Category Archives: 2012

Events Organised by CODCR in 2012

2012
• Danube Days Along the River Danube Stakeholders Celebrate Year One of the Strategy

BUCHAREST, June 29, 2012 The Key Stakeholders High Level Meeting Competitiveness and Innovation for Jobs and Economic Recovery in the Danube Region took place jointly at the Romanian Academy and Haus der Donau / Ghica Palace in Bucharest, on June 28-29, 2012, and addressed the main actors involved in the implementation process of the Strategy. The event was meant to promote innovation as the key element to reinforce European competitiveness and set its economic growth, to create jobs and improve the life standards of the citizens. As … Continue reading

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• Key Stakeholders High Level Meeting – Haus der Donau

BUCHAREST, June 28, 2012 CULTURAL HERITAGE FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH More than two thirds of the European population lives in urban areas. Cities are places where both problems emerge and solutions are found. They are fertile ground for science and technology, for culture and innovation, for individual and collective creativity, and for mitigating the impact of climate change. However, cities are also places where problems such as unemployment, segregation and poverty are concentrated. Looking ahead and developing visions of the cities of … Continue reading

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• 3rd Meeting of the Advisory Council of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region

BUCHAREST, April 18, 2012 The meeting took place at Haus der Donau and gathered representatives of the central and local authorities, business sector, civil society, as well as members of Romanian financial institutions. It was was chaired by Mr. Viorel Ardeleanu, National Coordinator for the EU Strategy for the Danube region and Mr. Eric Bartha, General Secretary of CODCR. The topics discussed during the meeting were focused on subjects of interest related to: the 5th European Summit of Regions and Cities … Continue reading

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• Meeting of the Committee and Executive Office of the Council of Danube Cities and Regions

Bratislava, April 3-4, 2012 The meeting that took place on April 3-4, 2012 gathered members of the Council of Danube Cities and Regions at the City Museum in Bratislava and reiterated the engagement of the Council to make a significant contribution to the implementation of the EU strategy for the Danube Region as  a strategic partner of the EU Commission and Committee of Regions in strengthening and fostering sustainable development in the Danube region. In this context, the participants established the future … Continue reading

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• Meeting with Gerhard Stahl, Secretary General of the Committee of the Regions

Brussels, February 28, 2012 On February 28, 2012, Gerhard Stahl, Secretary General of the Committee of the Regions, received the delegation of Council of Danube Cities and Regions formed by President Ivo Gönner, Lord Mayor of Ulm, Peter Langer, General Coordinator and Eric Bartha, Secretary General. Being a promoter of the regional and local cooperation within the European Union, the Committee of the Regions underlines the role of macroregional strategies like the EU Strategy for the Danube Region where cooperation becomes … Continue reading

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• Meeting with Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for Regional Policy

Brussels, February 28, 2012 On February 28, 2012, Commissioner for Regional Policy Johannes Hahn received the delegation of Council of Danube Cities and Regions formed by President Ivo Gönner, Lord Mayor of Ulm, Peter Langer, General Coordinator and Eric Bartha, Secretary General. The EU Strategy for the Danube Region has already enhanced cooperation and policy dialogues across the macro-region and its success depends on the implementation of the Action Plan. The European Commission stresses the need to strive for concrete results … Continue reading

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• Informal Meeting of the Key Stakeholders from the Danube Region

BUCHAREST,  January 30-31, 2012 It has become our duty to build a Union of stability and responsibility, of growth and solidarity as the economy can only remain strong if it delivers growth and jobs. The European Union Strategy for the Danube Region is an integrated approach meant not only to boost the development of the Danube macro-region as a whole, but also to stimulate stakeholders to work together at all levels of implementation. Significant progress has been made by the representatives of … Continue reading

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