Priority Areas

The Danube Region Strategy addresses a wide range of issues; these are divided among 4 pillars and 12 priority areas (see image). Each priority area is managed by two Priority Area Coordinators (PACs). To find out more about the role of PACs, please see Governance. Read here the Annual Progress Reports for each Priority Area.




PA1A logo small   PA 1A | Mobility | Waterways

Priority Area 1A "To improve mobility and intermodality of inland waterways" is coordinated by Austria and Romania.

PA1B logo small PA 1B | Mobility | Rail-Road-Air

Priority Area 1B "To improve mobility and intermodality - rail, road and air" is coordinated by Slovenia and Serbia.

PA2 logo small   PA 02 | Energy

Priority Area 2 "To encourage more sustainable energy" is coordinated by Hungary and the Czech Republic.

PA3 logo small PA 03 | Culture & Tourism

Priority Area 03 "To promote culture and tourism, people to people contacts" is coordinated by Bulgaria and Romania.

PA4 logo small   PA 04 | Water Quality

Priority Area 4 of the EUSDR "To restore and maintain the quality of waters" is coordinated by Hungary and Slovakia.

PA5 logo small   PA 05 | Environmental Risks

Priority Area 05 of the EUSDR "To manage environmental risks" is coordinated by Hungary and Romania.

PA6 logo small   PA 06 | Biodiversity, landscapes, quality of air and soils

Priority Area 06 "To preserve biodiversity, landscapes and the quality of air and soils" is coordinated by the Land Bavaria (Germany) and Croatia.

PA7 logo small PA 07 | Knowledge Society

Priority Area 07 "To develop the Knowledge Society (research, education and ICT)" is coordinated by Slovakia and Serbia.


PA8 logo small PA 08 | Competitiveness

Priority Area 08 "To support the competitiveness of enterprises" is coordinated by the Land Baden-Württemberg (Germany) and Croatia.


PA9 logo small   PA 09 | People & Skills

Priority Area 09 of the EUSDR "To invest in people and skills" is coordinated by Austria and Moldova.

PA10 logo small   PA 10 | Institutional capacity and cooperation

Priority Area 10 "To step up institutional capacity and cooperation" is coordinated by the City of Vienna (Austria) and Slovenia.


PA11 logo small   PA 11 | Security

Priority Area 11 of the EUSDR "To work together to tackle security and organised crime" is coordinated by Germany and Bulgaria.