6th Annual Forum of the EUSDR


IMPORTANT NOTE:  Registering for a side event does not amount to registering for the Annual Forum!

Please note that the side events are not part of the official programme of the Annual Forum. These events are published on the website upon special request and do not fall within the scope of the organiser's responsibility. You will need to register separately for the side events that you wish to attend.


10th European Conference of Danube Cities and Regions

17-18 October 2017, Budapest

Logo Institutional Capacity Logo CoDCR


15:00-16:30: Meeting of the Extended Executive Committee of the Council of Danube Cities and Regions

Venue: Mayor’s Office Budapest, I/120 Council-Room (H-1052 Budapest, Városház utca 9-11.)
Topics: CoDCR organisational matters, declaration of Istanbul and the Tisza cities as members of CoDCR with observer status (tbc.)
Moderators: Mr. Peter Langer, General Coordinator of the CoDCR and Mr. Péter Szegvári, Danube Commissioner of Budapest
Language: English

18:00-20:00 Welcome Reception hosted by Mr. István Tarlós, Mayor of Budapest
Venue: Mayor’s Office Budapest, Ceremonial Hall (H-1052 Budapest, Városház utca 9-11.)


08:30 Registration
Venue: New City Hall of Budapest (H-1056 Budapest, Váci utca 62-64.)

Venue: New City Hall of Budapest
Topics: Transport and Energy in the Danube Region
Moderators: Mr. Peter Langer, General Coordinator of CoDCR and Mr. Péter Szegvári, Danube Commissioner of Budapest
Language: English

Opening speech: Mayor István Tarlós
Keynote 1: Mrs. Gisela Erler, State Counsellor for Civil Society and Civic Participation, State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg
Keynote 2: Mrs. Judit Törökné Rózsa, European Commission DG REGIO
Keynote 3: Mr. Rudolf Schicker, Priority Area 10 “Institutional Capacities and Cooperation”

Session 1: Panel discussion – “Transport and Energy in the Danube Region” (panellists tbc.)
Questions & Answers session
Presentation 1: Introduction of Istanbul (tbc.)
Presentation 2: Introduction of Sofia (tbc.)

“Connectivity of the City of Istanbul and the City of Sofia to the Danube Region”
Presentation 3: Introduction of the Tisza cities (tbc.)

Coffee break (15 mins)

Session 2: Reports from civil society events
1. Summarising the results of the International Civil Society Conference on the Danube – 28-29 September 2017 Mr. Miklós Barabás, European House
2. Summarising the results of the 4th Danube Participation Day – 17 October 2017: “4th Danube Participation Day in the EU Danube Strategy: Science meets Participation, Innovation
and Sustainability, The Agenda for Participation in EU Macro-Regional Strategies”, Mr. Stefan Lütgenau, Danube Civil Society Forum
- Roma Inclusion in the Danube Region – summary of the projects initiated by the Andrássy University Budapest (tbc.)
- Report on the recent activities of the ARGE Donauländer (tbc.)

Summary, conclusions

Adoption of the Budapest Declaration

Handover of the Council Presidency

12:30-14:00 Lunch
Venue: New City Hall


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
Profile Views
Before Event1494
After Event 538