DPN is a network of autonomous organisations (public & private port   organisations) governed by a Cooperation Agreement (not legally binding, entered into voluntarily, open-ended).

The one -tier governance structure of the DPN consists of :

  • Partners Forum (the plenary body),
  • Advisory Group (responsible for the strategic management),
  • Technical Secretariat (TS) (co-ordination & operational body).

Depending on the issues tackled, ad-hoc working groups comprising selective partners, academia representatives etc. shall be constituted.

Throughout its pilot operation and start-up phase (July 2019 – June 2022) the TS will be hosted, managed and staffed by Pro Danube International (Lead Partner DAPhNE Project).