Project results

  • Creating green jobs around protected areas of the Danube region
    - 22-07-2021
    Creating green jobs around protected areas of the Danube region

    Protected areas – nature reserves, national parks, Natura 2000 sites, and so on – are at the forefront of nature conservation efforts along the Danube. But due to their status, these areas are often regarded as hampering local development....

  • Creating an ecosystem for young entrepreneurs
    - 21-07-2021
    Creating an ecosystem for young entrepreneurs

    How we produce and consume energy will profoundly influence our future. To shift to a more sustainable way of life, technological innovations are essential. With a new learning programme to support energy efficiency start-ups in Danube countries,...

  • From reactive to proactive drought management
    - 08-07-2021
    From reactive to proactive drought management

    Drought is becoming one of the major challenges of the Danube region. In recent years such as 2003, 2007, 2012, 2015 and 2017, significant parts of the Danube River Basin were affected by it, negatively impacting various water-dependent economic...

  • Improving the Danube’s inland waterway transport
    - 01-07-2021
    Improving the Danube’s inland waterway transport

    There are approximately 70 ports along the 2.414 km length of Danube. Out of them, only the ones in Germany and Austria have adequate infrastructure and management capacity to provide high-quality transport and logistics services. To help close...

  • Rediscovering Jewish heritage in the Danube region
    - 28-06-2021
    Rediscovering Jewish heritage in the Danube region

    Gastronomy, music, literature, as well as folk traditions and religious rituals, also known as intangible cultural heritage, play an important role in the travellers' choice of holiday destination. In order to improve their attractiveness to...

  • Creating green corridors to protect wildlife in the Danube basin
    - 25-06-2021
    Creating green corridors to protect wildlife in the Danube basin

    The Carpathian mountain range is one of the least fragmented areas in Europe. It provides home for the European Union's largest populations of large carnivores. But the habitats of these endangered species are threatened by the rapid...

  • Farmer clusters working together for sustainable agriculture
    - 10-06-2021
    Farmer clusters working together for sustainable agriculture

    Air, water and soil pollution has become a major problem in food production in recent years, caused mainly by the excessive use of fertilizers, heavy machinery and pesticides. Promoting innovation in agrifood sector in the Danube region is the...

  • Reducing the flood risk through floodplain restoration
    - 25-06-2021
    Reducing the flood risk through floodplain restoration

    Floods are a natural phenomenon. They can, however, turn into disasters causing widespread damage - especially where natural floodplains have been cut off from their rivers. In the Danube Floodplain project efforts are made to develop new...

  • ART NOUVEAU - Restoring Art Nouveau heritage in Danube region
    - 01-06-2021
    Restoring Art Nouveau heritage in Danube region

    The landmarks of the Art Nouveau style are generally revered as jewels of architecture, craftsmanship and art. The tourism potential this cultural heritage represents in the Danube regin is however underutilized. To change that, the Art Nouveau...

  • RADAR - Striving for 5-star road infrastructure for all road users in the Danube region
    - 08-07-2021
    Striving for 5-star road infrastructure for all road users in the Danube region

    Death rates from road accidents in many countries in Danube area are higher than the EU average. 3,200 people died in eight Danube area countries throughout 2019 alone, a similar number in 2018 and 2017. By identifying risk on the road...

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