The Strategic Confluence between Black Sea and Danube -
the gate towards new innovative investment opportunities


In favor of a new approach and change of mentalities in the Black Sea Basin and its related most important affluent, the Danube River, a large diversity of international/regional cross-border organisations, networks, initiatives and new financial opportunities has arisen.

However, in carrying our joint current projects and new initiatives in these regions, the main obstacles are represented by:

  • the complicated institutional structural framework;
  • the difficult access to relevant and prompt information;
  • the still low level of understanding and interest from business, administrations and NGOs in creating and properly using a shared information, learning and knowledge space.

How to trespass ASAP such obstacles?

Following the exceptional recommendations/orientations of the European Commission, as well as existing strategic documents/action plans, is highly needed not to invent or reinvent new labels, mechanisms or empty institutions, but to exert a clearly focused European/transnational lobby with and between most relevant stakeholders, activating joint working/steering committees aimed to coordinate quite innovative programmes.

In this respect, all present or possible IFIs (International Financial Institutions), innovative tools, NGO platforms, resource centres, facilities, stakeholders' networks, transparency and anti -corruption bodies are to be considered.

So, let us to start to innovate together, uniting Danube Region with Black Sea Basin and other interest related geo-political and economic areas of the Mediterranean, Caspic and North Sea.

Main objective of the Highe Level Stakeholder Forum:

The event is framed within the objectives promoted by the Integrated Maritime Policy, Black Sea Synergy and the Black Sea Environment Partnership, also in conjunction with the recent EU Strategy for the Danube Region.

The specific objectives of the event are:

  • to advocate together with the most relevant Black Sea Basin and its related Danubian Region protagonists in favor of the most interesting co-operation innovative ideas, initiatives, national / international projects, regional networks, in the fields of:
    social-economic competitiveness,
    sustainable and tourism development,
    environment and cultural patrimony's protection,
    equal opportunities policies.
  • to encourage the ad-hoc or further establishing of new partnerships, networks and project consortia, focused on the new European Maritime Policy and the related joint European and international financial opportunities designed for the Black Sea and Danube Region.

"Black Sea - Danube Regional Network for Social & Economic Innovation"

Through the institutional partnership with the Office of the National Coordinator for the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and with the support of the BSEC Chairmanship, the "Black Sea - Danube Regional Network for Social & Economic Innovation", established on the occasion of the European Maritime Day 2011, is destined to become the FIRST INTEGRATOR OF PUBLIC-PRIVATE PROJECTS in this geo-economic are.

Under the Honorary Chairmanship of the ex-Deputy Secretary General of United Nations, H.E. Ambassador Liviu BOTA, the Regional Network already established a Regional Center of Excellence, in order to connect the Romanian beneficiaries to various sources of EU funding and to consistently promote the priority projects of the business sector/academia, especially with the help of prestigious institutions such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Romanian Academy and the National Agency for Scientific Research.

In this respect, as technical coordinator, EUROLINK-House of Europe will ensure 7 types of benefits for its Corporate Members:

  1. Prime quality insight information on the partnership, financing and application concrete opportunities in the entire area of EU current or further programmes.
  2. Adequate representation of interests (institutional lobby) related to the central EU institutions, from the joint committees within the concerned Member States, and other innovation networks in Europe, as EUCLID (London), the European Institute for Innovation and Technology (Budapest) etc.
  3. Advocacy in favor the most exciting initiatives and projects until their short listing between the financing EU/international priorities.
  4. Flexible negotiations mechanism with cross-border or transnational motivated potential partners in order to be involved within further consortia or contractors within projects.
  5. Rapid and creative incubation of the most innovative ideas through rendering more fluent the know-how transfer, the multiplication of good practices and precedent results, knowledge sharing within our Network and sub-collaborative networks to be established.
  6. Public and balanced visibility in order to mobilise and generate loyal stakeholders, including deploying consultations, debates, training and networking sessions.
  7. Internal network inter-communication and PR within our Network, as well as with the other levels of co-lateral public or private actors which are becoming crucial within the strategic development of operations.

In order to benefit of all these competitive advantages, you are invited to enroll just NOW or ask more details at, or phone./fax: +4021.2304997.

Open Competition

A multi-national competition is officially 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.

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