Monday, January 19, 2015

Danube Transnational Programme 2014-2020

The Danube Programme will cover parts of 9 EU countries (Austria; Bulgaria; Croatia; Czech Republic; Germany (Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria) not whole territory; Hungary; Romania; Slovakia; Slovenia) and 5 non-EU countries (Bosnia and Herzegovina; the Republic of Moldova; Montenegro; Serbia; Ukraine (not whole territory), having the same geographical scope than the EU Strategy for the Danube Region.

DANUBE PROGRAMME DOCUMENTS

The text of the Danube Transnational Programme can be downloaded from here. The final version will be the one approved by the European Commission, which is envisaged to happen in mid 2015. An eight-page summary of the programme is also available for reference.

In addition, stakeholders may be interested in reading the Final Danube Territorial Analysis. scoping report together with an executive summary prepared for the Danube Transnational Programme in the framework of the Strategic Environmental Assessment was consulted with relevant national environmental authorities in accordance with Article 5(4) of the SEA Directive. These documents are available by clicking in this link.
Presentation of the Danube Programme representative in the SEE Annual Event 2014.

Intervention field

Innovative and socially responsible Danube region


Research and innovation activities in public research centres and centres of competence including networking - 3.095.245,13
Technology transfer and university-enterprise cooperation primarily benefiting SMEs  - 9.285.735,40
Cluster support and business networks primarily benefiting SMEs - 3.095.245,1
Research and innovation infrastructure, processes, technology transfer and cooperation in enterprises focusing on the low carbon economy and on resilience to climate change - 6.190.490,27
SME business development, support to entrepreneurship and incubation (including support to spin offs and spin outs) - 9.285.735,40  
Enhancing equal access to lifelong learning for all age groups in formal, non-formal and informal settings, upgrading the knowledge, skills and competences of the workforce, and promoting flexible learning pathways including through career guidance and validation of acquired competences - 15.476.225,67
Enhancing equal access to lifelong learning for all age groups in formal, non-formal and informal settings, upgrading the knowledge, skills and competences of the workforce, and promoting flexible learning pathways including through career guidance and validation of acquired competences - 15.476.225,67 

Form of finance
Priority axis  Code  Amount (EUR)
Non-repayable grant  61,904,902.70

European Regional Development Fund will be in charge,too, for 

Environment and culture responsible Danube region with investment priority: Conserving, protecting, promoting and developing cultural and natural heritage/

Sustainable use of natural and cultural heritage and resources 
(short title). 
Strengthen joint and integrated approaches to preserve and manage the diversity of natural and cultural heritage and resources in the Danube region as a basis for sustainable 
development and growth strategies. 
The main target groups are public and private actors who benefit from transnational 
achievements such as policy integration, knowledge transfer and capacity building, 
concrete solutions in the fields of sustainable tourism, leisure, culture and management 
and protection of natural resources. 
Beneficiaries are according to their legal form local, regional and national public authorities/institutions, bodies governed  by public law, EGTC, international organisations and private bodies. Beneficiaries comprise according to their thematic scope among others local, regional and national public authorities and organisations established and managed by public authorities responsible for environmental, tourist and cultural issues, sectoral agencies, regional development agencies, tourist operators, tourist information centres (points), regional tourism boards and museums,  research and development institutions, 
universities with research facilities, business support organisation (e.g. chamber of 
commerce, business innovations centres), higher education, education/training centre 
and school, private enterprises including SME. 
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