Project ID: PA1A130
Project website: www.interreg-danube.eu/green-danube
Medium and long term perspective of Inland Waterway Transport (IWT) in the European Union highlights that the market of this sector will grow with about 80% until 2040 compared to 2010. Without policy intervention, in the year 2020 the average emission level of air pollutants of inland navigation vessels will in many cases be higher than that of trucks. The transport sector is recognized as a major contributor to emissions, therefore it is important to support environmentally sound transport modes like inland waterway transport.
The challenges identified in Danube navigation explain in part the huge discrepancy between the Rhine and the Danube (EU Strategy for the Danube Region: ”Cargo volumes transported on the Danube are only between 10% and 20% of those carried on the Rhine”) and it became imperative to address the need for a common transnational approach to better exploit the Danube potential by enhanced multimodality and modernisation of the fleet (EUSDR Priority Axis 1a) to reduce the negative impact of emissions.
The GREEN DANUBE consortium (10 highly experienced partners from most Danube riparian countries and 6 associated strategic partners, international organizations, river commissions and national ministries) addressed this major challenge to strengthen environmentally-friendly, safe and balanced transport systems by adoption of a three level approach which targets and focused on:
The project activities included:
Acting as a policy driver for a stronger multilevel cooperation, GREEN DANUBE guaranteed the replication of project outputs in the entire Danube region and beyond.
National Public Authorities, International Organisations, Interest Groups including NGOs, General Public, Sectoral Agencies
Start date: 01.01.2017
End date: 30.06.2019
The project is already concluded.
Total budget: 1,586,244 EUR
EU funds: 1,267,897.40 EUR (ERDF – European Regional Development Fund)
80,410.00 EUR (IPA – Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance)
funded by Danube Transnational Programme (DTP) 2014 – 2020 (Priority Axis 3: Better connected and energy responsible Danube region; Specific Objective 3.1: Support environmentally–friendly and safe transport systems and balanced accessibility of urban and rural areas)
National funds: 237,936.60 EUR
Project leader: CERONAV – Romanian Maritime Training Centre
Address: 69A Pescarilor Street, 900581, Constanta / Romania
Associated Strategic Partners:
The project addressed the environmental pollution caused by inland waterway transport emphasized in different European policies, strategies and initiatives, such as:
Data provided by: Vasile Pipirigeanu (CERONAV-Romanian Maritime Training Centre, Romania) - 28.09.2017
Last updated by: viadonau - 14.08.2019