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Priority Area 10  "Stepping up institutional capacity and cooperation" of the 
EU Strategy for the Danube Region is coordinated by the City of Vienna (Austria) and the Centre of Excellence in Finance (Slovenia), with the involvement of a wide network of key players and stakeholders.

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Here you can find out about main activities, projects and actions in the field of institutional capacity and cooperation in the Danube region, latest news and upcoming events on the topic.

News & Announcements

EuroAccess Danube Region is online!

Posted by Member 1bf1673, Monday, 13th June 2016 @ 2:29pm

  • Do you have a project idea?

    Enter your project criteria and find out which EU funding to apply for on www.danube-euroaccess.eu

    EuroAccess Danube Region is the central online information point on EU funding opportunities for the Danube Region.

    The database lists current calls for proposals under EU programmes that are open for applicants in the Danube Region. It was launched on May 24th 2016.

    Go directly to the website or learn more about the initiative here.

Conference: Public Governance as the Foundation of European Integration

Posted by Member 1902e92, Tuesday, 10th May 2016 @ 3:27pm

  • Date: 23 & 24 June 2016
    Venue: Vienna City Hall

    Based on the new approach of the European Commission in the enlargement process: Fundamentals first, the conference will examine regional and national ‘best practices’ towards achieving the three pillars rule of law, economic governance and public administration reform.

    High-level representatives from national, local and regional authorities in the Western Balkans and the Danube region as well as EU-member states will come together to identify practices and recommendations on how to best reform public administrations and improve policymaking procedures to foster good governance.

Open Calls for URBACT Networks

Posted by Member 1902e92, Monday, 7th March 2016 @ 10:38am

  • The first Call for Proposals for the creation of up to 15 Implementation Networks shall be open shortly, normally on 22 March 2016. The call will be open for 3 months, meaning that candidates will have 3 months to prepare and submit their bids.

    The main objective of Implementation Networks is to improve the capacity of European cities to manage sustainable urban policies and more especially to strengthen their ability to implement integrated strategies for sustainable urban development. This call will thus be targeting:

    • cities from the EU 28 Member States, Norway and Switzerland
    • that already have an integrated urban strategy/ action plan addressing a specific policy challenge
    • and secured funding to finance the implementation of this strategy/ action-plan

Invitation to Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) Round-table

Posted by Member 1c538c8, Thursday, 3rd March 2016 @ 11:38am

  • The main aim of the round-table will be sharing experience and learning from each other with purpose to give GRB more prominent role in reform processes.

    This learning initiative will bring together international experts on GRB. Case studies from many EUSDR countries will be presented and discussed as well.

    It will be organized by the Center of Excellence in Finance (CEF) and held in Ljubljana from Apr 18 to April 20, 2016.

    For more information you are kindly invited to visit this link.


Call in ROMACT programme: capacity building and transnational cooperation for the integration of marginalised people

Posted by Member 1902e92, Wednesday, 2nd March 2016 @ 11:11am

Time to get involved - 14th European Week of Regions and Cities call for event partners.

Posted by a GroupSpaces user, Tuesday, 23rd February 2016 @ 3:20pm

  • DG Regio and the Committee of the Regions kicked off the preparation of 14th European Week of Regions and Cities. Under the headline 'Regions and cities for sustainable and inclusive growth’, candidate partners have now until 1 April 2016 to submit their application.

    Details about conditions of participation and contact details are featured in the European Week of Regions and Cities guide for event partners. For the application forms and overall timeline, please check the partners' section.

    Kick-off presentation.

Want to know more about the upcoming call for URBACT Networks? Join the Launch event on 23 March 2016 Brussels

Posted by a GroupSpaces user, Tuesday, 23rd February 2016 @ 2:27pm

  • URBACT III is launching the first call for Implementation Networks on 22 March 2016. These new networks aim at supporting cities with the delivery of integrated urban strategies and action plans. Taking part in an Implementation Network, cities will not only share experiences and good practices. They will also work together on improving their strategies and action plans and generate new ideas.

    A launch event will take place in Brussels on 23 March 2016 from 03.00 pm to 06.30 pm. Registration is now open here.  

Save the date for the next International Roundtable on ‘Beyond Human Trafficking & Modern Day Slavery‘, 17 June 2016, Vienna

Posted by a GroupSpaces user, Tuesday, 23rd February 2016 @ 1:46pm

  • The next International Round Table organised by the Regional Implementation Initiative on Preventing & Combating Human Trafficking will take place on 17 June 2016 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) at the ‘Haus der Europäischen Union‘, Vienna, under the title ‘Beyond Human Trafficking & Modern Day Slavery‘.

    Renowned experts, practitioners, policy-makers, researchers and stakeholders will provide in-dephth information, analysis and findings of recent studies and projects on the implications  of the massive increase in arrivals of refugees and other migrants in Europe for human trafficking and exploitation, including the changes in policy that might be anticipated.

    Progrmmme and registration will be available soon at the Regional Implementation Initiative’s website.

Eurocities Culture for Cities and Regions initiative: last chance to participate in a study visit - deadline for application 21 March 2016

Posted by a GroupSpaces user, Thursday, 18th February 2016 @ 11:08am

  • Eurocities invites representatives from local and regional authorities to attend thematic 5 study visits on culture that will take place in Antwerp, Barcelona, Regensburg and Vilnius.

    The objectives are to take stock of existing practices on culture as a key element in urban and regional development strategies; to exchange and promote the transfer of knowledge; and  to better understand successful cases of cultural investment and to go into the details of policy planning and implementation.

    Applications to participate in study visits are open to countries participating in the Creative Europe programme. The deadline of the call is 21 March 2016. For more information please visit the official website.

The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) invites citizens to talk about Europe in local and regional public events

Posted by a GroupSpaces user, Thursday, 18th February 2016 @ 10:32am

  • Application is open for those interested to host local events in 2016 that match CoR political priorities, with the main objective to engage citizens, in particular young people in a two-way communication on EU issues; encourage the exchange of knowledge and good practices among the cities and regions; and strengthen cooperation with other EU institutions.

    Several types of events can receive support: Citizens Dialogues; Stakeholders’ Dialogues; and Conference or seminars.

    CoR members and their local and regional authorities, EU regions, provinces and cities as well as national associations representing regional and local interests can apply.

    For more information and application please follow the link here.

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