Via Carpatia is a historical route connecting the Baltic Sea and the Aegean Sea. It is the shortest route from the north to the south.
The development of the Via Carpatia might have a great effect on the economic development, the development of SMEs, research and science, technological and logistics parks.
The route called “Via Carpatia” will run from Lithuanian seaport Klaipeda via Kaunas, Polish cities Bialystok, Lublin and Rzeszow, via Slovak cities Prešov and Košice, Hungarian towns Miskolc and Debrecen, across Romania via Oradea, Lugoj, Calafat and Constanta, via Bulgarian metropolis of Sofia and Svilengrad up to the Greek Thessaloniki.
June 2006 – The idea of Transit Route Via Carpatia was born by Poland
October 2006 – Conference “One Route – Four Countries” . Ministers of Poland, Lithuania, Hungary and Slovakia discussed the topic on the north-south transit route – Via Carpatia. The signature of the Declaration of Lancut was the result of the Conference. National governments have committed to include the Via Carpatia route among priorities of the national transport policy.
October 2010 – International Conference. Ministers of Transport from 7 countries signed together “The Via Carpatia Declaration”
November 2012 – Receipt of the call “Transport Route Via Carpatia – opportunity to boost the competitiveness of the EU eastern regions” aimed at supporting the construction of Transit Route Via Carpatia and its integration into the TEN-T network