Commissioner Johannes Hahn launched his tour of the Danube region today along with Austrian Foreign Minister, Michael Spindelegger, at the Donau Marina in Vienna. Commissioner Hahn held a press conference to inform the media about his tour which will include seven countries – Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria – and will involve meeting with high-level politicians and stakeholders. After the press conference he met with the steering group of Priority Area 7 ‘Knowledge Society’. The Commissioner has a busy schedule in Vienna which includes meeting with the Austrian Federal Minister of Education, the Mayor of Vienna, the National Contact Points of the EUSDR, visiting the Vienna Central Station construction site, meeting with the Federal Minister of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection and visiting the Integrated River Engineering Project and the Donau-Auen National Park. Tomorrow he heads to Bratislava for an equally packed day of events.

For photos of Commissioner Hahn’s kick-off event of the Danube region tour, check out our photo gallery!

For more information about Commissioner Hahn's tour of the Danube Region, visit his website.