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

Up-coming events and projects of the "Black Sea - Danube Regional Network for Innovation":

Delta Expo     Invitation - Business Workshop, 23 June 2011.

23-26 June 2011
"Danube & Delta International fair for the development of Danube macro-region"
DUNAREA & DELTA - Targ international pentru dezvoltarea macro-regiunii Dunarea

The first Business Workshop organised by the Black Sea - Danube Regional Network for Innovation, entitled "Black Sea - Danube Regional Network for Innovation - national integrator of European financed projects", will take place on Thursday, 23 June 2011, at the Press Centre of ROMEXPO, within the International Fair DANUBE & DELTA 2011, event under the patronage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and with the support of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania.

Grand Hotel Eforie Nord     Summer School

The first Information, Training and Networking Session organised by the Regional Network, entitled: "Policies and Management of EU Funds and Projects for Innovation in the Danube Region and the Black Sea Basin", will take place at the SPA Complex Grand Hotel - Eforie Nord, in the period 3-8 July 2011.

On the occasion of the

European Maritime Day in Romania - 2011

we organise the first edition of the

International Regional Fair

"Stronger Black Sea-Danube Region Partnership through Social-Economic Innovation and Regional Sustainable Development",
to be deployed in Bucharest - Romania, in the period 19-21 May 2011.

Salonul Brancovenesc - Palatul Parlamentului

Palace of the Parliament

"Salonul Brancovenesc"

Izvor Gate, S2 entrance

Bucharest, 19-21 May 2011

This is 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.


Special Guest Speakers:

Ambasador Dr. Liviu BOTA
Ambassador Liviu BOTA
Ex-Deputy Secretary General of United Nations Organisation
Honorary President of EUROLINK-House of Europe

Daniela GRITTI
Daniela GRITTI
European Commission

Jean Yves PRAX

Jean-Yves PRAX
Polia Consulting Group

Dr. Ionut PURICA
Dr. Ionut PURICA
Academy of Romania

Dr. Erich WENDL
Dr. Erich WENDL
European Academy - Vienna

Prof. Alexandru LAZESCU
TVR President

Dr. Corneliu BOCAI
Romanian Naval Forces

Prof. Verginia VEDINAS
Romanian Court of Accounts

Detente Consultants (Paris)


GTZ Consultant

FNTM President

Columnist "CAPITAL"

The menu of the EU funding opportunities at your disposal:

  • "Social Innovation Europe" Initiative: the Social Innovation Coalition (Euclid Network)
  • CIP - Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme 2007-2013
  • Black Sea Basin Joint Operational Programme 2007-2013 (second call for projects)
  • Structural Funds - promoting innovation within enterprises (ANCS)
  • Black Sea Trade and Development Bank
  • The projects of the Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution
  • JEREMIE Programme
  • European Investment Bank
  • The funding schemes to be launched through EU adoption of the two programatic documents: Black Sea Strategy and Strategy for the Danube Region (June 2011)

Priority projects for the further key-fields:

  1. transportation infrastructure, navigation on internal rivers and within the Black Sea Basin;
  2. promotion of IT & C technologies, new Knowledge Management and new valid social policies;
  3. sustainable development, especially in the filed of tourism and cultural patrimony;
  4. combating environmental major risks and new energetic solutions to be implemented.

Stakeholders - essential actors:

arrow   The consultancy dimension / community has to play a crucial role.

arrow   Even from the programming phase, the business environment could not afford to miss the opportunity to get involved.

arrow   An extensive institutional lobby is to be exerced on political and administrative decision-makers from national and EU institutions, in order that the projects become a reality.


Working style:

The new EU implementation framework highly requires a partnership working style (within large consortia) and, therefore, a prompt partners' search, identification of common interests and responsibilities to be reunited and managed.


EU Maritime Day 2011

European Maritime Day in the European Union

The European Maritime Day is celebrated annually across Europe on 20 May. It shows the importance of the sea and oceans for everyday life, both in coastal communities and in landlocked areas across Europe. It also highlights the opportunities and challenges currently facing maritime regions and sectors.

The Maritime Day was officially launched on 20 May 2008 in Strasbourg, where the leaders of the European Union signed a Joint Tripartite Declaration establishing it.


European Maritime Day in Romania - 2011

European Maritime Day in Romania

Salonul Brancovenesc - Palatul Parlamentului

Palace of the Parliament

"Salonul Brancovenesc"

Izvor Gate, S2 entrance

Bucharest, 19-21 May 2011


EUROLINK-House of Europe logo

EUROLINK-House of Europe Foundation
- a Romanian NGO established in March 1997. The foundation operates as an independent and non-partisan educational / information agency, aimed to deepen and to promote the European Idea and the aspirations of a United Europe.





under the Honorary Patronage of the

Romanian Chairmanship of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation logo

Chairmanship of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC), ensured by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania.


and in Partnership with

National Coordinator of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania

Organising Consortium

The Organising Consortium of the Regional Fair (provisional list):

Structure of the Regional Fair:

Official Opening Ceremony - in the presence of the honorary and special guests, speakers, sponsors, media partners and participants.

Workshop 1. "Social & Economic EU pro-Innovation Policies and Initiatives"

Workshop 2. "Sustainable Development through an Effective Regional Co-operation"

Workshop 3. "Knowledge Management - profitable vector for innovation within the business companies and public organisations."

Workshop 4. "Dilemmas, Challenges and Perspectives of the Environmental Protection within Black Sea Basin and the Danube Region"

Special Exhibition Stands - the participating companies, organizations and regional networks will benefit of the opportunity to promote their own materials, initiatives and further need for cooperation.

Business Matching Point - aimed to encourage the networking and the negotiation between current and new potential partners. The participants will meet around a fixed point and they will have free internet access, business information and space for discussion and negotiation.

Black Sea - Danubian Social & Economic Innovator Trophy

Awarding Ceremony - the Trophies: "Black Sea - Danubian Social & Economic Innovator"


  • regional networks and partnerships (public-private, cross-border organizations and projects, groups and inter-disciplinary academic institutions);
  • consulting agencies and professional associations;
  • other business interest groups, national and bilateral chambers of commerce;
  • diplomatic representations in Romania and their commercial offices;
  • journalists
  • leading representatives of the NGO sector.

Other Venues:

The sections of the Regional Fair will also take place in the following locations in Bucharest:

Romanian Diplomatic Institute logo
Romanian Diplomatic Institute
of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Academy of Romania