Save-the-date for a public hearing on NAIADES III at the European Parliament

On 1 December 2021, the Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN) of the European Parliament will organise a public hearing on NAIADES III – Strategic Tools for Sustainable Inland Waterways Transport within the EU”. The hearing will be held remotely from 9.00-11.00 CET, and will be webstreamed from the European Parliament in Brussels. The overall aim of this discussion is to hold a public debate on NAIADES III – Strategic Tools for Sustainable Inland Waterways Transport within the EU. The hearing should examine the major elements of the new programme and its implications for the sector. Specifically, experts could discuss how the proposed measures could contribute to reaching the economic and environmental objectives of the programme.

In total, there will be five presentations by the invited experts. Mrs. Theresia Hacksteiner in her capacity as the EBU General Secretary will deliver one of the speeches. Presentations will be followed by a Q&A session with the TRAN Committee Members.

[Edit – 2 December 2021 – all presentations are available online]

  1. Ms Daniela Rosca, Head of Unit European Commission (DG MOVE) “Introduction of new Naiades programme”
  2. Ms Theresia Hacksteiner, General Secretary at the European Barge Union (EBU) “How can Naiades strengthen the competitiveness of the sector?“
  3. Ms Karin De Schepper, Director of Inland Navigation Europe (INE) “Will Naiades help make inland waterway transport more sustainable?“
  4. Mr Turi Fiorito Director of the European Federation of Inland Ports (EFIP) “What is in Naiades for ports?“
  5. Ms Lucia Luijten, designated Secretary-General of the Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine (CCNR) “Governance and International cooperation in the implementation of Naiades“

See the full agenda – HERE!

Webstreaming of the EP – available via the link here.