6. April 2020 marks the date of coming into force the new, revised EUSDR Action Plan. After more than a year of work to reach this objective, it was finally reached. The new Action plan was updated to properly tackle the future challenges, providing streamlined actions and orientations to use relevant funding instruments in the region.
The revised plan strategically links the Danube macro-regional actions to the priorities of the next financial framework, such as the Green Deal, sustainable development, digitalisation, migration and demographic change. It also presents the Danube Strategy’s new measures to support small and medium-sized enterprises, and addresses actions for the tourism sector.
Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms, Elisa Ferreira commented: “Cooperation is at the essence of Cohesion Policy, which is at the heart of the European project. More than ever today, we need to reinforce the cooperative approach when solving issues that know no borders, such as the coronavirus pandemic. The revised Action Plan of the Danube macro-regional strategy, which celebrates 10 years in 2020, comes into force at a perfect time for the countries involved to cooperate in tackling the economic consequences of this crisis.”