EU co-funded project: DANTE Improving Administrative Procedures and Processes for Danube IWT

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iC consulenten is project partner of the transnational DANTE project, launched in February 2017 in Budapest. Co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA) under the Danube Transnational Programme, DANTE aims at identifying and eliminating the administrative barriers for inland waterway transport (IWT) on the Danube & its navigable tributaries as a joint initiative of the private sector and the national public authorities responsible for these barriers.

The project partners will develop good practices and guidelines for effective administration of IWT activities in relation to the identified barriers. One key element for the successful project implementation will be the development of a transnational IWT barrier reporting tool for collecting user experiences. 


By improving administrative procedures and by reducing bureaucratic processes as well as related charges & fees for IWT operations, DANTE aims for harmonized regulations and simplified administrative processes of transport & transhipment operations following the "Same River-Same Rules" concept of Pro Danube. This shall lead to better governance & management of this environmentally-friendly European core transport infrastructure and reduce the logistics costs of major industries depending on waterway transportation for their global competitiveness.


In the DANTE project iC plays a key role in developing and establishing the IWT barrier reporting tool and setting up a corresponding database. In further steps iC will have a significant role in combining information gathered through the analysis of the database, national working table meetings and analyses of existing administrative procedures which will result in the preparation of a Danube IWT Administration Strategy and a related action plan.


"DANTE – Improving Administrative Procedures and Processes for Danube IWT" project is co-funded by European Union Funds (ERDF, IPA) under the Danube Transnational Programme and will run for 30 months (January 2017 – June 2019). It will be implemented by a transnational consortium of 16 co-funded organisations and 12 associated strategic partners (public authorities, consulting companies, universities and NGOs) from 10 European countries. The project has a total budget of 1.982.786,00 Euro, out of which ERDF contribution amounts 1.650.134,75 Euro & IPA contribution amounts 35.233,35 Euro.

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