4th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region

Workshop Details & Presentations

Conference Programme on Thematic Fields

 

Horizontal PA 01-11

  

29th October 2015

14.00 - 15.30

DANUBE TRANSNATIONAL PROGRAMME: A stream of cooperation

Type: Workshop

Content:

The workshop will present the Danube Transnational Programme, the expected projects in the 4 identified priority axes and the links and differences with the EUSDR. 2015 is the beginning of a complex Programme in a diverse area full of challenges but also potentialities. The DTP believes that many of these common challenges and needs can be better faced joining forces through transnational cooperation. Moreover, it supports the EUSDR as an essential instrument for the macro-regional integration.

 

Welcome and introduction to the workshop

Presentation of the Danube Transnational Programme (DTP) and its expected projects

  • Alessandra Pala, Head of DTP Joint Secretariat

Panel discussion: The Danube Transnational Programme and the EUSDR
Panellists:

  • Vicente Rodríguez-Sáez, Deputy Head of Unit - DG Regio, European Commission
  • Imre Csalagovits - Head of DTP Managing Authority
  • Wilfried Görmar - Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs & Spatial Development - Federal Office for Building & Regional Planning of Germany
  • Kristina Ašković - Head of Group for cross-border and transnational cooperation programs with EU member states - Government of the Republic of Serbia
  • Marija Vrdoljak Domljanović - Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of Croatia - National coordinator office in the EUSDR
  • Stefan Chudoba - EUSDR Priority Area 7 Coordinator (To develop the knowledge society - research, education and ICT)
  • Irena Lukač - EUSDR Priority Area 10 Coordinator (To step up institutional capacity and cooperation)


Questions and answers from the audience
Conclusions

Moderator:

  • Eloy Gomez Giron, Communication Officer of the Danube Transnational Programme Joint Secretariat

Presentation:

 

 

29th October 2015

16.00 - 17.30

Embedding the macro regional initiatives into European Structural and Investment Fund Programmes

Type: Workshop

Content:

According to the EU regulations, the 2014-20 ESIF programmes can support projects of macro-regional importance. Provided their selection criteria reflect the priorities of the macro-regional strategy, the programmes can contribute directly to the Strategy. This can happen for instance through projects joining up with or complementing actions in one or more countries in the macro-region addressing the same challenges or opportunities, preferably those actions or projects that the EUSDR governance structures have prioritised. Close coordination and interaction between the macro-regional actors and the managing authorities is crucial in this regard. As a result the managing authority will be able to evaluate the project's macro-regional importance based on the relevance of the project to the macro-regional objectives, actions and priorities, and the added-value of the project both for the macro-region and for the country/region, taking also into account any transnational partnership in place and the sharing of experience.

Chair:

  • Andrea Mairate, Head of Unit "Macro-regions and European Territorial Co-operation", DG Regional Policy

Concept

  • Nassos Sofos, Unit "Macro-regions and European Territorial Co-operation", DG Regional Policy
Practical approaches and practices on embedding macro regional initiatives:
  • Bartosz Kozicki, Department of Regional and Spatial Development Office of the Marshal of the Pomorskie Region, Poland
  • Ladislav Simko, Slovak EUSDR National Coordinator, Slovakia
  • Adrian Barbu and Oana Zet, Ministry of European Funds, Romania
  • Eva Lieber, Unit Germany and Austria, DG REGIO
  • Raluca Ionescu Isaksen, Unit Romania, DG REGIO
  • Matija Vilfan, Danube Strategy Point

Conclusions and way forward

 

 

Connect the Region

  

29th October 2015

14.00 - 15.30

Innovative approaches on the Danube and its navigable tributaries

Type: Discussion and Workshop

Content:

Panel discussion providing a state-of-play overview within PA1a on inland waterways. This contains a status report on the Fairway Rehabilitation and Maintenance Masterplan, Danube fleet modernisation projects and the initiative to reduce administrative barriers in Danube shipping (cooperation with PA11). Moreover, a summary of the conclusions of the side event "Industry meets Policy" on 29th October 2015 will be given.

