How It’s Organised

European Inland Waterway Transport (IWT) Platform: how it’s organised

IWT is managed by a Board of Directors consisting of 3 Directors appointed by EBU and 3 Directors appointed by ESO. Additionally , the respective Secretary Generals of the founding associations are appointed as Executive Directors of IWT.

The overall objectives of IWT are clearly reflected and detailed out in the annual workprogrammes. These programmes are prepared by appointed Secretaries, their teammembers and IWT’s coordinator; IWT’s Board approves the workplan.

The Coordinators runs and manages the daily operations, monitors the progress made by the secretaries and is the liason with the Board. Reporting to the Board is done, amongst other means, through regular Boardmeetings.


Since the EC regulation foresees in regular reporting to the European Commission and the involved memberstates and Advisory Board, consisting of representatives of these member states, was established. Regular meeting between IWT’s Board and the Advisory Board take place.