As a key event of the 2019 EUSDR Presidency, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania is jointly organizing together with the European Commission and the Danube Transnational Program (DTP), between the 27th and the 28th of June 2019 in Bucharest (Palace of Parliament), the 8th Annual Forum of EUSDR. The event will stand under the motto: “Building cohesion for a shared prosperity in the Danube Region”.
The 8th Annual Forum will cover topics of particular importance for the Danube region such as: connectivity and regional mobility, the fostering of clusters’ development, research and innovation, digitalization, People to People contacts and tourism. The second day of the Forum will be dedicated to post-2020 EU policy design, with a focus on the role of Interreg DTP and of the ESI Funds for the region. Emphasis will be placed on the possibilities of creating better synergies between macro-regional strategies and EU programs and policies in the framework of the new Cohesion Policy. Discussions over new opportunities for enhancing funding for macro-regional strategies will also feature in the program prominently.
- The Public Hearings Workshop and the dedicated session about the revision of the EUSDR Action Plan will allow stakeholders to take stock of the ongoing progress of the Revision Process and at the same time to become involved more in shaping the Strategy’s future by sharing concrete proposals for the final stage of EUSDR’s Action Plan Revision. To this purpose, public consultations will be organized by the Danube Strategy Point with the support of the Romanian EUSDR Presidency.
- The Forum will be preceded by a Ministerial meeting that will take place in the morning of the 27th of June, allowing the Ministers in charge of Economic Affairs from the EUSDR participating countries to share views and provide strategic guidance for enhancing competitiveness and economic convergence in the Danube region.
- The Ministry for Business Environment, Commerce and Entrepreneurship of Romania will organize, throughout the duration of this event, an exhibition dedicated to promoting the best practices & success stories of transnational cooperation in the Danube Region.
- Business to Business (B2B) sessions will be organized for the first time within an Annual EUSDR Forum by the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) and its regional partners, represented by the Romanian Association for Electronic and Software Industry (member of the EEN), also with the support of the Romanian Ministry for Business Environment, Trade and Entrepreneurship and the European Commission/ DG GROW.
The 8th EUSDR Annual Forum will continue the tradition of bringing together a balanced number of high level officials and independent civil society experts from both the EU and non-EU countries sharing their expertise on current developments that could impact the Danube region.
Selection of speakers and facilitators has aimed towards the achieving of a gender/national/rural-urban balance and has been based on transparent, competitive, relevance-based criteria as well as on an inclusive process of cooperation with all the relevant Stakeholders.
We encourage large participation and aim towards achieving a gender, national, rural-urban balance among participants.
In order to be able to enter the venue, participants will have to get an official accreditation after registering on a public online registration platform operated by the Romanian Presidency of the EU Council.