SEINE-SCHELDT, THE RESULT OF A CROSS-BORDER COOPERATION

The Seine-Scheldt EEIG is supporting the work involved in implementing the network:

  • This European Economic Interest Grouping is an international partnership created on 26 March 2010.
  • It brings together 4 waterway stakeholders in France and Belgium: Voies navigables de France (VNF), De Vlaamse Waterweg nv (DVW) and Le Service Public de Wallonie (SPW), who run the waterways in France, Flanders and Wallonia – as well as the Société du Canal Seine-Nord- Europe (SCSNE),  who is in charge of the construction of the Seine-Nord-Europe Canal.
  • It has a governance body, the Seine-Scheldt Intergovernmental Commission (CIG), between France, Flanders and Wallonia, in accordance with a 2007 interministerial declaration, formalised in 2009. The delegations include the Ministries of Transport, European Affairs and Embassies, the French Ministry of Economy and Finance, as well as the EEIG manager Olivier Matrat (VNF), and the CEOs of the Seine-Escaut EEIG members: Thierry Guimbaud for Voies navigables de France (VNF), Chris Danckaerts for De Vlaamse Waterweg nv (DVW), Etienne Willame for Le Service Public de Wallonie (SPW) and Jérôme Dezobry for Société du Canal Seine-Nord Europe (SCSNE).
  • It is responsible for coordinating the funding and implementation of the network, working closely with a wide range of partners.

VNF, THE EEIG’S MANAGING PARTNER

VNF has been responsible for managing the Seine-Scheldt EEIG since 2010.

A REAL PARTNERSHIP

Within the Seine-Scheldt EEIG, there is a high quality collaboration, committed to dialogue, consultation and high standards. The members are in regular contact and have spent years working together, giving rise to a genuine spirit of partnership within the group. This means that the Seine-Scheldt EEIG can oversee the implementation of the network in accordance with the Implementing Decision drawn up with the European Commission.