navigation

The proposal of the European Commission for a new EU Directive on the recognition of professional qualifications in inland navigation and repealing Council Directive 96/50/EC and Council Directive 91/672/EEC, launched on 18.02.2016 is slowly coming to a successful resolution, having received the overwhelming positive vote of the European Parliament during the Plenary Session on 14 November 2017 (609 pro, 31 against and 44 abstentions).

The new career prospects for both existing crew members and persons coming from other sectors shall have a positive impact on the attractiveness of the profession while the competence based system for the award of qualifications is expected to improve safety of navigation.

Contact person: Mrs. Ghiuler Manole‚Äč - Project Manager

Programme co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA, ENI)