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Thematic network on the development of European strategies to promote short sea shipping, sea-river and inland navigation

Objective

The objective of the SPIN network is to develop a European Strategy to promote Inland Navigation and to encourage the acceptance and exploitation of the strategy.

The proposal reflects option a) in the description of Task 2.3.2/14, the Key Action "Sustainable Mobility and Intermodality" of the 5th Framework programme "Competitive and Sustainable Growth", which foresees separated Thematic Networks for Inland Navigation and Short Sea Shipping. Nevertheless, co-ordination with a parallel Short Sea Shipping network is planned.

Although one third of the intra-community freight is carried on the European Inland Waterway Transport (IWT), it has not increased proportionally with the high growth in road transport. This demands further action from, policy-makers to obtain a more environmentally sustainable transport system.

The need for the environmental friendliness of Inland Navigation will grow with the enlargement of the European Union towards Eastern Europe.

Call for proposal

Third Call - GR
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Coordinator

FRANCE DEVELOPPEMENT CONSEIL.
Address
Cours Louis Lumiere, 10
Vincennes
France

Participants (4)

MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT, PUBLIC WORKS AND WATER MANAGEMENT
Netherlands
Address
Boompjes 200 - 1031
Rotterdam
PROMOTIE BINNENVAART VLAANDEREN
Belgium
Address
Kempische Kaai 57
Hasselt
VBD - EUROPAEISCHES ENTWICKLUNGSZENTRUM FUER BINNEN- UND KUESTENSCHIFFAHRT
Germany
Address
Kloecknerstrasse 77-77A - 101349
Duisburg
VIA DONAU - OSTERREICHISCHE WASSERSTRASSEN-GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H.
Austria
Address
Donau-city-strasse 1
Vienna