Danube STREAM Smart, Integrated and Harmonised Waterway Management

As an environmentally-friendly and safe transport mode, inland waterway transport (IWT) is an important enabler for economic growth and competitiveness in the Danube Region.
The Danube is an international waterway with 10 riparian countries (along the Danube), 9 of which being responsible for waterway maintenance. To ensure a coordinated basic infrastructure quality, the transnational cooperation of national waterway authorities is crucial.
 A transnational harmonisation of smart traffic infrastructure information for the Danube as an entire transport corridor is an important prerequisite for public authorities in order to be capable of satisfying user needs of the commercial IWT sector. For instance, data about fairway conditions from all Danube countries will help vessel operators to optimise their voyage and transport planning, which is in most cases international.
The objective of the project is to establish and maintain an efficient and environmentally-friendly transportation network (Danube and its navigable tributaries) by further developing effective waterway infrastructure management.
In addition to consolidating common standards and tools, the project’s results and outputs include user-oriented information services. These enable rapid information transfer on the quality of the waterway’s infrastructure. On the strategic level, cooperation with stakeholders (ecology, navigation) and coordination with political level EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) are important project activities.

To achieve a higher utilization of waterway transport in the region, the project will consolidate the quality of waterway infrastructure and waterway maintenance. The project has many innovative elements which are part of future technologies and services (i.e. inland waterway infrastructure improvement pilots). Moreover, Danube STREAM efficiently capitalises on previous project results (i.e. South East Europe project NEWADA duo) to build on existing knowledge and to deploy results closely together with targeted users of the Danube waterway.

Smart, Integrated and Harmonised Waterway Management
Start date
End date
Budget in Euro
Overall: 2.108.661,42
ERDF Contribution: 1.636.123,69
IPA Contribution: 156.238,5
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 1
Better connected and energy responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Support environmentally-friendly and safe transport systems and balanced accessibility of urban and rural areas


Filename Date of upload
STREAM glossary D-E 10-10-2019 17:40:58
6_Danube STREAM - WP5, Final event 09-10-2019 17:15:20
5_2019-09-17_STREAM_Final_Event_WP4 09-10-2019 17:14:56
4_20190917_Danube_STREAM_FIS_Portal_Budapest 09-10-2019 17:14:33
3_2019_09_17_STREAM_WP3_Final Event 09-10-2019 17:14:03
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Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
Austrian Waterway Company Lead partner claudiu.dutu@afdj.ro Austria
Slovak Water Management Enterprise, state enterprise ERDF partner stefan.polhorsky@svp.sk Slovakia
General Directorate of Water Management ERDF partner dobi.laszlo@ovf.hu Hungary
National Association of Radio Distress-signalling and Infocommunications ERDF partner gergely.mezo@rsoe.hu Hungary
River Administration of the Lower Danube - Galati ERDF partner romeo.soare@afdj.ro Romania
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Project News

  • Danube STREAM - Final Event in Budapest on 17 September 2019
    - 10-10-2019
    Final Event in Budapest on 17 September 2019


  • Danube STREAM - Training videos for inland electronic navigational charts software
    - 30-07-2019
    Training videos for inland electronic navigational charts software

    In Danube STREAM, the Danube waterway administrations developed training videos explaining the use of the Inland ECDIS Viewer software systems Radar Pilot 720 and Navigis River. Inland ECDIS Viewers are necessary to exploit the potentials of...

    - 19-07-2019


  • Danube STREAM - DanubeSTREAM Final Event
    - 23-04-2019
    DanubeSTREAM Final Event

    The Final Event of the Danube STREAM project will take place in Budapest, Hungary, on 17th September 2019, 9.00 – 14.00. The key project results will be presented and a podium discussion on future developments in inland navigation will be held...

  • Danube STREAM - 5th Board of Directors - Vienna
    - 13-02-2019
    5th Board of Directors - Vienna

    5th Board of Directors will take place in Vienna, 23rd of May, 2019, - organized by viadonau. The Agenda is focusing on the following: Project Management Overview of planned activities “Communications” WP2; Overview of planned...

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