The 5th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region
The forum entitled "Innovative Flows - Water, Knowledge and Innovation in the Danube Region" focused on water management and research and innovation in the Danube region. The key question to be answered was how to best transform political commitment into operational policies and measures and the participants had the opportunity to discuss the results and future of the strategy.
Workshops of the 5th Annual Forum covered issues such as water management, knowledge society, governance of the Strategy or links to the EU funds. Slovakia and other Danube countries presented and shared their best projects and practical experience with modernisation of the vocational education and training system leading towards compatible systems of education and helping to reduce youth unemployment and address shortage of qualified work force in the region.
The forum also featured the "Scientific Support to the Danube Strategy" by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. They presented measures to be adopted in the implementation of the European water legislation, involving innovative wastewater treatment solutions. It also supports capacity building through collaboration among research, industry and communities in the Danube Region.
SEECEL's representatives were Ms Efka Heder, Director and Ms Maja Ljubić, Assistant Director.