EU Strategy for the Danube Region
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- Report from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions concerning the European Union Strategy for the Danube Region - COM(2013) 181 final - 08/04/2013
National Factsheets (April 2013)
EU Strategy for the Danube Region - Two Years flowing
- Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - European Union Strategy for the Danube Region - COM(2010) 715 - 08/12/2010 -
- Action Plan SEC(2010) 1489
- Presidency Conclusions – Brussels, 18/19 June 2009 :
After months of discussions and negotiations, the European Council has formally asked the European Commission to prepare a Danube Strategy. Here is the wording from the Council Conclusions of 19 June 2009 (art. 34) :
"Sustainable development should also be pursued through an integrated approach to the specific challenges facing particular regions. The European Council accordingly calls for work to be taken forward rapidly on the Commission's communication on the Baltic Sea region with a view to adopting a Strategy on the Baltic Sea Region at its meeting in October 2009. It also invites the Commission to present an EU strategy for the Danube region before the end of 2010."
- Declaration of the Danube Summit on 25th February 2010 in Budapest
This document contains the official declaration made by the representatives of the Governments of Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia in conclusion to the Summit held in the Parliament Building in Budapest.
The Danube Summit participants have welcomed the decision of the European Council of 17-18 June 2009 to invite the Commission to prepare an EU Strategy on the Danube region before the end of 2010.
- Open Consultation launched 02 / 02 / 2010
Brochure and Publication
- Panorama 37 (Spring 2011) : the EU Strategy for the danube region a united response to common challenges
- The EU Strategy for the Danube Region - Cooperating for sustainable growth and security
- The European Union Strategy for the Danube Region
- Territorial Cooperation - Danube Region Strategy
- Building the future of the Danube Region
These videos present projects realized in key sectors (transport, environment...) as well as interviews of projects leaders in the Danube Region with the support of the ERDF
Flowing 3 000 km, the Danube forms the most international river basin in the world. Some 115 million people live in this region, where the economic and social potential is enormous. To face their common challenges, 14 countries together with the European Commission have developed a Strategy for the Danube Region. The priorities at the heart of the Strategy are transport, energy, the environment, safety and socio-economic development. This video highlights some of the projects cofinanced by the EU in the region.
Danube Parks + Portrait
The banks of the Danube are home to almost 7000 different species. But this ecosystem, unique in Europe, is threatened by heavy river traffic. To reverse this trend, a network of protected areas along the Danube has been created. The network, called DanubeParks, is composed of 12 members from 8 different countries. Experts launch projects to restore certain parts of the river, to manage floodplain forests and to preserve habitats. The DanubeParks network is supported by the European Commission through the ERDF.
Danube Bridge 2 + Portrait
Between Romania and Bulgaria has been only one bridge over 400km of Danube. Currently, a second bridge is being built, with two lanes in each direction for road traffic as well as a central railway line. The new bridge between Vidin and Calafat, funded by the European commission, will improve tourism and the economical connections between these two regions.
Danube Limes + Portrait
Austria, Hungary and Slovakia are working together with German and Polish experts to have their sections of the “limes”, classified as UNESCO World Heritage sites. In the 2nd century BC, the Danube formed indeed an important section of the borders of the Roman Empire – called “limes” by archaeologists. The project called “Danube Limes” is supported by the European Commission through the European Regional Development Fund.
Clips of EUSDR conferences organised in 2010 by Danube Countries with the support of the European Commission and interviews of numerous stakeholders
Watch the conference clips of all preparatory conferences to the EU Strategy for the Danube Region and over 70 interviews of key stakeholders!