Focus Romania

The Key Stakeholders High Level Meeting Competitiveness and Innovation for  Jobs and Economic Recovery in the Danube Region will take place at the Romanian Academy in Bucharest, on June 28-29, 2012, and is addressing the main actors involved in the implementation process of the Strategy. The event promotes innovation as the key element to reinforce European competitiveness and set its economic growth, to create jobs and improve the life standards of the citizens.As a Forum for Cooperation with a multi-stakeholder approach – government ministries, European Commission, intergovernmental organizations, NGOs, academic and financial institutions, local and regional networks, etc – the Danube Alliance is celebrating one year of action since the endorsement of the EU strategy for the Danube Region by the European Council in June 2011. The current state of play translates into the establishment of a valuable cooperation platform at macro-regional level whose efficiency has already been proved in relation to research opportunities and innovative approaches: innovation at all levels – products, services and business models, combined with institutional capacity building.

  • Platform of Competitiveness and Innovation for Jobs and Economic Recovery – Lower Danube Region Initiative will be launched during the conference, targeting concrete solutions for business in the sectors covered by the Action Plan.
  • The Bulgarian-Romanian Danube Innovation Hub to be established, where stakeholders from the region will benefit from the support of their strategic partners – Baden-Wuerttemberg and Austria, and also from the participation of the other member states.
Restarting the economy by placing innovation and competitiveness at the core of stability and growth is fully supported by the European Commission.
Obtaining results and undertaking concrete actions are the targets of The Official Visit of the European Commission delegation led by European Commissioner for Regional Development Johannes Hahn , between June 27-30, in the riparian countries like Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria. In Romania, the Commissioner’s visit will take place on June 30 and will include some national important objectives such as the Iron Gates, Drobeta-Turnu Severin Port and Calafat – Vidin bridge.