INDEED - 9th annual forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR), October 21-22, 2020


On October 21-22, 2020, took place the 9th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR).

The EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) is one of four EU macro-regional strategies. It has two existing framing documents - the Communication and its accompanying Action Plan of 2010, that have been designed by the European Commission according to the strategic inputs from, and in partnership with the Danube countries, respecting their initiative ownership.

The Action Plan includes actions which:

  • address a commonly identified need for joint action;
  • have an impact on the macro-region or a significant part of it, i.e. are transnational;
  • are feasible for the actors in the Danube Region (practically, legally and financially);
  • are mutually coherent and supportive.

Main activity under the Croatian presidency was to revise the EUSDR Action plan where demographic change and ageing societies are mentioned as particularly important developments in the Danube region.

More details about the Action plan can be found here:

The Forum emphasized the important achievements of the last months: the dialogue initiated with many stakeholders and the synergies created with macro-regional strategies.

At the end of the forum, Croatia handed-over the EUSDR presidency to Slovakia.

The Slovak Minister Mrs Remišová and the other Slovak speakers emphasised that effective collaboration and cooperation will be important elements for the Slovak presidency.

For more details regarding the programme please click here:




Programme co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA, ENI)