Partners within the LASTING Project

The LASTING consortium strives to increase the impact of Waterborne Transport research by involving the right stakeholders and setting up a lasting communications campaign.


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SEA Europe

SEA Europe brings together CESA (Committee of EU Shipbuilders' Associations) and EMEC and represents an industry which generates more than € 112 billion turnover annually and offers employment in high profile jobs for more than 900 000 Europeans. SEA Europe represents close to 100% of the European shipbuilding industry in 16 nations, encompassing the production, maintenance, repair and conversion of all types of ships and floating structures, commercial as well as naval including the full supply chain with the various producers of maritime systems, equipment material and services.

Role: Project Coordinator


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BCW is a different kind of communications agency. Around the globe, the work we do doesn’t just deliver results — it inspires change, defines culture and builds careers.

Located in the heart of Europe, the BCW Brussels office was established in 1965 and has a proven track record of working as the agency partner to local, European and international clients. Our diverse team of experienced communications and public affairs professionals deliver data-driven integrated communications programs across consumer, corporate, crisis management, healthcare, public affairs, purpose and technology.


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EICB: Expertise and Innovation Centre for Inland Waterway Transport

Stichting Projecten Binnenvaart is a foundation, established by the Dutch Inland Waterway Transport (IWT) sector organization Centraal Bureau Rijn- en Binnenvaart (CBRB) to manage and participate in (international) projects to promote and further develop the IWT sector. One of the main tasks of SPB is to carry out the programme office EICB (expertise- and innovation centre for IWT), founded as a result of a convenant between the Dutch IWT sector organisations CBRB, BLN Schuttevaer and the Dutch Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management in 2006.

Role: Contributor to several Work Packages and task leader


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Fundacion Valenciaport

Fundación  Valenciaport  is  an  Applied  Research,  Innovation & Training centre providing services to the port and logistics cluster. This initiative of the Port Authority of Valencia has enjoyed the collaboration of notable businesses, universities and institutions  from  the  port  community.  Since  its  establishment, it has developed projects in more than 60 countries, primarily Mediterranean nations, as well as from the rest of Europe, Asia and Latin America.


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Pro Danube Management GmbH

Pro Danube Management GmbH carries out the executive works and activities, including projects preparation and management of the “Pro Danube International” association. Pro Danube International (PDI) acts as network of private businesses to promote better infrastructure and services which result in a more intensive use of the environmentally friendly inland waterway. PDI is the non-profit association for the promotion of transportation on the Danube, based in Vienna, representing the inland waterway transport (IWT) users, professions and industries, which have the great interest in development of the Danube as an important transportation axis in the region.



WEGEMT - European Association of Universities in Marine Technology

WEGEMT aims to update and extend the skills, knowledge and competence of practising engineers and postgraduate students working at an advanced level in marine technology and related sciences.

WEGEMT achieves this aim by encouraging universities to be associated with it for them to work collectively as a network, and to actively collaborate in relevant initiatives. WEGEMT considers collaborative R&D, E&T at an advanced level, and the exchange and dissemination of information, as activities which further the aim of the Association.


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Waterborne Technology Platform

WATERBORNE was set up as an industry-oriented Technology Platform to establish a continuous dialogue between all waterborne stakeholders, such as classification societies, shipbuilders, shipowners, maritime equipment manufacturers, infrastructure and service providers, universities or research institutes, and with the EU Institutions, including Member States.

The strategic objectives of the WATERBORNE TP are:

  • Establish a continuous dialogue between all stakeholders in the waterborne transport sector and in other waterborne-related sectors on R&I;
  • Contribute to the widest possible consensus regarding R&I and to focusing of efforts and resources;
  • Develop a common medium- and long-term R&I Vision and a Strategic Research and Innovation Agendas (SRIAs);
  • Contribute to the appropriate mobilisation and allocation of the necessary financial resources (private/regional/national/EU sources);
  • Contribute to the social expectations regarding clean, competitive and safe waterborne transport as well as regarding other waterborne-related activities, including education and training.

Currently, the members of WATERBORNE comprise members as well as associated members from both maritime and inland navigation countries, representing 19 Member States (over 100 full members). In addition, the Associations member of the Waterborne Technology Platform represent the broader waterborne sector throughout the entire EU. WATERBORNE is coordinating the Co-Programmed Partnership on Zero-Emission Waterborne Transport in the framework of Horizon Europe, and the STEERER project is therefore of essence regarding the yearly update of the SRIA of the Partnership.