Danube Strategy Conference

Posted: 2010-04-15

The GWP CEE delegation will participate in the third Conference on the EU Strategy for the Danube Region.

The Conference will be held on 19-21 April in Vienna (Austria) and Bratislava (Slovakia) respectively. GWP CEE delegation includes Regional Chair, Dr. Liviu Nicolae Popescu, Regional Coordinator, Mr. Milan Matuska, GWP Moldova Dr. Dumitru Drumea and Communication Officer, Mr. Richard Muller.

GWP CEE will provide its views on specific topics related to IWRM such as floods, nature protection and water quality.

As a concrete example, "GWP CEE sustainable sanitation initiative will be mentioned as an integrated and efficient solution for rural and socially excluded communities facing waste water treatment challenges", says Dr. Popescu.

Objective of the conference is to discuss the issues of transport, energy, urban areas, environment and information society.

All of these issues appear high on the agenda of the European Union (EU) as confirmed by the recently proposed strategy 'EU2020' - A European strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

High level representatives of authorities at EU, national and regional level, as well as a wide range of stakeholders of the Danube Region take part in the conference.

Through the discussions, macro-regional projects will be identified, the areas of agreement and disagreement between parties (and the possible ways forward) will be established and participant views will be noted by the European Commission.

The conference will ensure the interaction between different perspectives (e.g. between transport, environment, economy, etc) to underline the integrated approach of the Strategy.

Main organisers are European Commission, Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, Government Office of the Slovak Republic, City of Vienna and City of Bratislava.

Read more about the third Conference on the EU Strategy for the Danube Region.

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