Communication from the Commission: European Union Strategy for Danube Region & Action Plan

The Danube Region Strategy follows the welcome for the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, now being implemented.

The Danube request, based on the Baltic experience, underlines an integrated approach to sustainable development. Synergies and trade-offs must be identified, e.g. developing cuttingedge green technology, working towards better alignment of policies and funding to improve impact on the ground, and overcoming fragmentation. The Commission, operating across many policy domains, can facilitate such an approach, as outlined in: (1) this Communication to the other EU Institutions, and (2) an accompanying Action Plan.

The Commission strongly believes that setting targets is essential, to focus and prioritise efforts. These should be further developed with stakeholders, immediately following adoption of this Communication and finalised before the European Council in June 2011. Targets will apply to Member States; non Member States will be encouraged to strive towards them in the light of their specific circumstances. The targets will be monitored closely in the context of Commission reporting.

Document type
  • Policy/Strategy


Publication Year



European Commission

Geographical focus
  • Croatia
  • European Union (EU 27)
  • International; Other
  • Montenegro
  • Serbia
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • General

Entry created by Katarina Rohsmann on April 18, 2011
Modified on July 30, 2012