6th Annual Forum of the EUSDR

The Hungarian Presidency of the EUSDR is delighted to say that interest in the Annual Forum has exceeded expectations and that maximum capacity in terms of participation has been reached one month before the event. As a consequence, please note that as of now,

registration to the Annual Forum is no longer possible.

The registration of exhibitors is also closed.

We kindly inform you that the summary of the event will be available on this website after the event. 


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The 6th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region, taking place on 18-19 October 2017 in Budapest, is jointly organised by Hungary (current Presidency of the EUSDR), the European Commission and the Danube Transnational Programme.


Under the title ‘A secure, connected and prospering Danube Region’, the Forum will emphasise the different challenges related to, and perspectives of, energy security, transportation development, clean connectivity issues and financing opportunities.  The key question to answer will be how to best transform political commitments into operational policies and measures.


Registration of participants


The registration process for the event opens on 1 August 2017. The venue of the event is accessible only for registered individuals wearing a valid badge. The badge will be available for pick-up at the registration desk after completing an electronic registration and receiving a confirmation e-mail. Please be aware that once the maximum number of participants is reached, registration will close. Participation at the event is free of charge, including meals provided during the conference. Please be aware that travel and accommodation costs are to be borne by the participants.


We are looking forward to seeing you at the 6th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region in 2017 in Budapest.


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The Hungarian Presidency is proud to publish the Joint Statement of the Ministers responsible for the implementation of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region.


JRC manifestation of interest for a reimbursed participation at the Annual Forum of the EUSDR

 The Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission is offering costs reimbursement to researchers (age up to 45) from the Enlargement countries (Albania, Bosnia and Hercegovina, FYROM, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo and Turkey) and Neighbourhood countries (Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) to participate in the event. The support covers travel expenses and accommodation. For more, please follow the link.


The Hungarian Presidency of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region has presented its priorities during the Committee on Regional Development hearing held at the European Parliament

On the 12th of July the Committee on Regional Development held a hearing on the implementation of the four EU macro-regional strategies. The presentation of the Hungarian Presidency discussed the current challenges relating to the implementation of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) and its future prospects post-2020. For more, please follow the link.


Along the Danube on a 150-year-old velocipede

Ultramarathoner Pál Hidvégi-Üstös draws attention to the Hungarian Presidency of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region. Following his two-week-long journey, Pál Hidvégi-Üstös – the ultramarathoner who began his quest of cycling along both sides of the stretch of the Danube river in Hungary with a velocipede on June 27 – has at last returned to his point of departure, Szalkszentmárton. For more, please follow the link.


Seminar on the "Future of the macroregional strategies post 2020" article

Over 100 experts, from 23 different countries (including 3 non-EU countries) engaged in the implementation of macro regional strategies were present at the seminar organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary on the 23rd of May in Brussels. The event, which was hosted by the Permanent Representation of Hungary to the EU, has generated very much interest and gave the opportunity to the existing macro regional strategies to share their experiences, but also gave the possibility for the Carpathian Macro Regional Strategy to be introduced by Poland. For more, please follow the link.


Danube Region Strategy "Energy Prospect Post-2020" conference

On 31 May 2017, the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade – with the support of the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – organized a conference entitled „Danube Region Strategy: Energy Prospects Post-2020”. As part of Hungary’s current presidency of the Danube Region Strategy, this program was the first in a series of events that will also focus on transport and clean connectivity. The closed morning session for experts from EUSDR Member States highlighted the technical, infrastructural and regulatory challenges facing the energy systems of Central and South-eastern Europe, whereas the afternoon, open panel discussion explored the long-term political, economic and social effects of climate change and the “green” energy revolution. For more, please follow the link.





closed since 21 Sep 2017
Registration 1 Aug – 21 Sep
Event 18 Oct – 19 Oct
Language English, during the Plenary Sessions simultaneous translation into Hungarian is provided
Venue Budapest Congress Centre
Albania 4
Austria 74
Belgium 24
Bosnia-Herzegovina 16
Bulgaria 22
Croatia 19
Czech Republic 10
Estonia 1
European Institutions 4
Finland 3
France 3
Germany 92
Hong Kong 1
Hungary 332
Italy 7
Japan 2
Kosovo 3
Luxembourg 3
Moldova 21
Montenegro 5
Republic of Macedonia 3
Romania 98
Serbia 49
Slovak Republic 58
Slovenia 33
Spain 2
Switzerland 3
Ukraine 38
United Kingdom 1
United States 4
Total 935
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