Overview of documents

The CESNI publishes the following documents on its website:
Work programme
Based on the strategic guidelines drawn up by the European Commission (DG MOVE) and the Secretariat of the Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine (CCNR), the work programme is the product of discussions between all CESNI participants representing inland navigation. The work programme presents the planned activities for the next few years, thereby creating transparency in respect of future standards and other documents.
The collections of resolutions adopted during Committee meetings are available on the CESNI website.
Standards and explanatory notices
CESNI adopts technical standards in various fields, in particular standards for technical requirements for vessels, professional qualifications, and information technologies.
These standards are not directly binding. The CCNR, the European Union (EU), other international organisations, and the Member States of the CCNR or EU Member States may apply these standards by referring to it in their respective legal frameworks.
The Committee also publishes explanatory notices for the standards. There are also unofficial translations for some of the standards, in addition to the CESNI’s official languages, which are Dutch, English, French and German.
The CESNI also publishes various guides to facilitate implementation of the standards.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
The CESNI wishes to clarify the adopted standards by means of answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ).
The CESNI’s thinking on possible future standards is underpinned by various studies.
Associated websites
You will find associated websites supplementing the CESNI’s work under this link.
Rules of Procedure and Internal Regulations
The CESNI has Rules of Procedure and Internal Regulations that confer independence and transparency on the Committee’s activities.