Promoting inland waterway transport

The EU-funded PLATINA3 project will provide for targeted coordination and support activities to promote inland waterway transport (IWT) in Europe. Starting from January 2021, the project will run for 30 months.

In this period the project will make the bridge towards future research, innovation and implementation needs within IWT in Europe.

The main objective is to provide the knowledge base for the implementation of the EU Green Deal in view of further development of the European Commissions’ IWT action programme (NAIADES) towards 2030.

The platform will be a catalyst for awareness, stakeholder engagement and uptake of outcomes from related national and European projects and initiatives. PLATINA3 will consolidate their findings, assess their impacts and gaps.

Stakeholders are invited to participate actively in our series of 6 Stages, each of which will accentuate relevant topics.

The PLATINA3 consortium aims to improve the impact and broadening stakeholder engagement in support of transport research and innovation. Therefore the project addresses priority topics for the success of IWT according to 4 segments:

  • Integration & digitalization of IWT in view of modal shift & synchromodality;
  • Zero-emission, automated & climate resilient fleet;
  • Skilled workforce anticipating to zero-emission & automation;
  • Smart & climate resilient waterway and port infrastructure with clean energy hubs.

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