Black Sea – Danube Social-Economic Innovation Forum (3rd edition)

Black Sea - Danube Forum

Under the Honorary Patronage of the EU Presidency

 High Level Stakeholder Forum (3rd edition)

“Investment Project Opportunities supported by the EU Strategy for the Danube Region: the Green Way towards a Blue Growth”

 on the occasion of the

European Maritime Day logo


Romanian Banking Institute – Bucharest, 23-24 May 2013


The 3rd edition of the Black Sea – Danube Social-Economic Innovation Forum took place in Bucharest- Romania, at the Atrium Central Hall of the Romanian Banking Institute, in the period 23-24 May 2013. (Press Release – Romanian version)

Under the Honorary Patronage of the current Irish EU Presidency, the 3rd edition of our High Level Stakeholder Forum was devoted to stimulate – with the kind support of the Embassy of Austria in Romania – new concrete project investment partnerships / consortia mainly between Austrian and Romanian pro-innovative companies, research institutions, regional/local public authorities and relevant NGOs within the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) implementation process, supported by both European Commission and the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as National Coordinator. Obviously, in order to establish consistent and long-lasting partnerships, all other EUSDR  countries are welcomed to be part of this 21st century transformative programme.

We focused on promoting the best practices and the knowledge transfer in order to economically re-launch our common macro-region and fully implement the EU models of Green and Blue growth. In such a context, the event will be deployed as a Project Market Place – face to face business negotiations and open presentations of investment projects to be co-financed for identifying the best ideas and partners from the entire Danube Region.


In the same time, the most interesting ideas, projects, initiatives and networks were rewarded with the Trophies “Black Sea – Danubian Social & Economic Innovator” – 2013.

The event will take place in the context of celebrating the European Maritime Day, under the aegis of the European Commission – DG MARE.

This is the third edition of the European Maritime Day in Romania. For more information about the previous edition please visit: European Maritime Day 2011 and European Maritime Day 2012.