November 5-6th , 2018,Bucharest: Presidency of EUSDR was handed over to Romania at 7th Annual Forum what took place in Sofia. The launching event of Romanian Presidency was organized by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania and the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration. Purpose: to reactivate EUSDR by establishing proper priorities and target orientet lines of action. National and international experts, as well as members of the Romanian interministerial group, established to implement EUSDR, representatives of both Romanian Parliament and Presidential Administration attended this launching event. Romania holds presidency to EUSDR from November 1st, 2018, to October 31st, 2019.
Afternoon session was dedicated to the participation of the civil society to the implementation of EUSDR. Speaker Mr. Eric Bartha, General Secretary of Council of Danube Cities and Regions, highlighted the necessity of collaboration across macro-regions.