Glossary

  • Actors in the Danube Region: A non-exhaustive list of relevant actors in the Danube Region.

 

  • European Commission Delegations in non-EU Member States: The list of the European Commission

 

  • European Commission Representations in Member States: The contact details of the European Commission Representations regarding all EU Member States.

 

  • European Territorial Cooperation (ETC) programmes in the Danube Region: Its main target is to offer information on programmes in the region, under the European Territorial Cooperation goals.

 

  • FPL – Flagship Project Leader: The Flagship Project Leaders are responsible for the implementation of the flagship projects within each Priority Area. Their mission is to execute the projects and report to the PACs regarding the process of the implementation.

 

  • HAL – Horizontal Action Leader: The EUSDR Action Plan lists a certain number of horizontal policies principle that are essential for the successful implementation and the coherence of the Strategy. The Horizontal HAL’s role is to ensure the best actions in the implementation of the horizontal themes.

 

  • HLG – High Level Group: The High Level Group consists of senior civil servants from each EU Member State. It was founded in order to advise the European Commission during the implementation of the EUSDR. The meetings of the HLG are organised according to need, but at least twice a year.

 

  • IDRG – Informal Danube Region Group: The Informal Danube Region Group consists of the Brussels representatives of regions involved in the EUSDR. IDRG’s responsability is to exchange information and ideas on the best solutions contributing to the success of the Strategy. Meetings are organised at least four times per year.

 

  • ISWG – Inter-Service Working Group: The Inter-Service Working Group is based on officials from the Directorates-Generals of the European Commission related to the EU Strategy for the Danube Region. The ISWG’s mission is to give expert input on the EUSDR to the Directorate-General Regional Policy. Meetings are held several times per year.

 

  • LAB – Laboratory Group: The Laboratory Group consists of representatives of national administrations, European Commission officials, delegates of the European Territorial Cooperation programmes managed in the Danube Region and other relevant bodies. LAB’s main duty is to give advice on how the programmes in the region can best contribute to the Strategy’s aims.

 

  • Missions of non-EU Member States: The contact details of the officials in charge of the EUSDR at the Missions of non-EU Member States regarding the Strategy.

 

  • NCP – National Contact Point: Each of the eight EU Member States and six non-EU Member States, directly involved in the EUSDR have nominated a National Contact Point, who is generally a high-level official from the office of the Prime Minister or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The NCP’s main duty is to ensure the implementation of the EU Strategy at the national level, closely co-operate with the national ministries envolved within the Strategy and provide necessary information to the stakeholders.

 

  • Objective I and Objective II Programmes in the Danube Region: It representsthe list of programmes applied in the region under the Convergence objective as well as the Regional Competitiveness and Employment objective of Cohesion Policy.

 

  • PAC – Priority Area Coordinator: The Priority Area Coordinators represent bodies such as national or regional administrations and institutions or inter-governmental organisations. Their main duty is to coordinate the work within the eleven Priority Areas mentioned in the EUSDR Action Plan. It needs to monitor the implementation process and apply the appropriate method in order to ensure that the actions and flagship projects within the Priority Areas are achieved as anticipated. The PAC provides assistance regarding sources of financing and it reports to the European Commission.

 

  • Permanent Representations of Member States to the EU: It offers the contact details of the officials responsible for the EUSDR at the Permanent Representations to the EU of the fourteen States directly involved in the Strategy.

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