BMVIT’s (since 2020 known as BMK - Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology) "Action Programme for the Danube 2022" ensured the balanced development and versatility of the Danube. The objectives of shipping, ecology and flood protection were combined for the first time. A total of 23 measures was bundled together into new initiatives, making it possible for new developments to take place in the Danube region within the jurisdiction of  BMVIT’s respectively BMK's areas of responsibilities. The wide range of proposed measures reflected the multifunctional character and requirements of the Danube.  

The objectives and anticipated effects were at the forefront of this programme. Progress was presented every two years in progress reports. Regular documentation should lead to critical thinking and the adaptation of plans to suit the current requirements of the programme.  

The catalogue of measures to be taken has been developed in close consultation with the relevant key players. Intensive cooperation concerning complex issues regarding the Danube is considered, by both BMVIT/BMK and viadonau, to be the key to successful implementation.