DIONYSUS Integrating Danube Region into Smart & Sustainable Multi-modal & Intermodal Transport Chains

The Danube and its navigable tributaries offer significant free capacity for freight and passengers flows. A prospering waterborne transport sector contributes to a sustainable transport system and regional growth. Besides better fairway conditions, a more modern, energy-efficient fleet, better management of the transport system through comprehensive infrastructure planning and investment solutions are required. The investment needs refer to port infra and superstructure, multimodal connections to port hinterlands.

The project will focus on addressing main regional challenges in infrastructure governance and planning highlighting key actions needed to support Danube transport, port infrastructure planning. It builds on the results of DAPhNE project on port infrastructure development and Danube Ports Network cooperation.

DIONYSUS results will feed into the elaboration of transport corridor development policies by means of gap analysis reports and recommendations. It will provide a framework to identify shortcomings in rail & road access infrastructure of the Danube ports and consolidate investment needs based on Market Analyses. Matching port planning with transport infrastructure and Regional Economic Development Plans will deliver recommendations for their adaptations in line with sector priorities. Targeted and niche-specific case studies for Container Liner Services and Agricultural Products will be developed. Also, an Infrastructure Master Plan for the River Cruise Industry will be elaborated. 

Essential outputs will consist of Port Development Plans and Operational and Business models to support quality, sustainable development, and investment decisions. All project’s outputs will ensure alignment with specific EU Transport, TEN-T and Cohesion Policy objectives for the period 2014 - 2020 and beyond, including the next Multiannual Financial Framework (2021 - 2027), making DIONYSUS to a key instrument to contribute the EUSDR implementation.

Integrating Danube Region into Smart & Sustainable Multi-modal & Intermodal Transport Chains
Start date
01-07-2020
End date
31-12-2022
Budget in Euro
Overall: 3603511.25
ERDF Contribution: 2261133.69
IPA Contribution: 223730.59
ENI Contribution: 578120.21
Call number
Call 3
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
Pro Danube Romania - Association for the promotion of transports on the Danube Lead partner pdr.office.2020@gmail.com Romania
Ennshafen Port ERDF partner w.auer@ennshafen.at Austria
iC consulenten Ziviltechniker GesmbH ERDF partner p.woetzinger@ic-group.org Austria
Wieser Consult Ltd ERDF partner office@wieserconsult.com Austria
Pro Danube Management GmbH ERDF partner rafael@prodanube.eu Austria
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Project News

  • DIONYSUS - Danube Ports Day 2021 Successfully Organised
    - 01-12-2021
    Danube Ports Day 2021 Successfully Organised

    The 2021 Danube Ports Day was successfully organised in the frame of the DIONYSUS project by the teams of Pro Danube Management and the Port Authority Vukovar, with the support of the Danube Ports Network.  The event brought together more...

  • DIONYSUS - SE “Ukrainian sea ports authority” continues to promote the development of Danube IWT
    - 30-11-2021
    SE “Ukrainian sea ports authority” continues to promote the development of Danube IWT

    SE “Ukrainian sea ports authority” continued to actively promote the DIONYSUS project as a supporting organizer of the international specialized exhibition New PORT, which took place in Kyiv in October 2021.   As part of the exhibition, a...

  • DIONYSUS - NEW DATE! 1st Regional workshop to facilitate cross-border/cross Black Sea Services
    - 30-11-2021
    NEW DATE! 1st Regional workshop to facilitate cross-border/cross Black Sea Services

    1st Regional workshop to facilitate cross-border/cross Black Sea Services is postponed for 8th of December 2021! The workshop will analyze the existing transport infrastructure together with the status-quo of the on-going and planned...

  • DIONYSUS - SAVE THE DATE! Workshop on "Ports & Agricultural Products Traffic in the Lower Danube Region Countries"
    - 30-11-2021
    SAVE THE DATE! Workshop on "Ports & Agricultural Products Traffic in the Lower Danube Region Countries"

    PGA, together with the HFIP and PAV organize workshop on "Ports & Agricultural Products Traffic in the Lower Danube Region Countries". The workshop will focus on the present and future traffic flows, the throughputs of agricultural products in...

  • DIONYSUS - POSTPONED! River Cruise Industry in the DR - Past, Present & Future
    - 30-11-2021
    POSTPONED! River Cruise Industry in the DR - Past, Present & Future

    Planned 1st Regional Stakeholder Workshop: River Cruise Industry in the Danube Region - Past, Present & Future (Upper Danube) is postponed for the first quarter of 2022. Updated information about the event will be available in the beginning of...

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