Project ID: PA1A022
Cost-effective logistics solutions on the Danube have a significant potential to maintain and increase the competitiveness of the industrial sector of the Danube region. But, the overall economic situation of the Danube navigation sector must be improved in order to materialize the benefits for the economy of the region as well as to become a more attractive sector for job seekers. The Danube navigation sector currently faces a very heterogeneous legal framework which requires a step-wise harmonization in order to prevent unfair competition and its negative impact on the workforce.
The project would have aimed to investigate the current socio-economic situation and the framework conditions of the businesses as well as of the employed people in the Danube navigation sector. It would have provided a sound analysis as well as substantial recommendations for a forward strategy and a roadmap for gradual improvements in the framework of European transport, labour and social policy.
The project would have identified existing shortcomings and would have proposed concrete actions how to improve the overall efficiency of Danube navigation. In parallel, it would have proposed how to raise the levels of education & training and how to increase social security standards as well as labour conditions in order to become more attractive for skilled workforce.
The analysis of the current situation as well as the recommendations would have addressed all Danube countries (EU, Candidates, Non-EU).
The project was not realised.
Project duration would have been 2012 - 2013.
Total budget: 750,000 EUR (indicative)
Funding was not provided.
Project leader: Pro Danube International (website: www.prodanube.eu)
Address: Handelskai 265; 1020 Vienna / Austria
A consortium of experts from all Danube states covering: researchers in social and economic policy, representatives of the social partners, experts in Danube navigation, transport policy experts, International Organisations (like ETF, Danube Commission, etc.) would have been needed.
Relevant regulations in transport, social and labour policy.
Formation of a competent consortium, provision of project financing, access to relevant data in all Danube states.
Implementation projects following roadmap.
Data provided by: Manfred Seitz (Pro Danube International) - 17.10.2011
Last update by: via donau, Austria - 07.12.2011