NAIADES Action Programme (2006-2013)
NAIADES is an integrated European action programme for inland waterway transport.
On 17 January 2006, the European Commission adopted a Communication on the promotion of inland waterway transport. The NAIADES Action Programme was intended for the period 2006-2013 and focused on five strategic areas for a comprehensive Inland Waterway Transport (IWT) policy: market, fllet, jobs and skills, image and infrastructure. These measures are rounded off by reflections on an appropriate organisational structure.
Issues being addressed under NAIADES include working time arrangements, professional qualification requirements, the examination of administrative and regulatory barriers, the adoption of innovative technologies, such as the River Information Services (RIS), and infrastructure improvements.
New arrangement to enhance inland navigation in the European Union
The Director-General for mobility and transport of the European Commission (DG MOVE) and the Secretary General of the Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine (CCNR) have signed on 22 May, in Brussels, an administrative arrangement which fosters the cooperation between the two institutions. Their common objectives are to ensure the optimal functioning of the market for inland navigation and to remove obstacles that prevent a broader use of this mode of transport.
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Administrative arrangement: EN [403 KB]
Reports on the 'NAIADES' Action Programme