Programme
1. Introduction / State of play in PA1a

  • State of play in PA1a / Reinhard Vorderwinkler (bmvit)
  • Statement on behalf of DG MOVE – transport challenges in the Danube Region / Cesare Bernabei (DG MOVE)
  • Statement on behalf of the Danube Commission / Alexander Stemmer (Danube Commission)
  • Conclusions of Round Table “Industry meets Policy” / Manfred Seitz (Pro Danube International)

2. Focus Theme 1 „Fairway rehabilitation and maintenance on the Danube and its navigable tributaries“

  1. Summary of previous work on Fairway Rehabilitation and Maintenance Masterplan and follow-up steps through the FAIRway project – presentation by Gudrun Maierbrugger (viadonau)
  2. Intervention by Pro Danube International / Manfred Seitz (Pro Danube International)
  3. Intervention by WWF / Irene Lucius (WWF)


3. Focus Theme 2 „Reduction of Administrative Barriers along the Danube Waterway“

  1. Summary of previous work on simplification of cross-border procedures and overview of planned next steps (Cooperation with PA11, Manual on Cross-Border Procedures) – presentation by Gert-Jan Muilerman (viadonau)
  2. Intervention by Pro Danube International / Alexandru Capatu (Pro Danube International)

  3. Intervention by PA11 / Blaga Stancheva (Ministry of the Interior Bulgaria, tbc)

Panelists:

  • PAC1a: Reinhard Vorderwinkler (AUT), Marius Humelnicu (RO)
  • Gert-Jan Muilerman, Gudrun Maierbrugger (Technical Secretariat PA1a)
  • Cesare Bernabei (DG MOVE)
  • Alexander Stemmer (Secretariat of Danube Commission)
  • Alexandru Capatu, Manfred Seitz (Pro Danube International)
  • Irene Lucius (WWF)
  • Milena Thaller (PA 11)

Presentation:

 

29th October 2015

14.00 - 15.30


 

 

Danube Culture Platform – Creative Spaces of the 21st Century

Type: Panel Discussion

Content:

How to imagine the creative spaces of the 21st century? What are the key development factors, what are the most innovative tools and methods in public administration, cultural management, marketing, promotion, territorial cooperation.

 

Our workshop consists of 3 units:

  • Short overall presentation of the project Danube Culture Platform
  • Panel A: Policy learning platform – new cultural strategies for the Danube region
  • Panel B: Learning by doing – experiences and experiments from cultural players

Speakers:

Greeting words/Introduction

  • Bogdan Stanoevici, State Secretary, Ministry of Culture of Romania


Panel A:
Policy learning platform – new cultural strategies for the Danube region

  • Christian Glass, Donauschwäbisches Zentralmuseum Ulm
  • Elisabeth Pacher, Federal Chancellery of Austria
  • Gábor Móczár, Zsolnay Cultural Quarter, Pécs
  • Oana Ionel, Ministry of Culture of Romania

Moderator Panel A:

  • Konstantin Lom, Akademie Schloss Solitude Stuttgart

Panel B:
Learning by doing – experiences and experiments from cultural players

  • Regina Hellwig-Schmid, Donumenta, Regensburg
  • Vesna Latinović, BelArt Gallery, Novi Sad
  • Marika Köpf, Academy of Performing Arts, Ludwigsburg
  • Márton Méhes, Danube Cultural Cluster, Vienna

Moderator Panel B:

  • Elisa Calosi, Akademie Schloss Solitude Stuttgart

Presentation:

 

29th October 2015

16.00 - 17.30

Putting synergies into practice: regional initiatives together for sustainable use of local resources

Type: Discussion and Workshop

Content:

Cross-cutting issues require comprehensive approach. The EUSDR sees an opportunity in joining efforts with other initiatives. The workshop would thereby aim to share lessons learnt from already established cooperation with the main focus on Carpathian Convention and EUSDR. It would also like to show ways how cooperations with other regional initiatives can be conducted and to propose recommendations for both ongoing and prospective joint initiatives, incl. effective implementation.

