1st Annual Progress Report on inland waterways available

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1st Annual Progress Report on inland waterways available

Posted by Thomas Hartl, Thursday, 12th July 2012 @ 4:42 pm
1st Annual Progress Report on inland waterways available
1st Annual Progress Report on inland waterways available

The Coordinators of the Danube Region Strategy's Priority Areas (PACs) are expected to submit an Annual Progress Report to the Directorate-General for Regional Policy of the European Commission on the progress made regarding the implementation of the targets and actions of the Strategy.

The Joint Technical Secretariat for the Strategy's Priority Area 1a on inland waterways (PA 1a, coordinated by Austria and Romania) had drafted such a Progress Report which has been submitted to and approved by the members of the Steering Group of PA 1a entitled to vote, i.e. the representatives of the 14 Danube countries. The approved Report was sent to the European Commission in due time.

The Progress Report contains information on the realisation of the targets and actions set for PA 1a on inland waterways of the Strategy during the first year of its implementation. The overall progress made is specified with regard to the following points:

  • State of play: work done on policies, actions and projects; lessons learned; next steps and challenges ahead; most important outcomes
  • Process: governance (PACs, Steeering Group, stakeholders); changes in work/network approach resulting from the Strategy
  • Funding  opportunities and sources
  • Next steps: recurrent and additional activites

The second part of the Progress Report specifies the progress made by thematic action field to achieve the targets and to implement the actions of PA 1a. For this purpose, roadmaps have been established by the PACs of PA 1a together with the members of the Steering Group and the stakeholders represented in the Working Groups of PA 1a:

  • Waterway infrastructure
  • Comprehensive waterway management
  • Ports & sustainable freight transport
  • Fleet modernisation
  • River Information Services
  • Education & jobs
  • Inland waterway transport policies

The first Annual Progress Report of PA 1a and its Annexes are available for download here:

► EUSDR Progress Report for Priority Area 1a (PDF | 190 KB)

► Annex 1: Roadmaps to implement each thematic action field (PDF | 956 KB)

► Annex 2: Recurrent activities in Priority Area 1a (PDF | 30 KB)

► Annex 3: Projects approved by the Steering Group (by Letters of Recommendation), project labelling criteria, template for Letter of Recommendation (PDF | 166 KB)

► Annex 4: Data sheets for projects in line with the targets/actions of Priority Area 1a (PDF | 2,254 KB)

► Annex 5: Steering Group meetings - meeting minutes, lists of attendance, rules of procedure (PDF | 4,573 KB)

► Annex 6: Working Group meetings - meeting minutes, lists of attendance (PDF | 1,509 KB)

► Annex 7: Tendering documentation for project "Innovative Danube Vessel" (PDF | 269 KB)