Under the Honorary Patronage of the Chairmanship of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC)

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

International Competition

The General Aim of the Competiton:

to contribute to an increased social and economic transformation and integration of the linked European regions - Black Sea Basin and Danube Region - through a smarter use and reward of its human innovation potential.

Specific objectives:

We are openely inspired and determinated to transfer and adapt to our region the seven pillars of Social Innovation (as described and promoted by EUCLID Network):

  1. Creativity
  2. Combining citizen engagement (value-based action)
  3. Multi-stakeholder approach
  4. Network society
  5. New technologies
  6. Just-do-it culture
  7. Risk-taking spirit

In this spirit, we plan:

  • using concrete examples and study-cases, to anticipate and make presure on the further EU reforms and planning of European financial programmes concerning the Black Sea and Danube related major and average projects and cross-border networks;
  • to introduce, facilitate and promote knowledeg-sharing and partneship's way of thinking and action in the two regions, better using the newest technologies.

In order to motivate and help especially the civil society and academic innovators, the Competition represents an international call for most innovative ideas, past experiences and networks' ways of action to be better known and transfered at a much larger escale in the two regions.

Black Sea - Danubian Social & Economic Innovator Trophy

Gratefulness for winners:

The Regional Fair Competition awarded 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.

The winners are:

  • Crama Oprisor
  • Administratia Fluviala a Dunarii de Jos - Galati
  • Consiliul Judetean Vrancea
  • EUCLID Network Londra
  • European Academy Vienna
  • Fundatia Nationala a Tinerilor Manageri (FNTM)
  • Institutul National de Cercetare-Dezvoltare pentru Metale Neferoase si Rare - IMNR
  • Steinbeis Transfer Network Stuttgart
  • Televiziunea Romana
  • Ministerul Mediului si Padurilor
  • Institutul National de Cercetare-Dezvoltare pentru Geologie si Geoecologie Marina - GeoEcoMar
  • Universitatea de Vest "Vasile Goldis" din Arad si Centrul de Studii pentru Biodiversitate Agrosilvica al Academiei Romane

The following Trophies were awarded to personalities for their professional activity supporting social and economic innovation in the Danube Region and the Black Sea Basin:

  • the National Coordinator of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region - Ambassador Viorel ARDELEANU
  • the representative of the Romanian Chairmanship of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (MFA) - Director Alexandru ENE
  • the Rector of the the Romanian University of Sciences and Arts "Gheorghe Cristea"- Prof. Univ. Dr. Eng. Lidia CRISTEA
  • the Executive Director of the Advisory Centre for Energy and Environment - Dr. Ionut PURICA

Committee of Selection

The International Committee of Selection is chaired by Ambassador Dr. Liviu BOTA - ex-Deputy Secretary General of United Nations Organisation / Honorary President of EUROLINK-House of Europe