Speakers:

Moderator:

  • Eliška Gerthnerová, Czech Executive National Coordinator EUSDR

 

Presentation:

 

 

30th October 2015

09.30 - 11.00

Sustainable mobility in the Danube Region | Part 1

Type: Workshop | Keynote and impulses

Content:

Sustainable mobility is a big challenge in the Danube region: questions like accessibility of workplaces in rural areas via sustainable transport as well as reduction of negative impacts like congestion and noise in urban areas have to be solved to reach the EU's aims of sustainable and energy-saving transport. The Workshop has two Parts. Keynotes and short impulses concerning Sustainable Mobility in the Danube Region are presented during the first part and will be discussed in the second part.

Keynote Speakers:

Speakers:

Moderator:

Presentation:

 

30th October 2015

09.30 - 11.00

 

Energy efficient and sustainable Danube cities and regions: Linking strategic thinking and energy issues

Type: Workshop

Content:

Cities and regions of the Danube region play important role in dealing with energy issues. From choosing the suitable energy sources, to ensuring security of supplies or utilizing of local sources while protecting the environment, they can help their citizens by providing them local, secure and sustainable energy. The workshop should show various problems the cities are facing and present possible solutions for innovative and eco-sensitive thinking regarding the use of renewable energy sources.

Speakers:

Moderator:

  • Markéta Ročejdlová, Office of the Government of the Czech Republic
 

30th October 2015

11.30 - 13.00

 

Sustainable Mobility in the Danube Region | Part 2

Type: World Café

Content:

In the second part of the Workshop "Sustainable mobility in the Danube region", Participants will discuss questions like "How can existing knowledge on sustainable mobility be adapted and implemented?", "In which fields and with which methods is the development of new mobility concepts most necessary and urgent?", "What is the benefit of international activities?" in the form of a World Café with three Round tables, each supported by a moderator.


Moderators:

 

30th October 2015

14.00 - 15.30

 

Sustainable management of touristic destinations along the Danube

Type: Discussion and Workshop

Content:

The aim of the workshop is to present the existing strategies on tourism that are implemented in the Danube region in order to ensure a cooperation between stakeholders for the development of common transnational touristic products.
Furthermore this workshop is a follow-up of the Conference on Sustainable management of touristic destinations, with a focus on natural protected areas and UNESCO sites of the Danube region, organized on 16 of June, within the Danube Floating Conference. 

Speakers:

 

 

Protecting the Enviroment

  

29th October 2015

14.00 - 15.30

 

Protecting the environment in the Danube Region: Integrated horizontal cooperation

Type: Workshop and Panel Discussion

Content:

The aim of the workshop is to provide an overview about integrated horizontal cooperation among the Pillar B of the EUSDR, to help implementing the environment and water related goals of the EU and of the EU Strategy for the Danube Macro-region: to discuss further synergies among the Priority Areas. Presentations would also be delivered concerning the potential hotspots of the Danube, the climate change impacts on soil and water and the European Environment State and Outlook 2015.

14.00-14.10 | Keynote speaker: 

 14.10-14.35 | Integrated horizontal cooperation within Pillar B of the EUSDR

 14.35-15.20 | Environmental issues in the Danube basin

 15.20-15.30 | Questions session

Moderator:

  • Zsuzsanna Kocsis-Kupper, EUSDR Priority Area Water Quality
 

29th October 2015

16.00 - 17.30

Improvement and cooperation possibilities in the water sector:

Improvement and co-operation possibilities in the water sector with non-EU countries | Part 2

Type: Workshop

Content:

PA4 is particularly focused on building tight relations among the Danube countries, especially non-EU countries, with the aim to concentrate on their water-related problems. The aim of the event is to provide comprehensive information on PA4 activities, especially on new technologies in water supply and water treatment, experience in water sources protection and on-going projects with the aim to find common solutions to water related problems in the Danube River Basin.

Keynote Speaker:

Speakers:

Moderator:

  • Ralph Michael. Adviser to the Deputy Director General in DG REGIO
 

30th October 2015

11.30 - 13.00

Improving the Flood Safety (The 1st FRMP for Danube Basin and he synergies, projects of EUSDR PA5 and ICPDR)

Type: Panel Discussion

Content:

In accordance with the EU FD the ICPDR elaborated the 1st Flood Risk Management Plan. Joint efforts of the past years led to an agreement between the ICPDR and EUSDR PA4-PA5 on the further work. The meeting's general aim is to provide the participants information on how the Plan integrates the principles for water management, including public participation. The benefits of the common work will be presented in the light of the identified projects to be prepared in the frame of the EUSDR.

Speakers:

Welcome Speech:

  • Drazen Kurecic, President, International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR)
  • István Joó, Ministerial Commissioner, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary

Keynote Speakers:

  • State of play of common work (ICPDR and EUSDR PA5):
    László Kóthay, Senior advisor, EUSDR PA5
  • Introducing the ICPDR Danube Flood Risk Management Plan (DFRMP); content, development and consultation
    Károly Gombás,  Chair, ICPDR Flood Protection Expert Group

Panelists:

Preparing the Danube Region Flood Forecast project (DAREFFORT) as the 1st measure of the DR Oper&Cooper:
  • Marina Babic-Mladenovic, Managing Director, Department of River Engineering, Institute for Development of Water Resources "Jaroslav Cerni" Belgrade, Serbia
  • Jenő Lábdy, Expert, General Directorate of Water Management Budapest, Hungary
  • Igor Liska, Technical Expert for Water Management/Water Quality, International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR)

Moderator:

  • László Kóthay, Senior advisor, EUSDR PA5
 

30th October 2015

14.00 - 15.30

 

Setting water management priorities until 2021 – The ICPDR Danube River Basin Management Plan 2015

Type: Discussion and Workshop

Content:

The ICPDR’s Danube River Basin Management Plan Update  2015 (DRBM Plan), will be endorsed end of this year and set the water management priorities for the Danube Region until 2021. Together with the Danube Flood Risk Management Plan, it is the most important work program of the ICPDR. This workshop will be an opportunity to discuss how initiatives such as the EUSDR and funding instruments of the European Union can support countries in their efforts to implement the ICPDR’s DRBM Plan.    

Keynote Speaker:

Panellists:

  • Balazs Horvath, European Environmental Bureau - Moderator
  • Knut Beyer, German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety and co-chair of the ICPDR River Basin Management Expert Group – keynote speaker
  • Miodrag Milovanovic, Cerni Institute, Serbia
  • Irene Lucius, WWF Danube Carpathian Program
  • Stephanie Blutaumüller, Danube Competence Center
  • Vladimir Novak, Priority Area 4 Coordinator & Head of Delegation of Slovakia to the ICPDR

Moderator:

  • Balazs Horvath, EEB
 

30th October 2015

14.00 - 15.30

Sturgeon 2020 – a project for foster horizontal cooperation among all Priority Areas of the EUSDR 

Type: Workshop

Content:
The Sturgeon 2020 Program, developed by the Danube Sturgeon Task Force in the frame of PA 06 (Biodiversity), answers to EUSDR objective "to secure viable populations of Danube sturgeon species and other indigenous fish species by 2020”. This program foresees complex environmental, social and economic measures, requiring close cooperation of all 11 PAs of the EUSDR, which is a unique feature. The workshop aims to seek for synergies and emphasize joint activities between PA 06 and other PAs. 

