The DANUBIANA NETWORK is the cooperation of civil society organisations along the Danube River established as a result of the “Building Bridges of Democracy” project, an international initiative in 2011 which contributed to the elaboration of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) and produced a civil Danube strategy with concrete proposals for action.
After the initial phase the DANUBIANA NETWORK today has 25 civil society members from all the 14 Danube countries and actively participates in the implementation phase of the EUSDR with the support of the European Commission.
The DANUBIANA NETWORK seeks to enhance intra- and cross sectoral cooperation among the stakeholders of the EUSDR on a partnership basis, find synergies with other macro-regional strategies of the European Union including the Baltic Sea and the Adriatic-Ionian strategies. The Network has an open and inclusive character with a bottom-up approach.
To increase the visibility and public understanding of the EUSDR the DANUBIANA NETWORK organises a wide variety of programmes including the monitoring of implementation of the EUSDR on national level, a volunteer exchange programme, the holding of Danube classes in schools and a research programme on Danube identity. In addition the Danubiana Network regularly comments on and contributes to the elaboration of various EUSDR-related policy documents.
The work of the DANUBIANA NETWORK is coordinated by the European House, Budapest.
The DANUBIANA NETWORK is active in all the 14 countries of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region: Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine.