EBU’s mission is to contribute to the development of a sustainable and efficient Pan-European transport system via a larger share of inland waterway transport.

Its key objectives are:

  • to develop the right framework conditions for its members

  • to stimulate the market position of the sector

  • to guarantee a well maintained infrastructure without bottlenecks

  • to increase the share of the inland waterway freight and passenger transport on the (Pan-) European waterways

  • to promote inland waterway transport as safest, sustainable and environmentally friendly mode of transport

To achieve these goals EBU closely cooperates with the European institutions, the River Commissions, the UN ECE as well as national administrations.