The 8th Annual Forum will cover topics of particular importance for the Danube region: connectivity and regional mobility, fostering clusters development, including digitalization, people to people links 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 ESI Funds for the region. An 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 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 will be based on a transparent, gender-balance and on an inclusive process of cooperation with relevant Stakeholders.
Selection of participants will be based on a competitive, gender, national, rural-urban balance and relevance-based applications submitted through a public online registration platform opereted by the Romanian Presidency of the EU Council.
Registration for the Forum will be open untill 18th of June 2019.
For more information, check http://suerd.gov.ro/en/about/