Keynote Speaker:

  • Sturgeon 2020 Program and its interlinkages with the other PAs of the EUSDR :
    Cristina Sandu, Danube Sturgeon Task Force

Speaker:

  • Ivan Zavadsky, International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (tbc)
  • Irene Lucius, WWF (tbc)

Panelists:

  • Frithjof Ehm, EC - EUSDR
  • Gertrud Haidvogl, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna
  • Gert-Jan Muilerman, Via-Donau (tbc)
  • Teofil Gherca, Min. for Regional Development, RO  - PAC 3

Moderator:

  • Florian Ballnus, Bavarian State Ministry for Environment and Consumer Protection, DE - PAC 6
 

 

Building Prosperity

  

29th October 2015

14.00 - 15.30

 

Improvement and cooperation possibilities in the water sector:

Networking and advanced technologies for wastewater treatment and energy efficiency in the Danube Region | Part 1

Type: Workshop

Content:

Key challenges in the Danube Region are the diffusion of water pollution and the more efficient use of energy.
This workshop sets the focus on presenting advanced technologies and best practices in the field of wastewater treatment and energy efficiency. The goal is to improve the environmental conditions, to identify transnational project proposals as well as possibilities for cooperation and project realisation in the Danube Region.


Keynote speakers:

  • Growth through innovation and cooperation in the Danube Region:

        Dragica Karajić, Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Crafts, Croatia; PAC 8

       Hans-Peter Herdlitschka, Ministry of Finance and Economics Baden-Württemberg,

       Germany PAC8

Speakers:

Moderator:

  • Rumjana Hilpert, Umwelttechnik BW, Germany
 

29th October 2015

16.00 - 17.30

Promotion of Human Capital as a source of prosperity 

Type: Workshop

Content:

Increasing attention is given to the promotion of entrepreneurial learning to promote employability and competitiveness in the EU member countries and neighbouring regions. Entrepreneurship competence are nowadays perceived as one of the most desired in today`s world. However, the question on how to create and support entrepreneurial activities, competences, still leave space for advancement putting special emphasis on development of an entrepreneurial mind-set and entrepreneurial communities.

Panelists:

  • Simone Baldassarri, European Commission, DG GROW
  • Margherita Bacigalupo, European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre (JRC) - Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS)
  • Efka Heder, South East European Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (SEECEL)
  • Monika Mott, Kulturkontakt
  • Vesna Puratić, Ministry of Civil Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Dragutin Šćekić, Primary School Veljko Drobnjaković, Montenegro

Moderator:

  • Dragica Karajić, PA 8 and EL WG coordinator (Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Crafts of the Republic of Croatia)

Presentations:

 

29th October 2015

16.00 - 17.30

Enhancing skills and competences through educational cooperation

Type: Workshop

Content:

Improving education systems' performance to provide people with the right skills and competences is vital to the development of the Danube Region. Action is needed in particular to combat youth unemployment, to promote tolerance and to empower disadvantaged groups. The workshop will discuss key actions of EUSDR PA 9 to improve work-based learning in VET, to promote green competences and entrepreneurship as well as to foster social cohesion, active citizenship and regional cooperation.

Speakers:

Moderator:

  • Jürgen Schick, Federal Ministry of Education and Women’s Affairs, Austria, PAC9
 

30th October 2015

09.30 - 11.00

Bio-economy as model demonstrator for cross-regional cluster cooperation within the Danube Region

Type: Workshop

Content:

Bio-economy has been widely accepted as one of the new Emerging Industries with significant global perspectives. Enterprises of the Danube Region can benefit from this high growth potential. The workshop points out how cluster initiatives can enable enterprises to benefit from the trend towards Bio-based industry through trans-national cooperation. The implementation of Smart Specialisation Strategies within the countries of the Danube Region plays a key by setting proper framework conditions.

  • Welcome and Introduction

    Gerd Meier zu Köcker, ClusterAgentur Baden-Württemberg

  • Bio-economy - An Emerging Industry with Global Impact

    Ralf Kindervater, BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg GmbH

  • Cluster as Driver for Innovations

    Christian Weinberger, European Commission, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SME

  • The Role of Smart Specialisation for Innovation-Driven Growth

    Jan Larosse, European Commission, DG Regional and Urban Policy

  • Cross-Clustering - A New Approach to Facilitate Trans-national Cooperation within the Danube Region

    Daniel Cosnita, Romanian Cluster Association

  • Turning Policies and Potentials into Practice – The Cluster-based Approach to Connect Bio-Industry Regions throughout the Danube Region

