Dear Mayors,

Dear colleagues and friends,

On the occasion of the 6h Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region, the 10th European Conference of the Danube Cities and Regions will be held on Tuesday, 17th  October and Wednesday, 18th  October 2017, in Budapest.

We are pleased to send you attached the following documents:

  • the AGENDA (Draft) of the conference;
  • a CONFIRMATION form – please complete and submit it until 6th October 2017 to:

Important note: In order to participate in the 10th European Conference of the Danube Cities and Regions, we recommend you to register at the 6th Annual Forum on the EU Strategy for the Danube Region: Registration opens on 1 August 2017.

The City of Budapest will provide the registered participants of the conference with a complimentary 72 – hour Budapest Card for the time of the conference. You will be able to register for the card with a personalised code to be sent by e-mail. More details will follow later. Find below the link with information on the services offered by Budapest Card:

We look forward to meeting you in Budapest!

Kind regards,

Peter Langer

General Coordinator of the Council of Danube Cities and Regions

 The Council of Danube Cities and Regions (CoDCR)

The Council of Danube Cities and Regions (CoDCR) is a platform for municipalities and regional government and a network that communicates its members’ interest towards other political institutions. It serves also as a communication platform to exchange experiences and work together on solutions. In the interest of its members the CoDCR also develops projects often related to education, the environment, culture and tourism, economic development and civil society.

Launch of EuroAccess Danube Region

EuroAccess Danube Region is an online information and search tool on EU-funding available in the Danube Region, that can be used as support for the implementation of the Action Plan of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) in the period 2014-2020. The Vienna-based Priority Area Coordinator of Priority Area 10 (PAC10) “To step up institutional capacity and cooperation” of the EUSDR has been entrusted by the European Commission to implement the project EuroAccess Danube Region, within the Danube Implementation Facility. The action contributes to action 7 of PA10 in the EUSDR Action Plan: “to review bottlenecks relating to the low absorption rate of EU funds and to ensure better coordination of funding”.


Danube Conferences on Culture


The Danube Conferences on Culture series is an intiative of the State of Baden-Württemberg related to the EU Strategy for the Danube Region. It started in Ulm (2013) and in the upcoming years it moved to Novi Sad (2014), Timişoara (2015) and Ruse (2016) – in successful cooperation with these municipalities. The main goal of the conferences is to exchange experiences involving cultural work in the Danube region, to introduce implemented and promising projects, to discuss questions of cultural policy and to vitalize the chances of our region of a wide cultural diversity by multinational cooperation.


The aim of the EEDF – EUROPEAN ECONOMIC DANUBE FORUM is to bring new ideas and visions for the Danube Region into economic reality. This is achieved by linking economic enterprises with political, social and academic institutions and official bodies. The SENATE DER WIRTSCHAFT (Economic Senate) of Austria and SECI (Southeast European Cooperative Initiative) organises the annual EEDF event in Astria to provide a platform for SMEs as well as larger corporations and relevant decision makers of political and other respective bodies.