|Author (Corporate)||European Commission: DG Mobility and Transport|
|Content Type||Key Source, Overview, Policy-making|
The European Commission adopted on 17 January 2006 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, fleet, jobs and skills, image and infrastructure.
The NAIADES 2 policy package is the continuation of the first programme and aims at moving more freight transport onto Europe’s waterways while reducing emissions.
In 2008, the European Commission and other stakeholders launched the PLATINA platform to encourage the promotion of inland waterway transport and to support the implementation of the NAIADES programme. The second phase of this European Action Programme started in 2013.
For further information on inland waterways, check its ESO Keysource.
|Subject Categories||Mobility and Transport|
|Countries / Regions||Europe|