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Opportunities for co-operation within major innovative transnational project through the Danube-Black Sea Macro-Regional Hub

In the period 1-2 February 2019, in Constanta, it took place the founding reunion of the Danube-Black Sea Macro-Regional Hub, as an initiative of the ”Local Communities along the Danube River” Association (CLDR) in partnership with Cluj IT Cluster. The last one coordinates a group of 30 clusters in the Balcanic area, Black Sea Basin and Baltic Region. The mission of this Hub mainly consists in contributing to the macro-regional innovation through territorial co-operation and developing transnational projects according to the Smart Regional Specialisations and subsequent to the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) and to the other strategic documents.

The participants to the founding reunion of the Danube-Black Sea Macro-Regional Hub were: CLDR Association – member of CoDCR (Vienna), Cluj IT Cluster – composed from four universities and some other business companies in the region, Maritime University in Constanta, University of Craiova, Western University in Timisoara, Spiru Haret University, PrelMet Transilvania Cluster – composed from three universities, two municipalities and numerous SMEs from the Central Romanian Region, National Institute of Research and Development in Mechatronics and Measurement Technique, Archdiocese of Craiova, Ecological Action Romania Foundation, ”24Pharte” Association – Prahova County, URBASOFIA Agency and CIO-SUERD ”Jean Bart” – project founded by EUROLINK-House of Europe Foundation in partnership with the Romanian Academy.

This already function structure is not a closed one. Through an affiliation request, addressed to the Hub Presidency, currently ensured by Cluj IT Cluster, other universities, research centres or motivated entities may join in view of involving within major project consortia.

Within the same context, the thematic areas have been presented and debated in relation with the financing opportunities for the next period. A special focus was addressed to the mixt between various interdisciplinary knowledge and action fields with the transformative digitalisation approach.

Also, on February 1st 2019, CLDR Association deployed the General Assembly reunion. This event provided the activity report in 2018. Meanwhile, a new leadership of the Association was elected. The CLDR Presidency was assumed by the Maritime University in Constanta through its Vice-Rector Gabriel RAICU, and the Executive President was re-elected the Danube Regional Commissioner on behalf od CLDR, Mr. Sever AVRAM

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For conformity,

CLDR Association

Press Release – 5 February 2019


Danube Commissioner

To the attention of CLDR Members and Partners 

Dear Mr Avram,

As agreed over the phone, please let me send you enclosed the Ulm Declaration, which was adopted at the CoDCR meeting at the margins of the 4th Annual Forum of the EUSDR. The call for Danube Commssioners was reiterated by Lord Mayor Ivo Gönner at the Annual Forum.

Danube Commissioners can prove to be a useful tool for EUSDR implementation since they
– Are committed to the Strategy;
– Are able to make use of English as working language;
– Are motivated to bring the Strategy on the ground and to promote it through concrete projects;
– Make use of electronic communication and media.

We look forward to the results of your talks with the Romanian government officials.

We wish you a happy new year!

Kind regards,
Jörg Mirtl
EU Strategy for the Danube Region – Priority Area 10 „Institutional Capacity and Cooperation“
Urban Platform Danube Region


Launching the Pact for Industrial Renaissance in the Galati-Braila area


Launching the Pact for Industrial Renaissance in the Galati-Braila area through the “DANUBE KNOWLEDGE & INNOVATION UNIVERSITY”

As a follow-up of the election, at the EUSDR Forum in Ulm, of the CLDR Association within the Executive Board of CoDCR and within the Board of Danubius Academic Consortium, on the 19th of November 2015, at the headquarters of the Danubius University in Galati, it was organised a Reunion dedicated to the establishing of the action ways and major projects to be submitted to Brussels by the member clusters and other CLDR entities.

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