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PLATINA 2 has finished, what are the follow-up projects and plans

PLATINA 2 finished on 29 February 2016. As a European Coordination Action, it supported the implementation of the NAIADES 2 policy package "Towards quality inland waterway transport", by bringing together all the relevant actors in the inland waterway sector in a multi-disciplinary knowledge network to foster the development of inland navigation into an even more sustainable and competitive part of multimodal European transport networks. 
The next steps have been initiated under the form of policy support actions that provide a detailed follow-up of certain Platina actions: 

The Prominent project addresses the key needs for technological development, and the barriers to innovation and greening in the European inland navigation sector.