In the framework set by the Joint Research Center and the Academies from the Danube Region to offer scientific support to the actions developed within the Strategy, the Romanian Academy organized a conference aiming to assess the scientific potential the Romanian institutions can offer and to stimulate cooperation between the stakeholders involved in the implementation process.
The conference was initiated by the Vice-President of the Romanian Academy, Cristian Hera and the Director of the Institute of Geography, Dan Balteanu, and gathered some key stakeholders such as the Romanian National Coordinator for EUSDR, Brandusa Predescu, the Governor of the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve, Edward Bratfanof, Rectors of the Universities Transilvania Brasov, Ioan Vasile Abrudan and Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Bucharest, Sorin Campeanu, esteemed members of the Romanian Academy, representatives of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Environment and Climatic Change and Regional Development and Public Administration, Council of Danube Cities and Regions.
The Romanian Academy signed an agreement for closer cooperation with the Academies of Sciences of the Danube region Member States and the Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC). The signatories were the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS), the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS) and theSlovak Academy of Sciences (SAS). The agreement was signed at the Fifth leg of the World Science Forum series, organized by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in partnership with UNESCO, ICSU, and AAAS.
Furthermore, the Romanian Academy, Steinbeis Network and the Council of Danube Cities and Regions concluded a Memorandum of Understanding in Stuttgart, on November 29, 2012, aiming to intend to establish a closer cooperation in areas of common interest related to the Danube Strategy and consistent with the missions of the organizations.