"A good start, now it's time to move up a gear"

The Danube Region Strategy Progress Report details significant achievements in tackling problems from missing transport links and lack of competitiveness, to pollution and crime.

Commissioner Hahn is calling on the Danube governments to follow up on their political commitments by making the Strategy a priority across all relevant policy areas, urging the 8 EU members involved, as well as Croatia, to incorporate the Strategy into their plans for the next generation of programmes under Regional Policy for 2014-20.

Download the full report on the Inforegio website.
The Romanian EUSDR Newsletter no 5 / 2013 is now available for download in both Romanian and English here.
To download presentations from the last meeting of the MEP Danube Forum on 27 February 2013 about the Danube Cycling Route click here.

Priority Area specific posters developed for the First Annual EUSDR Forum in Regensburg are now available in high resolution for printing here
The final version of the  summary of discussions held during the 3rd meeting of EUSDR National Contact Points and Priority Area Coordinators on 30-31 January 2013 in Brussels is now available for download here.

For photos from the event, please visit the photo gallery.

In this fourth issue, you can read about Romania’s participation in most recent events. Also, read about public debates on social innovation and infrastructural projects, organised with the representatives of the civil society from the Danube countries, in Galati, Romania, and Brussels, Belgium.

Download the newsletter HERE.

The Danube Region Strategy's Winter 2012-2013 Newsletter is now available for download.

Highlighted in this issue:

  • The First Annual Forum of the EUSDR, which took place in Regensburg, Germany, on 27-28 November
  • An example of integrative approach in the Danube Region: the Danube flagship sturgeons
  • An interview with the coordinators of Priority Area 1a - Mobility - Waterways
  • Zoom in on a cooperation project: Empowering Young People
Last week in Regensburg the First Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region took place. A diverse group of Danube Region stakeholders were in attendance, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel showed the extent of high level political engagement in the Strategy by making the keynote speech. Merkel highlighted that regional cooperation across national borders is necessary to achieve a highly competitive Europe and Danube Region.

The First Annual Forum of the EUSDR was live-streamed online and the videos are now available here. An article about the Forum from newspaper Süddeutsch is available here (German language only).
Chancellor Angela Merkel addressed the audience of the EUSDR Annual Forum today in Regensburg. Chancellor Merkel encouraged the Danube stakeholders to make use of the chance we have in Europe: to live in a democracy. Check out the photo gallery for more images from the first EUSDR Annual Forum.
if you can´t make it to Regensburg, you may still follow the debates on web livestream: click here to watch the conference (starting Tuesday at 2PM CET)

You´d like to contribute to the debate? Connect yourself to Twitter and use the hashtag #eusdr, share your thoughts and read about the conference progress in real time.
The European Commission has produced a reflection paper which is intended to facilitate the discussions at the EUSDR Annual Forum. It provides an initial working level assessment on implementation, and raises questions for further reflection.To download the paper off of the INFOREGIO website, please click here.
The steering group of PA3 will meet on 22.11.2012 in Bucharest.
Further information on the website of Priority Area 3.