The EMMA Extension Project (08/2019-07/2021) aims to enhance inland navigation in the Baltic Sea Region by supporting digitalization in inland waterway transport (IWT) and by implementing new logistic concepts in the Baltic Sea Region.
The extension project is based on the results and recommendations of project EMMA (2016-2019), which brought inland navigation to a wider national and European agenda, strengthened its voice and successfully demonstrated feasibility of potential inland waterway transport services in the Baltic Sea Region. The EMMA Extension focuses on next steps towards further market deployment of IWT by capitalizing on the results and partnership of project EMMA and implementing practical IWT solutions. At the end of August, all seven project partners from Germany, Finland, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden gathered to the old pilot station Rosenvik on the waterfront of Stockholm to plan the co-operation in enhancing inland navigation together.
The project is led by Port of Hamburg Marketing Reg. Assoc. and is implemented together with seven project partners The total budget available amounts to EUR 999 thousand of which EUR 778 thousand is co-financed by the Baltic Sea Region Programme (ERDF). The EMMA Extension project's lifetime is from August 2019 to January 2021.
EMMA and EMMA Extension Project are funded by the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme 2014-2020
The Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme 2014-2020 supports integrated territorial development and cooperation for a more innovative, better accessible and sustainable Baltic Sea region.
The Programme is an agreement between EU member states Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Sweden and the northern parts of Germany as well as partner countries Norway, Belarus and the northwest regions of Russia. The Programme is funded by the European Union and approved by the European Commission.
The Programme funds come from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) and Norwegian national funding. Project partners co-finance activities with their own resources.
Projects have to involve at least three partners from three different countries from the Programme area. Total project budgets typically range between EUR 1.5 and 4.5 million for seven or more partners working together for two to three years.
The Programme offers funding for four thematic priorities: (1) Capacity for Growth (2) Management of Natural Resources, (3) Sustainable Transport and (4) EU Strategy Support.
More information on aims of the programme, funding possibilities and how to get involved: https://www.interreg-baltic.eu/home.html