News archive - Kick-off of the 9th Danube Macroregional Strategy Annual Forum

Today, the 9th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR), hosted by the current Croatian Presidency of the EUSDR, will take place fully online.

This year's focus will be on the harmonious and sustainable development of the Danube Region, with special attention to the current coronavirus pandemic and the Green Deal. Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms, Elisa Ferreira, said: “I am very happy that the chosen topic of this year's Forum is linked to the EU's initiative of the Green Deal, which the Commission launched at the end of 2019. Moreover, the online meeting among Danube regional stakeholders comes at the right moment so to best coordinate on how to spend the next EU budget and the extraordinary coronavirus related measures.” The Danube Strategy was formally created in April 2011 to increase coordination among decision-makers of the Danube area where 115 million inhabitants live. The EUSDR involves 14 countries, and it is the largest and most diverse macro-regional strategy: nine EU Member States (Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, parts of Germany, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia), three accession countries (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia) and two neighbouring countries (Moldova, parts of Ukraine). More details in the Annual Forum 2020 programme

More information available at

Geographical focus
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Danube Region
  • Montenegro
  • Serbia
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary

Entry created by Admin on October 22, 2020
Modified on October 22, 2020