Halfway through the project, the DAPhNE consortium uniting 23 partners from 9 Danube riparian countries is delivering notable progress in all project activities, especially related to port legislation & funding, port administration & management, port development but also in relation to port strategy & port network formation.

The DAPhNE project which facilitates the further development of Danube ports as environmentally-friendly, easily accessible, multimodal hubs for regional transport and logistics has been consolidating the Danube Ports Network in the past ten months. Officially started on 1 January 2017, the DAPhNE consortium consisting of public authorities, port administrations, universities, consulting companies and NGOs from 9 Danube States is making important steps towards the achievement of the project goals: know-how exchange among the ports of the region, inter-sectoral and transnational cooperation and innovative approaches to port administration and port management.

On 1 January 2017, twenty-three partners from the Danube region officially started the project DAPhNE (Danube Ports Network). Co-funded by the Danube Transnational Programme as one of the 54 approved projects out of 547 initially submitted applications, the project focuses on improving the performance of Danube Ports with the aim to turn them into buzzing economic centres. In a nutshell, DAPhNE touches on topics such as port legislation & funding, port administration & management, port development and port strategy & port network formation.