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8th Annual Forum for the EU Strategy for the Danube Region

As a key event of the 2019 EUSDR Presidency, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania, the European Commission and the Danube Transnational Programme are jointly organizing the 8th Annual Forum on the 27th –28th of June 2019 in Bucharest under the motto: “Building cohesion for a shared prosperity in the Danube Region”.

  • Event date: June 27-28, 2019
  • Posted on: 04.03.2019
  • Bucharest,
  • Romania

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The event is organized with the technical support of the Danube Strategy Point. The 2019 EUSDR Annual Forum agenda will focus on competitiveness, connectivity and regional mobility, as well as on links between Macro-regional Strategies and Cohesion and also on the possibilities of creating synergies that can result in a better embedment of EUSDR into future EU programs and policies. For updated agenda, side-events and registration please check the www.suerd.gov.ro/enwebsite.

The Forum will cover topics of particular importance for the Danube region: connectivity and regional mobility, economy, ICT, environment, tourism, links between Macro-regional strategies, EU mainstream operational programs and the new Cohesion Policy.

The Forum will be preceded by a Ministerial meeting that will take place in the morning of the 27th of June, where Ministers responsible for Economic Affairs of the participating countries will share views and provide strategic guidance for enhancing competitiveness and economic convergence in the Danube region. Other important side events such as: workshops on the capitalization of DTP projects, Danube Participation Days and other side-events.  A Public Consultations on the new EUSDR Action Plan, organized by the Danube Startegy Point in cooperation with RO Presidency of EUSDR and DG Regio, will take place in the margins of the Danube Participation days and the main findings will be discussed within the Forum.

The second day of the Forum will be dedicated to post-2020 EU policy design, with a focus on the role of DTP and EU mainstream operational programs for the region. An emphasis will be placed on the possibilities of creating better synergies between macro-regional strategies and EU programs and policies in the framework of the new Cohesion Policy. Discussions over new opportunities for enhancing funding for macro-regional strategies will also feature in the program prominently.

The Romanian Ministry for Business Environment, Commerce and Entrepreneurship will also organize, all throughout the duration of this event, an exhibition dedicated to best practices & success stories of transnational cooperation in the Danube Region.

Business to Business (B2B) sessions that will be done in partnership with the Enterprise Europe Network and DG GROW. These events aim at bringing businesses, chambers of commerce, research institutes, and other organisations in the region together with a view to assessing new business opportunities and forming relevant partnerships, whenever possible. Registration for the Forum will open in early April. For more information, check our website: http://suerd.gov.ro/en. You can also follow the  RO EUSDR Presidency and the 8th EUSDR Annual Forum on Twitter www.danube-region.eu webpage and our Twitter accounts.

The 8th EUSDR Annual Forum will continue the tradition of bringing a balanced number of high level officials and independent civil society experts from both the EU and non-EU countries sharing their expertise on current developments that could impact the Danube region.


Register and keep posted on the agenda here!


S&T field/scope: General | Affilation and Pillar: EUSDR Priority Areas, Key stakeholders, Research and innovation community, Policy Dialogue, Energy and Bio Economy | Geographical focus: Danube Region

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