DPN Activities

DPN Activities

Through its activities, the DPN will reinforce the impact of the Network by providing services and network coordination activities and by designing and implementing dedicated Danube port awareness, promotion and knowledge transfer events.

Our Service Portfolio

  • Developing & implementing common interest projects & strategic initiatives,
  • Initiating port policy & network awareness activities,
  • Fostering active cooperation, strategic alliances & partnerships to benefit the network,  
  • Facilitating network collaboration & support activities.

The focus of our work

  • Good port governance, sustainable port development & operations,
  • Environment, renewable energy, climate change mitigation,
  • Port digitalisation, RTD & Innovation,
  • Ports’ connectivity & logistics,
  • Port training & education.

Ongoing activities (2020-2021)

  • Survey on assessing the digital capabilities and preparedness of ports in the Danube Region to undergo a digital transformation: the survey is carried out in order to assess the digital capabilities, needs and preparedness of Danube Ports to adapt to the challenges of the new digital era. The proposed survey was prepared within the framework of the DIONYSUS project and was released mid-December 2020. It will gather input from and most of the Danube Region ports, both inland and maritime, until the end of February 2021. The survey targets port authorities/administrations/port development companies focusing on the use of digital means in order to improve the efficiency of port operations. 
    The survey serves as the primary data collection instrument for the Report "Inventory on port digitalisation capabilities in the Danube Region", under the joint responsibility of Public Ports of Slovakia and Pro Danube Management.
  • Push4Danube - Demand analysis of intended investments in the IWT sector
    Jointly initiated by Pro Danube International and Pro Danube Austria, the aim of Push4Danube is to bundle the investment needs of the sector in order to facilitate the adequate financing of IWT related projects. Challenged by an unprecedented crisis, the active involvement of the sector is a key prerequisite to successfully adapt the IWT industry to the latest environmental EU policy framework.
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