EU Strategy for the Danube Region

Sources of Funding

General information on EU funding:

The funding of the European Union Strategy for the Danube Region should come from national/ regional funds, and EU funds, including EU Structural Funds for the period 2007-2013, granted to EU Member States, candidate countries and potential candidates:

  1. European Regional Development Fund (ERDF),
  2. Cohesion Fund (CF) and
  3. Instrument for Pre-Accession (IPA).
  4. European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI).

For the period 2007-2013, the available resources of structural funds for the Danube Region are around EUR 100 billion.

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International Financial Institutions:

EUSDR could also be financed through loans from inter alia:

Private Sector

The involvement of the private sector will be especially welcome.
Accessing and combining funding, especially from public and private sources l will be crucial in achieving positive results.

Public-private Partnership (PPP)

Public-private Partnership (PPP) can be an important means for the delivery of long-term infrastructure assets and related services in the Danube Region. The Public–Private Community Partnership might be a useful model, where both the national and regional government and private players work together, with the focus shifted towards achieving targets as well as creating profit.

Financial instruments:

Future plans 

The intention is also to bring together all the Institutions which could finance projects submitted by the Priority Area Coordinators. It would involve in particular the Structural Fund Programmes, the IPA Coordinators, representatives of the ENPI programmes, the National Funding sources and the main International Financial Institutions.