he Danubius Young Scientist Award will be granted to 14 young scientists -one in each country that is part of the EUSDR. The procedure for nominations is now open until Friday, 26th April 2019 at 23:59!

The Danubius Young Scientist Award will be granted to 14 young scientists - one in each country that is part of the EUSDR. The award seeks to encourage young scientists to engage in the scientific examination of problems and questions specifically related to the Danube and to stimulate the scientific community in the Danube region. The award will be endowed with 1.200,- Euros for each winner of the Danubius Young Scientist Award. Moreover, thanks to the ongoing kind support by the JRC, the awardees will be invited by the European Commission´s Joint Research Centre to visit the JRC in Ispra, Italy in 2020.

The candidate has to be nominated by his/her hosting scientific organisation (university, academy of sciences, etc.) meaning that the candidate himself / herself cannot apply for the award.

An international expert jury will be established (including members of the Danube Rectors ́ Conference) that will be responsible for assessing all incoming nominations and for drawing up a final ranking. The most highly ranked candidate from each of the countries of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region will be recommended for the award.

Nominations including all relevant documents have to be sent to: d [DOT] martinek [AT] idm [DOT] at 

For further details, please follow the link: https://bit.ly/2Niy5cV 

The Danube Strategy Point invites interested parties to submit proposals for conducting an operational evaluation of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region.

In order to respond to this call for an expression of interest, interested experts must demonstrate their experience, capacity and suggested approach to carrying out the operational evaluation in view of the specification presented in the terms of reference.

Interested experts are advised to read the document in detail before drafting and submitting their offer. The offers, including all relevant documents, must be submitted in English, no later than 4 March, 2019, 13.00 (CET).

For more information, please contact Jörg Mirtl (joerg [DOT] mirtl [AT] eusdr-dsp [DOT] eu)


The 4th industrial revolution and digitalisation opens new perspectives and provides various challenges for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in internationalisation. 

The joint event of the UpGradeSME project and the PA 8  -Competitiveness of the EUSDR aims at tackling classical and recent challenges and possibilities of internationalization processes. The event will give SMEs from Europe's core regions as well as from the Danube region the opportunity to exchange experiences on internationalisation strategies and address their challenges directly to the representatives from politics and administration present.

The event will be organized and implemented in frame of the INTERREG Europe project UpGradeSME and the Priority Area 8 of EUSDR.

You can find the detailed agenda and the registration link HERE.

PA11 of the EUSDR organizes a training session on 27 March 2019 in Tegernsee (Germany) with the invited participants of the national responsible authorities on the practical implementation of Measure M04, with support of the German Federal Ministry of Transport and the Danube Commission.

Measure M04 provide transnational training and know-how exchange for control bodies in order to ensure harmonized control mechanisms along the Danube with a special focus on regulations regarding the transport of dangerous goods - ADN. 

For further details, you may contact the National Contact Point of Bavarian Police - Combating crime on waterways at the Bavarian State Criminal Police Office, by email: blka [DOT] sg533 [DOT] vbst-zoll-wsp [AT] polizei [DOT] bayern [DOT] de 


A new call for proposal opened by AEBR until the 15 of March, addressing public authorities and cross-border structures in border regions in the EU and EFTA countries.

The aim is to identify further border obstacles of legal and administrative nature to allow for the development of innovative proposals to strengthen cross-border cooperation. b-solutions is a major project that AEBR is currently managing on behalf of DG REGIO.

b-solutions is a 2-year pilot initiative financed by the EU budget, managed by the Association of European Border Regions (AEBR) and promoted by the European Commission’s DG REGIO as one of the actions proposed in the referred Communication Boosting Growth and Cohesion in EU Border Regions.

You can know more in the website: https://www.b-solutionsproject.com/

If you are interested in finding more, you can also contact b-solutions' team writing them to b-solutions [AT] aebr [DOT] eu

The 3rd Call for Proposals is open! You can apply with your proposals until 8th of March 2019 at 14:00h! The third call for proposals is open to the Specific Objectives 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.2 and 4.1 and restricted to some topics for the other SOs according to this table.

