The second meeting of the EUSDR Task Force (EMB–DR) and EUSDR National Coordinators for embedding (linking the priorities of the Danube Strategy with financial instruments in the future programming period) took place in Brussels on February 20th, 2020.
A meeting of the Coordinators of the priority areas of the European Union Strategy for the Danube Region was held in Zagreb on 11 and 12 February 2020 to discuss the current state of play of the Strategy and the processes taking place in the Priority Areas.
The EU Strategy for the Danube Region Croatian Presidency Programme for 2020
Macro-regional strategies represent a political framework that allows countries in the same region to make better use of joint development potential. Through territorial cooperation at the macro-regional level, the participating countries coordinate and achieve their national interests, producing a greater and faster effect in comparison to acting independently in areas of regional significance. An EU non-member state's equal participation in macro-regional cooperation significantly contributes to the processes of European integration and sharing of useful knowledge and experience.
The European Union Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) provides numerous opportunities for economic, social and cultural cooperation among countries along the Danube, a river with the most prominent international character in the world, a significant international hydro-biological pool, and a homogenous ecological corridor. Achieving the common goals of the Strategy’s participating countries, finding sustainable solutions, and continually raising quality at all levels of management are added values with which the EUSDR (Danube Strategy) contributes to the development of a prosperous Danube region.
In the post-2020 period, macro-regional strategies, including the EU Strategy for the Danube Region, will largely depend on the way in which European Union policies are implemented. In this extremely demanding process, it is important to raise the awareness of political and other relevant actors of the importance and potential of macro-regional cooperation and its added value for efficient and secure investments in the region. The Croatian Programme for the Presidency of the EU for the Danube Region prioritizes areas crucial to the sustainability of macro-regional cooperation and its importance for further development of the Danube Region.
Joint Meeting of Task Force Danube Transnational Programme 2021. - 2027. and EUSDR National Coordinators
Ministerial Meeting Biodiversity in Danube Region
Training for EUSDR Priority Area Cordinators in identifying Synrgies and Stakeholder Involvment
18th European Week of Regions and Cities
EUSDR Annual Forum/Meeting of Ministries responsible for Cohesion/Regional Development