    Mateja Dermastia, Poly4EmI, Slovenia

  • The Way Ahead

    Common Discussion

 
 

30th October 2015

09.30 - 11.00

Women in leadership – Strategies, programmes and approaches to bring women in political and economical power

Type: Workshop

Content:

The objective of the working group is to create a platform for exchange of experience and developing a network of women organisations as well as women politicians in the Danube Region. Speakers from three countries will present national strategies and programs of women to achieve power in the economy as well as in politics. It is the aim of the workshop to identify fields of action for a women’s network in the Danube Region.

Keynote Speakers:

Speakers:

Moderator:

  • Elke Ahrens, BPW Club Stuttgart, Germany
 

30th October 2015

09.30 - 11.00

Labour market know-how-exchange in the Danube Region

Type: Workshop

Content:

Tackling unemployment (especially youth unemployment) is one of the outstanding problems in the Danube Region. The experiences of long-term projects show that networking and learning from each other are relevant instruments to be successful and assist progress to decrease the unemployment rate. Therefore different types of networks and good practice projects will be presented and discussed in the workshop. The aim is to enhance networks on the topic of Labour Market Policy.

Speakers:

Moderator:

  • Barbara Willsberger, L&R Social Research, on behalf of Roland Hanak, Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection

Presentation:

 

30th October 2015

11.30 - 13.00

DO IT - Cross-cutting cooperation for the facing of the main societal challenges of the Danube Region

Type: Workshop

Content:

Danube Open Innovative Technologies (DO IT) aims to give solutions for the main challenge of EUSDR PA7: the cooperation among knowledge providers in the areas of innovation support, effective use and development of infrastructure and the combination of research capacities for the needs of the societal challenges, especially in the field of health, demographic changes and well-being. The workshop aims to show good practice and invite to widen the DO IT partnership.

Speakers:

  • DEMOLA - adapting good practice in economic cooperation in the Danube Region:
    Emilija Stojmenova Duh, RAZ:UM
  • ICT - key enabling technology for the Danube Region:
    Zdravko Kačič, University of Maribor
  • Cross-Border Cooperation on the example of Vojvodina, Serbia:
    Pavle Sekeruš, University of Novi Sad
  • Danube Transfer Centre:
    Jonathan Loeffler, Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum
  • KIC Inno Energy:
    Annette Hurst, Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum

Moderator:

 

30th October 2015

11.30 - 13.00

Paving the way for joint actions in the Danube Region: Sharing good practices and identifying synergies in research and innovation support

Type: Workshop

Content:

The workshop envisaged within the Annual Forum aims to  bring together research and innovation policy stakeholders in the Danube Region and exchange of good practices in networking, rational use of resources and multiplication of results. The workshop has a special focus on research and innovation support, therefore addressing two of the EUSDR priority areas: PA 7 "Knowledge Society” and PA 8 "Competitiveness”.

Stakeholder Inputs:

  • Viktor Nedovic, EUSDR PA7 SG coordinator, Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Serbia
  • Karl-Heinz Bechtle, EUSDR PA8 SG coordinator, Ministry of Finance and Economics Baden-Württemberg
  • Matthias Hack, Ulm Follow-up Group
  • Ágnes Dobrotka, Danube Chambers of Commerce Association (DCCA)
  • Alan Paic, Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
  • Zita Majoros, Entreprise Europe Network (EEN), Hungarian National Trading House
  • Marius-Valentin Niculae, Danube Transnational Programme (DTP)
  • Elisabeth Sorantin, CEEPUS
  • Hans Gäng, Danubiz
  • Raimund Mair, International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR)
  • Pitlová Lubica, INT VET Erasmus+ project, Chief State Counsellor Higher Education, Science and Technology Division
  • Javier Casado Hebrard, TRAFOON project, University of Hohenheim
  • Jürgen Raizner, Steinbeis Danube Centre

Moderator:

Conclusions:

  • Elke Dall, Centre for Social Innovation, ZSI, Danube-INCO.NET coordinator

Presentation:

 

30th October 2015

11.30 - 13.00

Roma and Sinti: Participation as a key to Empowerment

Type: Workshop

Content:

The goal of the workshop is to raise the awareness for participation policies of Roma and Sinti in the fields of education, training and employment. Therefore a specific focus has to be put at self-empowering of Roma and Sinti to reduce their risk of poverty and ensuring access to the labour market. Aim of the workshop is the exchange of good practice projects and to enhance the networks between existing and future initiatives and actors.

