“Danubian Young Leaders Academy”

 Empowering & Partnership in the Danube Macro-Region

Danubian Young Leaders Academy

Palace of the Parliament / Romanian Academy
24-25 September 2015

Short description:
On the occasion of the visit of the EUSDR European Coordinator on the behalf of the European Commission, Mr. Marco ONIDA (Head of Unit, DG REGIO), with the kind support of the Senate of Romania and of the Romanian Academy, we will organise a new Reunion of the Working Groups established by CLDR Romania and of other related Danube stakeholders.

This new project takes place one year after the official launching of the CLDR Association, at the Senate of Romania.

The deployment of the event is co-chaired by Senator Octavian MOTOC, Member of the European Affairs Committee of the Senate of Romania and it enjoys of the kind support of the MPs Group of the national Parliaments and of the European Parliament in favour of EUSDR implementation (recently established in Belgrade)

Special Guests (provisional list):

  • EUSDR Coordinator  – Mr. Marco ONIDA
  • CoDCR General Coordinator – Mr Peter LANGER
  • Resident Representative European Investment Bank – Mr Flavio SCHIAVO CAMPO
  • EUSDR National Coordinator Department (Ministry of Foreign Affars) – Dr. Valentin PANAIT
  • EUSDR PA 3 Coordinator (Ministry of Regional Development) – Dr. Teofil GHERCA
  • Coordinator of the Center of Technology Sofia – Mr Jurgen EISELE
    President of the Social & Health Tourism Association – Mr Jamil BENABDALLAH
  • Director of the Biodiversity Centre – Romanian Academy – Acad. Alexandru T. BOGDAN
  • Vicepresident of CLDR Romania / Spiru Haret University – Prof. dr. Gheorghe DUDA
  • President of CODATU Association – Prof. dr. Valentin ANTON
  • Executive Director of Magurele High Tech Cluster – Mr Dragos SEULEANU
  • President of Knowledge Management Institute Romania – Dr. Octavian SERBAN
  • Senior Advisor CLUSTERO Association – Mrs Christina LEUCUTA
  • Coordinator EU and international programs and Projects within Export Council – Romanian Trade Development Network – Prof. Costin LIANU
  • Director “Comunicatii Mobile” magazine – Mr Ion VACIU
  • General Coordinator of the EUSDR Honorary Chair “Jean Bart” – Associate Prof. Sever AVRAM

Agenda of the event:

First Day – Thursday, 24 September 2015

Senate of Romania – Palace of the Parliament

“Mihail Kogalniceanu” Hall 

13.00h – 14.00h Registration of participants

14.00h – 17.00h

“Danubian Young Leaders Academy”

  • The set-up of the Inter-Academic Cooperation Centre in favour of the involvement of the young generation in as much as possible Danubian projects and business. This event combines information and training presentations aimed to instruct and select the young experts’ groups at sub-regional level (Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia) regarding the establishing of multinational consortia of partners  and the implementation of future projects under the aegis of EUSDR with a focus on a better valuation of the natural, economic, social and human capital.
  • The deepening of the four pillars and the 11 priority areas of the strategy in order to create appropriate expertise of the young experts for the implementation of targets and actions designed by the European Commission and the 14 Member States for each axis.
  • Increasing the role of universities and clusters, as the motor of European innovation, through transposing the recommendation of the European Commission concerning the “European Industrial Renaissance” in the Danubian macro-regional context
  • Awarding the Certificates and Networking Session


Second Day – Friday, 25 September 2015

Senate of Romania – Palace of the Parliament

“Avram Iancu” Hall

Special Guest & Speaker: EUSDR General Coordinator – European Commissio-DG REGIO, Mr. Marco ONIDA

9.30h – 11.00h

Consultation and debate mainly on the two new initiatives promoted under the aegis of EUSDR within the Strategic Investment Plan and of the Transnational Programme “Danube”

  • Advancing the natural-cultural-historic heritage of the Danube through accessibility – CODATU Association/METROUL SA
  • Major projects and strategic investments of the Danubian local communities – CLDR Association

11.00h – 11.30h Networking Cocktail

11.30h – 12.30h

Presentation and adoption of a Call-Declaration in the presence of Danubian Mayors supporting the two initiatives / priority major projects

13.00h – 15.00h

Exploratory visits to the head-quarters of “METROUL” Institute in Bucharest.


Registration of maximum 15 participants is possible until the latest 21 September 2015.

Selection criteria: young people (20 – 40 years old), who can demonstrate their personal interest in Danubian studies and affairs.