PLATINA II is a European Coordination Action aimed at the implementation of the NAIADES II policy package "Towards quality inland waterway transport". NAIADES II seeks to create the conditions for inland navigation to become a quality mode of transport and sets its priorities on shifting freight to waterway transport and reducing emissions. It is the second European action plan aimed at moving more freight transport onto Europe’s waterways and the continuation of the previous NAIADES 2006-2013 programme.
NAIADES II sets out the programme for policy action in the field of inland waterway transport for the period 2014-2020. Actions are taken in the following key areas of intervention:
PLATINA II is the implementation platform for NAIADES II. It builds on the results of the FP7 project PLATINA (2008-2012) and will develop and foster the implementation of measures in the fields of “Markets & Awareness”, “Innovation & Fleet”, “Jobs & Skills” and “Infrastructure”. The project aims at developing knowledge networks and cooperation by bringing together key stakeholders from within and beyond the sector and integrating their points of view and expertise into project work. Synergies with existing initiatives and projects will be sought. The consortium consists of 12 partners from seven different countries. The core consortium is formed by via donau (Austria) as coordinator, Promotie Binnenvaart Vlaanderen (Belgium), Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment (The Netherlands) and Stichting STC-Group (The Netherlands).