26 June 2019 | Bucharest, Romania
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26 June 2019
Bucharest, Romania
EUSDR 8th Annual Forum - B2B Sessions

Welcome to

The 2019 EUSDR Annual Forum - B2B Sessions

As a key event of the 2019 EUSDR Presidency, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania, the European Commission and the Danube Transnational Programme are jointly organizing the 8th Annual Forum on the 27th – 28th of June 2019 in Bucharest under the motto: “Building cohesion for a shared prosperity in the Danube Region”.

The event is organized with the technical support of the Danube Strategy Point. The 2019 EUSDR Annual Forum agenda will focus on competitiveness, connectivity and regional mobility, as well as on links between Macro-regional Strategies and Cohesion and also on the possibilities of creating synergies that can result in a better embedment of EUSDR into future EU programs and policies.

For updated agenda, side-events and registration please check the www.suerd.gov.ro/en website.

IMPORTANT! The registration to the B2B sessions, from 19 to 23 June, is open only to the participants who has registered for accreditation, until 18th June 2019.



Cultural heritage

Education of people on the value of natural assets, ecosystems and the services they provide

Energy efficiency and renewable energy

Energy infrastructure

Energy markets

Inland waterway transport

Multimodal links

Preservation and improvement of the quality of soils

Preservation of biodiversity and landscapes

Rail, road and air transport




Cooperation and exchange of knowledge between SMEs, academia and the public sector

Business support to strengthen the capacities of SMEs for cooperation and trade

To support enterprises through high performing training and qualification schemes

Effective implementation of measures provided under the Small Business Act for Europe

Competitiveness of rural areas and of the agricultural sector

Improvement of framework conditions for SMEs

Enhancing performance of education systems through closer cooperation of education institutions, systems and policies

Cooperation between key stakeholders of labour market, education and research policies

Mobility of workers, researchers and students

Lifelong learning (LLL) policies and best practice sharing

Fight poverty and social exclusion of marginalised communities in the Danube Region, especially the Roma communities

Implementing the flagship initiative “Innovation Union of the Europe 2020 Strategy”

Stimulation of innovative ideas and their wide validation in the field of the Information Society, using the concept of Living Labs



Cooling and ventilation equipment

Saving water in intensive industrial manufacturing

Sewage facilities & services

Techniques for the re-use of water

Treatment and disposal


Institutional capacity and public service

Trust of the citizens and stakeholders in political authorities

Information flow and exchange

Administrative cooperation of communities living in border regions

Administrative cooperation of qualifications of law enforcement

Well-functioning border-management systems

Managing migration issues in the Danube Region

Cross-sector policy coordination to address demographic and migration challenges

Better coordination of national, regional and EU funds to stimulate excellence in research and development

Strategy development improve the provision and uptake of Information and Communication Technologies


Palace of the Parliament (Bucharest, Romania)

Organised by


Belgium 1
Bulgaria 3
Romania 27
Total 31


Company (SME) 7
Company (Industry) 2
University 1
R&D Institution 2
Association/Agency 13
Authority/Government 1
Start-up 1
Other 4
Total 31