Danube-Oder-Elbe Connection

Submitted by Poland

Year registered: 2018
3SI countries proposing the project:


Participating 3SI countries:


Partner countries:

* not part of the 3Seas Initiative
Main objectives:

New name of the project: Improving Poland-Czech Inland Waterway Connection

Building the missing link of the European inland waterway network corridor in the Republic of Poland and Czech Republic

Short description:

The integral part of the Oder Waterway (E-30) is the missing waterway link with the Czech Republic. It is the part of the inland waterway that will enable the creation of a coherent network of European waterways.

Building of the missing link could stimulate the endogenous potential at territorial level and spur local growth. Despite current differences in their levels of development, the riverside communities display similar drivers for growth as well as underlying challenges (i.e. ample untapped potential for tourism and industry development, need to increase the energy security, to tackle the problems of degraded areas connected with the loss of port functions and the devastation of the environment, the flood risk etc.

Contact person:

Mrs. Izabela Nepelska-Łosik, Unit of Inland Navigation Policy, Department of Water Management and Inland Navigation, Ministry of Infrastructure, tel: +48 22 583 87 63, e-mail: Izabela.Nepelska-Losik@mi.gov.pl

Calendar of implementation:
  • 2019-2021

    The stage of selecting the concept of route from Kędzierzyn-Koźle to the national border has been completed.

  • 2021-2030

    The project is in the planning phase. The implementation is planned after 2030.

  • after 2030

The total cost will be calculated in the Development Program for the Odra Waterway.

Financing sources:
National funding
Other EU funding

Identified potential sources of financing some of which are the funds from: the Cohesion Fund, the Fund "Connecting Europe Facility" (CEF), special-purpose assets e.g. funds of the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management or funds from the projected Inland Waterways Development Fund as well as the state budget, local governments budget, investors.