On 28 March 2023, the European Commission launched a call for expression of interest for Regional Innovation Valleys (RIVs), to strengthen and advance European innovation ecosystems, connecting all EU territories, to address Europe’s burning societal challenges, and to foster stronger cohesion. Under the New European Innovation Agenda, the RIVs aim to harness the potential of deep-tech innovation across […]
The Danubius Award was created back in 2011 by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Research and the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe – with the intention to honour persons with extraordinary achievements in their scientific activity in relation to the Danube Region. To complement this award with a specific […]
The EU Macro-Regional Strategies Week (EUMRSWeek) is the biggest annual event dedicated to the four EU macro-regional strategies (MRS): • EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR); • EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR); • EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR); • EU Strategy for the Alpine Region (EUSALP). The event is organised by the European […]
How to boost talent?
The majority of the EU population lives in an urban environment. EU Member States are facing a sharp decline of their working age population. This population has decreased by 3.5 million people between 2015 and 2020 and is expected to shed an additional 35 million people by 2050. 82 regions in 16 Member States (accounting […]
Cohesion and foreign policy
There is a need to introduce foreign policy into the EU’s Cohesion Policy framework, in order to “correct imbalances between countries and regions” (as the Cohesion Policy puts is). This is what the Danubiana Network recommends in its working paper called ‘EU foreign policy embedded in a successful cohesion policy’. The document, published in the frame […]
European Day of Languages 2022
Every year, on 26 September we are celebrating the European day of Languages (EDL). All over the EU, throughout September and October, we are organising numerous events to showcase the linguistic richness of Europe as well as to honour and to promote multilingualism and language learning. Check out the list of events to see what […]
What do we cook in sorrow?
INVITATION What future do we see for Europe? What are the perspectives of young people in the European Year of Youth 2022 and beyond? What do we cook in sorrow? These are some of the questions addressed by our guests of the online information session titled „Cook in Sorrow” (11INFO22498)organised within the European Week of Regions […]
On 14 September, President Ursula von der Leyen will deliver her 2022 State of the Union address. The State of the Union address is delivered to the European Parliament every year in September by the President of the European Commission. The address takes a look at the achievements of the past year and presents the priorities for the […]
Youth4Regions is the European Commission programme helping journalism students and young journalists to discover what the EU is doing in their region. What do they offer? Trainings on journalism and EU regional policy The chance to receive mentorship from established journalists from your country Working side by side with renowned journalists during the EU Regions’ Week […]
The Shadow Report is here!
The first ever Shadow Report, a reflection paper of civil society on EU macro-regional strategies has been published on 9 March 2022. Can an EU document be inspiring? How can citizens have a say in shaping and implementing EU policies? These were some of the initial questions when European House Budapest , the coordinator of Danubiana […]