5th European Conference of Danube Cities and Regions

BELGRADE, June 2-3, 2011

The European Conference of the Danube Cities and Regions is the plenum of the Council of Danube Cities and Regions and takes place every two years in a Danube city that issues an invitation to the others. To date there have been four European Conferences of the Danube Cities and Regions: 2003 in Ulm, 2005 in Novi Sad, 2007 in Vidin (Bulgaria) and 2009 in Budapest.
The Council of Danube Cities and Regions (CoDCR) was founded on the occasion of the conference held in Budapest on 11th of June 2009. The CoDCR is entitled as a strategic partner from the European Commission by the development and implementation of the Strategy – particularly for the objective “Strengthening the Danube Region by step up institutional capacity and cooperation”.
The Fifth European Conference of the Danube Cities and Regions that took place in Belgrade, on June 2-3, 2011, was organised by the City of Belgrade and the Council of Danube Cities and Regions and gathered high-ranking politicians from towns and cities along the Danube, members of the governments of Danube countries and representatives of institutions associated with the Danube.
The conference was particularly important in the run-up to the final adoption of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region to happen on June 24, 2011 under the Hungarian Council Presidency.

Ivo Gönner
Lord Mayor of Ulm
With the Belgrade Declaration submitted at this conference the Danube cities are now giving their view on the current progress of the Danube Strategy process. Our central stipulations are: improving the transport infrastructure in the Danube Region; promoting and expanding use of renewable energies in the Danube Region; developing and supporting cultural tourism; giving the utmost priority to environmental protection in particular and improving water quality in the Danube; promoting science and education for young people and facilitating an information society; strengthening civil society and giving the institutions, particular the municipal and non-governmental organisations, more weight in this process.All these central themes must now be tangibly realised and encouraged over the next few years. This means giving the appropriate financial and organisational support so that the citizens in our cities and regions along the Danube are also able to see the tangible improvements.


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Download Programme DE
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Participants: Download the List of Participants

Final Documents:
Belgrade Declaration (EN)
CODCR Short Presentation (EN)
Danube Youth Association (EN)
Proposal Presidium + Executive Committee CoDCR

Outcomes: CODCR Flyer

Dr. Erhard Busek
Dr. Hans Peter Herdlitschka
Viorel Ardeleanu

Event Folder
Letter of invitation
Artikel Europa Kommunal
Danube Creative Cities Network
Save Danube Cultural Heritage

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