The work carried out by the Comité Européen pour l’Élaboration de Standards dans le Domaine de Navigation Intérieure (CESNI) so far is a good start in giving more attention to quality education and training in Europe. However this is far from sufficient. Manifold activities are still needed at European level in the area of technical standards that guarantee a level playing field for attractive jobs in the inland waterways sector.
ETF is pleased to learn that most of its proposals for the future work of CESNI fit into the strategic guidelines proposed by the European Commission’s DG Move. ETF tabled input for three fields after CCNR General Secretary Mr Bruno Georges called for input for the future work programme during the CESNI meeting in October 2017.
Main focus lies on: