08.10.2015
von Global Business Magazine

EU: A strategy for the Danube Region

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The Danube Region

The Danube Region by Dennis Jarvis

The European Commission’s Strategy for the Danube Region initiative is an executive of the European Union created in 2010 and its goal is to promote sustainable growth and prosperity in countries along the Danube.

The initiative focuses on four pillars, which are the areas of transportation, environment, prosperity and security, while 14 countries are till now participating in it. Meanwhile EUSDR has eleven priority areas, which are culture and tourism, sustainable energy, mobility and multimodality, environmental risks, biodiversity landscapes, water quality, security, institutional capacity and cooperation, competitiveness, people and skills and knowledge society.

In particular members are the federal States of Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia, while accession countries are Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro. Neighborhood countries included in the foundation are Moldova and Ukraine.

So far projects implemented include support from the European Commission for innovation, technology transfer and cluster activities as well as the promotion of vocational education based on the German duel system. The vocational education is hoped to secure employment and competitiveness in the long term.

The role of “Supporting the Competitiveness of Enterprises” throughout the Danube region has been assigned to Baden-Württemberg and Croatia.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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