IMG 20170309 194148Today, on 12th March 12th Steering Group (SG) Meeting of the Priority Area 10 – Institutional Capacity and Cooperation of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR), hosted by the City of Vienna took place at the representation of Baden- Wurttemberg in Berlin, held on the side-lines of the Donausalon.

PA10 Steering Group members had the opportunity to participate at the Donausalon, the opening of congress part of the ITB Berlin 2017 on Thursday Evening. Slovenia as the “Convention and Culture Partner ITB Berlin 2017” coloured the event in green. Slovenian State Secretary at the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology Ms Eva Štravs Podlogar took the Danube river basin as an example and expressed readiness for further cooperation. The highlight of the evening was the National Geographic World Legacy Award won by the Slovenian Tourist Board in destination leadership category.

The PA10 SG meeting on Friday addressed several important items, from state of play in participating countries, Annual Forum, update on macroregional cooperation and Commission’s report, DSP closure, Seed Money Facility call, DSPF call to PA10 workplan in 2017. Two successful projects from the 1st DTP call were also presented – AgriGoForCities and Attracitve Danube project. The next PA 10 SG meeting will be held in November at Jable Castle and hosted by CEP.