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Final Event IRIS Europe II/RISING on 1 December 2011 unites European RIS community

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During the RISING/IRIS Europe II final event, the focus was especially on projects relating transport management, interconnectivity and data exchange of cross bordering services, i.e. calamity abatement and event management. Technological developments were ilustrated and logistical and legal limitations to full blown RIS operation throughout Europe identified.

During the EC identified RIS as essential for more inclusion of inland waterways transport into the overall supply chain. RIS will continue to play an important role in the EC transport policy. Various EC funds are available for supporting RIS projects. Within the context of the EC e-Freight policy, RIS has been included in an overall policy concept, i.e. connecting RIS with the EC eMaritime, Single Window policy goals and the EC secure supply chain security and compliance strategy. 

Recently, the EC TEN-T Agency identified IRIS Europe II as one of the top ten best performing TEN-T projects. The IRIS Europe II will end on 1 January 2012. The RISING project will finalizes its work in May 2012.   Whether a successor project to the IRIS Europe II project will be executed depends on an EC TEN-T decision in 2012.    

During the final event, various projects executed within the IRIS Europe II and RISING context were presented. Most are downloadable on this page