|Author (Corporate)||European Commission|
|Series Details||COM (2013) 181|
Report published by the European Commission in April 2013 concerning the implementation of the European Union's Strategy for the Danube Region.
The Strategy provides a integrated framework for countries and regions to address issues which cannot be handled satisfactorily in an isolated way, but instead require transnational strategic approaches, projects and networking. It allows for better cooperation to improve the effectiveness, leverage and impact of policies, at EU, national and local level, utilising existing policies and programmes and creating synergies between them.
The development of a Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) followed a request from the European Council in June 2009. The European Commission adopted a dedicated Communication in December 2010. In April 2011, the Council of the European Union endorsed the Communication with its annexed Action Plan, which identifies concrete actions and examples of projects in 11 thematic Priority Areas.
The Strategy operates at an intermediate level between national and EU-wide work on topics such as research and innovation, migration or security. It strengthens the integration of countries with the EU, and brings countries in the Western Balkans, Moldova and regions of the Ukraine closer to the Union.
|Subject Categories||Internal Markets|
|Subject Tags||Regional Dimension|
|Keywords||Macro-Regional Strategies [MRS]
|Countries / Regions||Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Germany, Hungary, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|