At the recommendation of the European Commission, our foundation has organised, since 2011, the European Maritime Day in Romania.

In 2014, we plan to organise this event in the light of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR), in order to better tackle the common problems of our confluence area between Danube River, Danube Delta and the Black Sea coast. The design of this unique event is aimed to combine practical presentations, best practices transfer dialogue and face-to-face meetings, as a special tool in order to favour the business matchmaking. The event will take place in the context of celebrating the European Maritime Day, under the aegis of the European Commission – DG MARE.

In this context, we remind that we already acquired a quite relevant inter-communication, advocacy and lobby experience, starting with the establishing of the Black Sea – Danube Regional Network for Social & Economic Innovation. Through our involvement within various European and national networks, we also succeeded to expand a National Network of Promotors, Facilitators and Experts of EUSDR (“PROFEX”), to create a flexible platform for the consolidation of Danubian studies, through the International Honorary Chair “Jean Bart” in support of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (“CIO-SUERD”), as well as to establish the Platform of Local Communities along the Danube River (CLDR).

The target audience of the event will consist of:  regional networks and partnerships of private-public partnerships, cross-national projects and organisations, interdisciplinary academic groups, universities and research centres; consulting agencies and associations; national and bi-lateral chambers of commerce; business professional associations; diplomatic representatives; journalists;  NGO representatives. The event will be opened to participants from all EUSDR countries.


Structure of the Forum:

The Forum will take place in Bucharest – Romania in the following locations:

22 May 2014 – Palace of the Parliament, Senate of Romania, “Constantin Stere” Hall

23 May 2014 – Romanian Banking Institute (IBR), Atrium Hall


Section 1.  SMART Management for Investment Projects

Section 2. The new role of Entrepreneurial Education for promoting the macro-regional economic relaunching

This special module, supported by the EU/Romanian special representatives of the “Programme Horizon 2020″, is devoted mainly to entrepreneurs, managers and consultants interested to apply to the various financing lines for developing new innovative business.

The European experts of the program “Horizon 2020″ and the Ministry of Education will present a Case Study and realize a Simulation Team Exercise, based on the European Commission framework.

A key success factor will be the integration of the Danube Strategy major objectives with the “Programme Horizon 2020″, in order to establish new partnerships, synergies and concrete solutions. The participants will have the opportunity to better understand in practice what means “Danube added value impact” and how to foster their current logistic and knowledge capabilities in order to face the new EU competitiveness trends of the entire global market.

“Face-to-face” business negotiations for project consortia. Main focus will be given to the following EUSDR Priority Areas: Mobility – Waterways” (PA 1A); “Energy” (PA 2);  Culture & Tourism (PA 3); “Biodiversity” (PA 6); “Competitiveness”(PA 8); People & Skills (PA 9); “Institutional Capacity & Coperation” (PA 10); “Security & Organised Crime” (PA 11).

Vernissage of an art exhibition and launching of the book “Apusul si Marea”by Dan MOCANESCU.

A multi-national competition was launched in order to reward the most appealing and effective regional cooperation ideas, initiatives, project and networks, co-financed or to be financed by the European Funds in the Black Sea Basin / Danube Region.

History of the initiative:

Palace of the Parliament – Bucharest, 19-21 May 2011

“Black Sea Basin-Danube Region: New Financing for Social & Economic Sustainable Change”

The first edition of the International Regional Fair was organised under the aegis of DG MARE – European Commission, and the Honorary Patronage of the Chairmanship of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC).

This was the first and unique event entirely dedicated to Inform, Debate, Networking (partners’ search) and Lobby in view of the efficient absorption of the new EU financing support for innovation and social-economic reform in the Black Sea Basin and the Danube Region.

For more information, please visit European Maritime Day 2011 website.

Palace of the Parliament – Bucharest, 17-18 May 2012 

“The Strategic Confluence between Black Sea and Danube – the gate towards new innovative investment opportunities”

The second edition of the High Level Stakeholder Forum was organised under the aegis of the European Commission – DG MARE, with the support of BSEC Presidency and of the National Coordinator of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region – Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The structure of the Forum included an information, counseling and networking session, designed to recommend Social Media & Knowledge Management (KM) integrated solutions for a better promotion and access to the new financing programs, through implementing the EU Strategy for the Danube Region and the Black Sea Synergy.

For more information, please visit European Maritime Day 2012 website.

Romanian Banking Institute – Bucharest, 23-24 May 2013

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

The third edition of the High Level Stakeholder Forum was organised under the aegis of the European Commission – DG MARE, under the Honorary Patronage of the Irish EU Presidency and with the kind support of the Embassy of Austria in Romania.

The structure of the Forum included an two working and debate sections, a Project Market Place, and a Photo Exhibition.

For more information, please visit European Maritime Day 2013 website.

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