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Paving the way for joint actions in the Danube Region: 2nd Stakeholders Workshop of Danube-INCO.NET

The 2nd Stakeholders Workshop of Danube-INCO.NET will be held in the frame of the 4th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region taking place this year in Ulm, Germany, on 30th October between 11.30 - 13.00. The workshop, that is organised under the thematic field of "Building Prosperity", will put great emphasis on assembling research and innovation policy stakeholders of the region.

  • Event date: October 30, 2015
  • Posted on: 11.09.2015
  • Ulm,
  • Germany

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Under the title “Paving the way for joint actions in the Danube Region: Sharing good practices and identifying synergies in research and innovation support” this 2nd Stakeholders Workshop of the Danube-INCO.NET project aims at providing an opportunity to learn about their activities, facilitating discussion on the harmonization of their activities or possible joint actions. 

Special support is also supposed to be put on reinforcing policy dialogue among these stakeholders, facilitating the harmonization of their priorities, preparing a basis for joint actions, their involvement in the implementation of the EUSDR, as well as facilitating dialogue within the triple helix. Circa 30-40 representatives of regional and international organizations, national ministries, etc. from the Danube region or beyond are expected to attend the event.  The final list of speakers will be available soon.

Under the framework of the Danube-INCO.NET the report on Mapping of relevant stakeholders describing activities, positions, and good practices including recommendations for synergies was finished in April 2015. It examined 40 stakeholders including initiatives and programmes. Special attention was devoted to the outcomes of their recent activities, good practices to be transferred to other programmes or initiatives, and their future priorities in order to define synergies and formulate policy recommendations. Detailed proposals were formulated relating to 
-    Reinforced policy dialogue among regional stakeholders to exploit synergies and achieve mutual goals; 
-    Enhanced involvement of stakeholders in the implementation of EUSDR; 
-    Extending joint programmes to connect and exploit their potentials of the Region; 
-    Practical support to the RI community; 
-    Strengthened dialogue among the academia – industry – government.

Background information

The 4th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region takes place in Ulm, on 29th and 30th of October 2015 under the title of “Smart, social, sustainable - Innovation for the Danube Region”. The forum strongly emphasises innovation, professional training and dual education, entrepreneurship and civil society. In this year, the focus will be put on best practices and also on more complex questions of project development and funding. Several thematic sessions will be held to provide the opportunity for the participants to take a closer look at the complex mechanisms that should be put together on a political, project and funding level in order to profit largely of the potential of a macro-regional strategy. Find more information about the 4th EUSDR Forum below.

S&T field/scope: General | Affilation and Pillar: Danube-INCO.NET, EUSDR Priority Areas, Key stakeholders, Research and innovation community, Policy Dialogue | Geographical focus: Danube Region

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