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

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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 - project partner Port Bulmarket is gradually transforming Ruse into a multimodal logistics hub
    - 29-06-2021
    project partner Port Bulmarket is gradually transforming Ruse into a multimodal logistics hub

    The transformation of Ruse into a logistics hub, which combines different modes of transport, becomes more clearly outlined. The city is the biggest port, economic and cultural centre along the Bulgarian part of the Danube. it is located on...

  • DIONYSUS - Annual consultations of the Port Governance Agency
    - 29-06-2021
    Annual consultations of the Port Governance Agency

    The Dionysus project Port Governance Agency has held the sixth regular annual consultations on April 27 with the groups for ports and harbors and inland shipping of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia. The meeting, which was held...

  • DIONYSUS - DIONYSUS project partner the Maritime Ports Administration Constanta continues to successfully promote the development of the Danube inland waterway transport
    - 29-06-2021
    DIONYSUS project partner the Maritime Ports Administration Constanta continues to successfully promote the development of the Danube inland waterway transport

    During the last six months MPAC continued its work on promoting the development of the Danube inland waterway transport, as several milestones have been achieved in this regard. Following the 1st Workshop on Container Liner Services,...

  • DIONYSUS - DIONYSUS represented at the Rhine-Danube Corridor Meetings
    - 29-06-2021
    DIONYSUS represented at the Rhine-Danube Corridor Meetings

    Pro Danube participated at the 13th Working Group Meeting of the Rhine-Danube Corridor on Ports and Inland Waterways. With Pro Danube being actively involved in the DIONYSUS project, which core objective is to address the main regional challenges...

  • DIONYSUS - DPN brings in a new website as key communication, information, and knowledge-transfer platform
    - 29-06-2021
    DPN brings in a new website as key communication, information, and knowledge-transfer platform

    Emphasizing the importance of sharing  information and transferring knowledge to keep the Danube ports at the forefront of global innovation, the extension of the DPN website (www.danubeports.eu) with two key functionalities, namely  – the...

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