Interested potential applicants are advised to carefully read all the documents included in the Applicants Pack here. Good luck!

For further details, access the link: http://www.interreg-danube.eu/calls/calls-for-proposals/third-call-for-proposals 

Routes4U is seeking professionals with a specific knowledge in the creation of a branding strategy and/or the implementation of a branding strategy for the Danube Region. He/she should be aware of the different phases of a branding strategy, e.g. the brand audit phase, the brand development phase and the brand implementation phase.

The objective of the branding strategy is to promote the identity of the Danube Region, in line with the objectives of EUSDR, using the Cultural Routes as the products of the branding strategy. The experts should have a thorough country-specific knowledge in at least one of the following countries: Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany (Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria), Hungary, Moldova, Montenegro, Ukraine (Odessa, Chernivtsi, Ivano-Frankivsk and Zakarpattia), Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Romania.

For further details, please follow the link: https://pjp-eu.coe.int/en/web/cultural-routes-and-regional-development/-/routes4u-call-for-experts-branding-strategy-for-the-danube-region

Thursday, 7 March, 2019 to Friday, 8 March, 2019
Brussels, Belgium

The concept of sustainable transport is very complex and has to do with many different aspects in society. Therefore, we need to have a broader look on how sustainable transport can or should be developed. The seminar aims at identifying processes and areas where Interreg can have its niche and make a difference.

This is a learning event for the participants. Interact and the Interreg network for sustainable transport will in close cooperation with DG MOVE, compile a one-day seminar that highlights what is done until now and what will be in the pipeline after 2020. It will not only focus on projects but on the steering policies and how to develop processes that leads to sustainable transport solutions. It is also aiming at seeing how different funding sources can work together.

For registration and agenda, please follow the link: http://www.interact-eu.net/#o=events/learning-about-sustainable-transport-to7-network-meeting 

The four calls for proposals are launched in the framework of the joint programme of the European Commission and Council of Europe “Routes4U”. Project proposals shall produce an added value to the Council of Europe and the European Commission’s efforts in the domain of Cultural Routes and macro-regional strategies. They shall help enhancing the common identity within the respective macro-regional strategies.

  • Implementation period: 15 March 2019 until 1 October 2019
  • Budget: 10 000 (ten thousand) euros per grant
  • Eligibility criteria: Be the legally constituted body in charge of a network certified “Cultural Route of the Council of Europe”
  • Deadline for application: 4 February 2019. 

The  application must be submitted to routes4u [AT] coe [DOT] int.

Further details shall be consulted here.

DTP organizes thematic events for the preparation of the 3rd call for proposals 

The four thematic seminars will take place in Bucharest (4th December 2018), Prague (14th December 2018), Stuttgard (19th December 2018) and Bratislava (15th January 2019). 

These transnational events are a great opportunity to network, find potential partners and meet the DTP JS staff, National Contact Points and experts on selected topics, get useful information on key elements of a successful application. The four thematic events will focus on the following topics:

  • Transport and ecological corridors,
  • Water management – flood prevention and environmental risk, Natural and cultural heritage, Energy
  • Innovation
  • Governance

For further details, please check the website: http://www.interreg-danube.eu/

The Transport Ministers of the countries of  the Danube region  gathered in Brussels, on December 3rd, 2018, upon invitation of EU Commissioner Violeta Bulc to reinforce their commitment to an effective navigation status of the Danube and its navigable tributaries.

The Danube Transport ministers of 10 countries (Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Romania, Slovakia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova, Serbia, Ukraine) adopted the “Conclusions on effective waterway infrastructure rehabilitation and maintenance on the Danube and its navigable tributaries”. The decision was taken to strengthen in 2019 and beyond the implementation of the Fairway Rehabilitation and Maintenance Master Plan developed by the EUSDR Priority Action 1A, in order to meet the targets fixed by the existing international legal framework.

More details here.

The objective of this study is to implement the EU strategy on Green Infrastructure within the area of the EUDSR and thus to support the objective of a Transnational Network of Green Infrastructures (TEN-G).

For further details the entire report of the study may be downloaded from: https://www.danube-nature.eu/files