Europe and its regions are facing challenges that go beyond borders. Only together can we take care of the people living in Europe and protect the nature that we depend on so much. We need to create sustainable jobs and open up opportunities – in a fair way, throughout Europe.
Adopted in 2010, the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) is the second established macro-region strategy (MRS), after the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR). Stretching from the Black Forest (Germany) to the Black Sea (Romania-Ukraine-Moldova) and home to 115 million inhabitants, EUSDR covers 14 countries: 9 EU Member States (Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Rep., Germany, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, 3 Accession Countries (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia) and 2 Neighbouring Countries (Moldova and Ukraine).
Four major thematic pillars – connecting the region, protecting the environment, building prosperity, and strengthening the region – are shaped into 12 priority areas, with specific thematic targets and actions, established to deal with the most challenging questions the region is facing.
EUSDR provides tools for cooperation by offering an agile and strategic framework: platforms for exchanges, networking, coordination of policies and joint actions far beyond physical and psychological borders. This framework brings added-value to the cooperation aspect of cohesion policy and provides an opportunity for multi-sectoral, multi-country and multi-level governance, with a strong emphasis on non-EU countries taking part on an equal footing with the EU Member States.
To understand how macro-regional cooperation works and how young generations are supported by EUSDR, EUSDR (Danube Strategy Point, DSP) and the consortium Supercomputers and Intellectual Property Rights for successful Technology Transfer are teaming up to present both the practical how and the policy why of presenting concrete projects, strategic actions and hands-on experience. We will show you how cohesion and cooperation go hand in hand and we will demonstrate, with concrete results, how the actions of a macro-regional strategy are reflected in projects, with the aim of supporting business growth and ensuring prosperity in the Danube Region.
You will find out how young people and academia enable SMEs to gain a competitive advantage by applying High-performance-computing (HPC), an emerging general-purpose technology, and using tools developed to improve framework conditions for technology transfer in their innovation-led research & development activities, and many other things about youth in CEE.
Danube Strategy Point - Minitry of Public Works Development and Administration, Danube Strategy Point- City of Vienna