European Dredging Association
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About EuDA

About EuDA

Celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2013, the European Dredging Association ("EuDA") was founded in 1993 as a non-profit industry organisation for European dredging companies and related organisations to interface with the various European Union's ("EU") Institutions and also some International Organizations (such as IMO, HELCOM or ILO). EuDA members employ approximately 25,000 European employees directly "on land and on board of the vessels" and more than 48,300 people indirectly (through the suppliers and services companies). The combined fleet of EuDA's members counts approximately 750 seaworthy EU-flagged vessels.
The Association serves its members in all kinds of requests related to dredging issues, presently strongly emphasising Social and Environmental affairs. These issues are coordinated by the Secretariat and executed by its specialised working groups composed of experts from the member companies. The Association will pursue its goals by endorsing policies to create fair and equitable conditions for competition; commits to respecting applicable national, European and international rules and regulations; commits to operating its fleet safely, effectively and responsibly.

EuDA's Mission Statement

EuDA is the official interface between the European dredging industry and the European Institutions.
EuDA represents the interests of the European dredging industry, primarily at the European institutions.
The Association will pursue its goals by
  • endorsing policies to create fair and equitable conditions for competition;
  • committing to respecting applicable National, European and International rules and regulations;
  • committing to operating its fleet safely, effectively and responsibly.
EuDA serves its members in all kind of requests related to dredging issues which are coordinated by the Secretariat and executed by its specialised working groups, composed of experts from the member companies. Presently EuDA is strongly focusing Social and Environmental issues.

EuDA's objectives

EuDA's objectives are
  • to promote and represent the interests of the European dredging industry mainly towards the European Institutions;
  • to identify any issues of interest to the dredging industry; to analyse them and to search and promote solutions;
  • to promote policies aiming to achieve fair competition and global level playing field;
  • to promote policies aiming to achieve unhindered access to markets worldwide.