Speakers:

Moderators:

  • Barbara Willsberger, L&R Social Research, on behalf of Roland Hanak, Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection
  • Jürgen Schick, Federal Ministry of Education and Women's Affairs, PAC9
 

30th October 2015

14.00 - 15.30

The way forward in aligning transnational R&I funding and activities in the Danube Region

Type: Workshop

Content:

The Danube Region is confronted with the challenge of a fragmented funding landscape for research and innovation calling for co-ordination/harmonization of transnational funding mechanisms. This is not only true for individual projects but also concerns the strategic cooperation between regional, national and EU funding schemes. The Panel discussion will explore potential viable paths towards a better coordination of R&I funding resources in the Region and suggest potential next steps to take.

Panelists:

  • Matthias Hack, Federal Ministry of Research and Education, Germany
  • Ulrike Kunze, German Aerospace Center& FP7 project DANUBE-INCO.NET
  • Jorge Liz, Programme Representative EUREKA, Belgium
  • Viktor Nedovic, Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Republic of Serbia
  • Miroslav Veskovic, European Commission, Joint Research Centre
  • StefanWeiers, European Commission, DG research and Innovation, Belgium

Moderator:

 

 

Strengthening the Region

 

29th October 2015

14.00 - 15.30

 

Danube Region capaCITIES: Linking Danube Cities to the future of the Region | Part 1

Type: Workshop and Panel Discussion

Content:

In order to be successful, the EU Strategy for the Danube Region needs to be implemented on the ground and where people live: In the cities and the regions. They are also the place where many projects are implemented. There is a specific need for an Urban Agenda for the Danube Region, in order to comply with the urban challenges the Danube Region. The workshop is a joint workshop of PA10, the CoDCR, and ARGE Donauländer.

Panelists:

Moderator:

  • Johannes Lutter, Europaforum Wien

Presentation:

 

29th October 2015

14.00 - 15.30

Cooperation Southeast – Danube Region (CSDR)

Type: Presentation

Content:

Since 40 years, the Working Group Southeast fights drug smuggling on the Balkan route. The presentation shows the need and approach to stimulate it again. The focus is on the international exercise "Operation Perseus”.

Speaker:

 

29th October 2015

16.00 - 17.30

Danube Region capaCITIES: Linking Danube Cities to the future of the Region | Part 2

Type: Workshop and Panel Discussion

Content:

In order to be successful, the EU Strategy for the Danube Region needs to be implemented on the ground and where people live: In the cities and the regions. They are also the place where many projects are implemented. There is a specific need for an Urban Agenda for the Danube Region, in order to comply with the urban challenges the Danube Region. The workshop is a joint workshop of PA10, the CoDCR, and ARGE Donauländer.

Speakers:

  • Lukáš Pacek, Czech Life Science University: RESTEP renewable energy sources assessment method
  • Ivan Stanič, City of Ljubljana: Transport optimization Ljubljana. Reconstruction of the railway nod
  • Anton Schabl, Schabl Consulting: EPOUrban: Enabling Private Owners of Residential Buildings to Integrate them into Urban Restructuring Process
  • Alexandra Schantl, CAF Center: BACID Fund: Building Administrative Capacities in the Danube Region and the Western Balkans
  • Sanja Bojić, University of Novi Sad: Cooperation of Black Sea ports
  • Thomas Hruschka, City of Vienna: Eco Business Plan Danube
  • Iolanda Mihalache, Mondo Consulting: Building Capacities: Urban Renewal in Baile Herculane

