Discussion paper by Tobias Chilla & Franziska Sielker, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

This year marks the 5th anniversary of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) endorsed in 2011 by the European Council. The cooperation’s main goals are to better connect the region, protect the environment, build prosperity and strengthen institutional capacity and security. After five years of implementation, it is time to take stock of the current achievements and question the role the EUSDR for the Danube region. This process is closely related to the question which role macro-regional strategies can take over in the wider EU framework and how they can be better linked to Cohesion Policies and other territorial cooperation formats.

The paper was discussed in detail by EUSDR stakeholders at a participatory workshop in Brussels on 13 October 2016.

Read the consolidated version here: MEASURING THE ADDED-VALUE OF THE EUSDR - Chilla & Sielker - Discussion paper


EUSDR 5yrs anniversary