Two years after the official launching of the national association “Local Communities along the Danube River” (CLDR Romania) – which in the meantime was affiliated to the Council of Danube Cities and Regions (CoDCR – Vienna) -, on the 22nd of September 2016, at the Senate of Romania, will take place a consultation with stakeholders from the public and private sector regarding the completion and harmonisation of the legal and institutional framework concerning the correlation of urban development with that of infrastructure and port activities, with impact in particular on tourism and local development along the lower Danube.

Task Force SUERDMeanwhile, thanks to a joint initiative of government and non – government entities, with the support and participation of the Ministry of European Funds, Ministry of Economy and Ministry of Regional Development through the National Authority for Tourism (ANT), an EUSDR Task Force was created, dedicate to a better concentration of efforts on the promotion and the implementation of the Danube Strategy, as well as on the identification of the opportunities of EU funding for major macro-regional projects , especially for an optimal preparation of the Romanian participation to the EUSDR Annual Forum (Bratislava , 2016).

In this context, under the Patronage of the European Affairs Committee of the Senate of Romania, courtesy of Mr. Senator Octavian MOTOC, on Thursday, September 22, 2016, Hall “Avram Iancu” in the Senate will be held the National Conference “Sustainable urban integrated port and tourist – EU funding opportunities”.




11.30 – 12.30 Registration of participants.

Vin d’Honneur

12.30 – 14.00 Part I: Legislative and institutional gaps and obstacles regarding the  stimulation of the co-operation between decision-makers involved in the urban and port development / innovation – Executive Summary submitted to the guests and participants on behalf of CLDR


  • Dr. Octavian ȘERBAN -Ministry of European Funds

  • Sever AVRAM – CLDR Romania

Guests & Speakers:

  • Senate of Romania – Senator Octavian MOTOC

  • Chamber of Deputies – Deputy Mihai TARARACHE

  • CLDR Romania – Mayor Viorel POPESCU

  • Legislative Council – President Dragoș ILIESCU (or representative)

  • Cabinet of the Prime Minister  – State Counselor Victor GIOSAN

  • National Authority for Tourism (ANT) – President Anca NEDEA PAVEL

  • Ministry for Public Consultation and Civic Dialogue – State Secretary Mihai LISEȚCHI

  • Ministry of Economy- Director Marius ANDRA

  • Ministry of Transport – State Secretary Ion TROCARU (or representative)

  • Danubius Academic Consortium – Rector Andy PUȘCĂ, Danubius University Galati

14.00 – 14.30 Awarding Ceremony – Diplomas of Excellence ”Integrated Development: Danube – Black Sea”

14.30 – 16.00 Part II: Pro- active measures and solutions regarding the promotion of a new style of co-operation through the Community of Practice for Integral Innovation. Current EU funding opportunities through Technology Transfer Centres (POR ) , Grant Expert, Business Angels etc.

16.00 – 16.15 The official launching of the new on-line postgraduate program “The Management of Bio-Economy, Innovation and Governance”

16.30 – 17.00 Final remarks.

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