Moderator:

  • Johannes Lutter, Europaforum Wien

Conclusions and outlook to the future:

  • Kurt Puchinger, City of Vienna, PAC10

Presentation:

 

30th October 2015

09.30 - 11.00

Building institutional and administrative capacities in the Danube Region on a transnational and cross-border basis

Type: Workshop and Panel Discussion

Content:

The key question of the workshop is how to make Public Administration functioning accessible for others and to enhance capacity building in the Danube Region, involving existing networks, with a focus on e-Government environment. The debate will reflect on existing activities, needs and potentials to identify and to face common challenges. A commitment of different states of the Danube Region as a result of the workshop could contribute to strengthen and deepen the discussed approaches.

Panellists:

  • Andrija Aleksic, European Affairs Fund, Autonomous Province of Vojvdina, Novi Sad
  • Hendrik Hansen, Andrássy University Budapest
  • Attila Kiss, National University of Public Service, Budapest
  • Irena Lukac, Center of Excellence in Finance, PA 10 Coordinator, Ljubljana
  • Sebastian Rihm, Danube Office Ulm / Neu-Ulm, Ulm
  • Diana Simic, University of Zagreb
  • Alexander Prosser (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien)

Moderators:

  • Joachim Beck, University of Applied Sciences Kehl/Euro Institut
  • Robert Müller-Török, University of Applied Sciences Ludwigsburg
 

30th October 2015

11.30 - 13.00

Live-Hacking

Type: Workshop and Panel Discussion

Content:

Live-Hacking, "THE HACKERS ARRIVE" Our specialists will show how fast you can become a victim of cybercrime.

Speakers:

  • Anselm Rohrer, consectra GmbH
  • Götz Sattler, consectra GmbH
 

30th October 2015

14.00 - 15.30

Ukraine in/and the EUSDR: A Civil Society Perspective

Type: Workshop

Content:

The WS highlights the status quo of Ukraine’s involvement in the EUSDR, obstacles to active involvement, analysis strength and weaknesses as well as main fields of interest and activity. The WS will present a comprehensive insight into Ukraine in the EUSDR, elaborate on possible interfaces for a trans-national and trans-regional involvement of Ukrainian actors from the perspective of Civil Society. The WS builds on a related EU financed project.

Speakers:

Moderator:

  • Stefan August Lütgenau, Foster Europe Foundation
 

30th October 2015

14.00 - 14.30

Danube Property Crime Project - 30 minutes

Type: Presentation

Content:

Munich Police has taken over a project in the framework of the Danube Region Strategy.
Focus of the project: Organised property crime – particularly domestic burglary committed by MOCG's from Serbia

Project stakeholders:
Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Serbia, Romania, Hanns-Seidel-Foundation, Europol

The overall idea:

  • Joint Situation report about:
  • Perpetrators/MOCG
  • Travel routes
  • Stolen goods, Distribution channels
  • Setup Expert Network
  • Exchange of Information within the network and data exchange with Europol

Speakers:

  • Chief Inspector Jens Liedhegener, Munich Police Headquarters
 

 

 

   

 

Registration
closed since 13 Oct 2015
Schedule
Registration 10 Sep – 13 Oct
Meeting Selection 15 Oct – 27 Oct
Event 29 Oct – 30 Oct
Details
Language English
Costs Free of charge
Venue Böfinger Straße 50
Ulm, Germany
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 270
Meetings 207
Participants
Albania 1
Austria 116
Belgium 63
Bermuda 1
Bosnia-Herzegovina 9
Bulgaria 37
Croatia 37
Czech Republic 21
France 2
Germany 449
Hungary 75
Italy 5
Kosovo 1
Latvia 1
Luxembourg 2
Moldova 39
Montenegro 2
Netherlands 2
Norway 1
Poland 5
Portugal 1
Romania 156
Serbia 78
Slovak Republic 49
Slovenia 21
Spain 4
Sweden 2
Turkey 2
Ukraine 28
United Kingdom 1
Total 1211
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