CESNI sector consultation event (2021)


A sector consultation event, in the form of a webinar dedicated to the roadmap for European manning regulations, was held on 14 December 2021. More than 80 participants took part in this important forum, organised under the auspices of the CESNI working group on professional qualifications (CESNI/QP). Participants had the opportunity to discuss the development of a future legal framework at the CCNR (Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine) and EU-level (European Union) on manning requirements, as well as express their views on various different questions.

The meeting’s key objective was to present the roadmap to the sector, as it is one cornerstone of the development of a legal framework at the European level.

The other main objective was to consult the sector and to learn more about practical aspects, especially regarding the “scope” and “flexibility” of future European manning regulations.

The comments on the roadmap from the sector will feed into the future work of CESNI/QP/Crew under the new CESNI work programme 2022-2024.


Press release EN
Agenda EN
Input received during the sector consultation event on 14 December 2021EN
Roadmap for European manning regulationsEN


Presentation on objectives and content of e-tools initiative and link between the initiatives on manning regulations and e-tools

  • Ms Christelle Rousseau, European Commission, DG MOVE EN

Presentation of the roadmap and more specifically items where feedback from social partners is expected – clarification of the focus of the webinar

  • Ms Herlinde Liégeois, De Vlaamse Waterweg nv EN