The aim of the EMMA project activity 5.3 is to foster lobbying for inland navigation on national and European level.

EMMA partners have analysed national- and European lobby organizations/ associations network in a first step. The results of this analyses should feed into discussions with the lobby organisation in charge for inland navigation how to strengthen national- and European lobby structures to rise more awareness of inland waterway transport (IWT) in the Baltic Sea Region, its challenges, needs and opportunities.

EMMA partnership’s intention is not to criticise any organisation or association. All of them are doing a great job according to their capacities (financial and staff) available and provided through membership fees. The question to be answered is, how to strengthen the national- and European lobby networks and how to gain maximum impact on National- and European level to strengthen inland navigation in Baltic Sea Region waterways and beyond.

The idea is to make use of existing networks as good as possible.