High Level Forum

The Forum will be organised with the support of the European Affairs Committee of the Senate of Romania – having as a Chairman Senator Octavian MOTOC and as a Honorary Guest the EUSDR National Coordinator – Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Silvia DAVIDOIU –, of the Institute for Popular Studies, of other authorities and institutions motivated to relaunch the process of industrialisation for Romanian in the new context of SMART Specialisations process and of cross-border and transnational co-operation.

The key-goal of the Forum is to largely promote and demonstrate the advantages of the transnational co-operation at the level of the Danube Region, and under the aegis of EUSDR. This requires to coagulate the most advanced mechanisms and methods through the emergence of the “communities of practices”, the internationalisation of clusters, the industrial renaissance of the most promising branches and the foundation of an integral innovation hub at the level of stakeholders of public and private sectors of the Lower Danube and the Black Sea Littoral.

The establishing and enforcing of the Danubian Community of Practices in favour of Innovation, as a concept taken from Knowledge Management theory, represents a continuation of the efforts started through the creation of the Inter-Academic Cooperation Centre (Palace of the Parliament, September 2015) and  specifically refers to the implementation of a mechanism of exchanging ideas, good practices and working methods, aimed to share knowledge between the involved members. This mechanism will allow the increasing of innovation impact on the social-economic competitiveness and on the quality of life of a larger group of citizens within the macro-region.



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Thursday, 14 April 2016
Palace of the Parliament – Senate of Romania – “Avram Iancu” Hall

11.30-12.30 Welcome and registration of participants

  • Vin d’Honneur offered in partnership with the Romanian Sommeliers Association

12.30-14.00 Official Opening and messages on the behalf of the following institutions:

  • Danubius Academic Consortium (DAC)
  • Embassy of Austria – ADVANTAGE Austria
  • Embassy of Slovakia in Bucharest
  • Senate of Romania
  • Chamber of Deputies
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs – EUSDR National Coordinator
  • Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration
  • Ministry of European Funds
  • Ministry of Communications and Informational Society
  • Romanian Academy
  • Institute of Popular Studies
  • “Local Communities along the Danube River” Association (CLDR Romania)
  • EUSDR International Honorary Chair “Jean Bart” (CIO-SUERD)
  • Other representatives of the institutional Partners and Sponsors

14.00-14.30 Awarding Ceremony of the Title “Innovator  Investor in the Black Sea – Danube Region”

14.30-16.00 Section I, co-moderated by Prof. George TEODORESCU

  • The role of DAC in the process of harmonising integral innovation in the context of Danube Region
  • Best practices presentations, study-cases and initiatives for the participation of the stakeholders in the Lower Danube to the process of industrial renaissance and innovation
  • Questions and answers

Special Guests & Speakers:
Senator Wolfgang WOLF, LVI-BW Representative – Association of Industries of Baden Wurttemberg
Mr Sebastian METZ – Director General, Romanian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Prof. George TEODORESCU – DAC Representative – Danubius Academic Consortium (Germany)
Dr. Costin LIANU – USH Pro Business Center

16.00-17.30 Section II, co-moderated by Prof. Sever AVRAM

  • Launching the initiative of establishing a virtual Community of Practice (CoP) of the Lower Danube – a soft instrument for intensifying the knowledge sharing and the increasing of the success rate for the projects submitted by Romania and its cross-border partners
  • Recommendations and conclusions

Special Guests & Speakers:
Dr. Octavian ȘERBAN – Knowledge Management Institute-Knomacons Romania
Prof. Andy PUȘCĂ – Danubius University in Galati
Prof. Teclu CODREȘI – “Romanian Ecological Action” Foundation – Craiova


Friday, 15 April 2016

09.30 – 13.00 Practical Sessions for networking and documentation visits to CLDR members:

National Institute of Research and Development for Mechatronics and Measurement Technique (INCDMTM)

Venue: Sos Pantelimon 6-8 Sector 2, Bucuresti

09.15 – 09.30 Arrival
09.30 – 09.45 Welcome Speech – Prof. Gheorghe GHEORGHE
09.50 – 10.15 Video Presentation INCDMTM
10.15 – 11.00 Short interventions of the invited specialists
11.00 – 11.45 Guided Visit to the research laboratories of INCDMTM
11.50 – 12.00 Signing the INCDMTM Book of Honor
12.00 – 12.30 Coffee break and networking
12.30 – 12.40 Concluding Partnership Agreements

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