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Don’t buy your ticket to Turku!

The 11th EUSBSR Annual Forum will be organised as a Virtual Event on 20 October 2020 Due to the Coronavirus outbreak and concerns regarding the situation later this year, the organisers decided to hold the Annual Forum virtually. It will take place online on 20 October 2020. The format ensures that the communication and discussion […]

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Culture and tourism along the Danube

After the Caribbean cruises, European river voyages are the most popular in the world. It is no coincidence that one of the priority areas of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) is culture and tourism. Earlier this year, two studies were published on behalf of Romania and Bulgaria coordinators of PA3. One is […]

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Revised EUSDR Action Plan

The revised EUSDR Action Plan is officially released on 6 April 2020. The first EUSDR action plan dates back to 2010 when the EUSDR was adopted. The largest part of the document is based on the contribution of participating countries through the National Coordinators and the twelve Priority Areas. Prior the adoption a number of […]

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Extraordinary call in extraordinary times

The Central European Initiative (CEI) has launched an Extraordinary Call for Proposals 2020 as a response to the unprecedented pandemic COVID-19. The Call for proposal addresses three areas of intervention: Healthcare and telemedicine (MED) Education and e-learning/distance learning (EDU) Support to Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) With a total budget of EUR 600.000, applicants from CEI Member States […]

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New dates for Turku

Given the implications of Coronavirus outbreak for all countries including restrictions on travel and safety of all participants, the organisers of the 11th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region decided to postpone the event. The new dates are 19-20 October 2020 in Turku, Finland. More info on the event: https://annualforum2020.eu/en

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Project concluding ideas

“Citizens of macro-regions for a stronger Europe” is a project building on the still unused potential of the macro-regions of Europe. The 10 project participating civil society organisations from AT, DE, DK, FR, HU, IT, PL, RO, RS and SK cover in balanced manner all the 4 macro-regions: the Baltic Sea, Danube, Adria-Ionian and Alpine […]

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Is there a Danube identity?

There are cross-natural cultural projects modelling broader Danubian identities in literature and arts, but the broader public opinion does not follow their scope and remains limited to a narrower region around the riverside. We need not only to understand but also to create permanencies – organisations, institutions, doctrines, programmes, formalized structures, and the like – […]

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10th Meeting of the D-LAP

The 10th Meeting of the Danube Local Actors Platform (D-LAP) in Vienna on 18/19 March 2020 IS CANCELLED due to evolving public health risks related to the Corona virus. An alternative date will be announced as soon as possible. AgendaDay 1 13.30-14.00 Arrival & Networking 14.00-14.30 Welcome 14.30-15.00 EUSDR Updates – Priorities of the Croatian […]

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Support to engage citizens and civil society

Both public authorities and civil society organisations will reap the benefits of more authentic citizens’ participation Elisa Ferreira, Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms The Partnership Principle is one of the key principles in EU Cohesion Policy. It encourages all EU member states to involve stakeholders at all stages of implementing Cohesion Policy funding. Against this […]

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New data on the Hungarian civil sector

The Central Statistical Office of Hungary published a statistical summary of non-profit organizations. The publication reveals that, according to the latest 2018 data, there are over 61,000 non-profit organizations registered in Hungary. In terms of form and areas of activity, there is nothing new: 20,000 are foundations, while 41,000 are nonprofit organisations. In terms of […]