POPRI international is a competition for the best entrepreneurial idea among young people (high school students aged 14 to 18 and university students aged 18 to 29) from 9 countries of the Adriatic-Ionian macro-region (Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Kosovo, Northern Macedonia, Greece, Italy).

The competition started in Slovenia, where 3,494 participants (supported by more than 500 mentors and 300 institutions) have taken part in it so far. POPRI International enables young people to develop innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship.

As the pandemic strikes, cargo transport volumes could be reduced across the Danube Region. In their conclusions, Danube Ministers of Transport have acknowledged the need for further cooperation across the waterway.

The  European Maritime and Fisheries Fund launches a new call to support SMEs wanting to develop and bring to market new products, services, and business models  that could ultimately create profitable activities.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Montenegro organized the 10th meeting of the Thematic Steering Group for Pillar I – Blue Growth, under the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR). The meeting was supported by the European Integration Office – EUSAIR Facility Point Project Partner in Montenegro.The event took place on 14-15 November 2019 in Tivat (Montenegro).

Croatia has taken over the Presidency of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region on 28th October 2019 in Bucharest at the EUSDR National Forum.

Read the Croatian Presidency Programme for 2020 here.

The presidency organized a national kick-off event in Vukovar on 6th November 2019, where they presented the new programme. The conference represented the start of Croatia’s one-year EUSDR presidency, which will last until 31 October 2020.

The project called  “Bilingualism in the Functional Tri-Border Region AT-HU-SK” was born because the multilingualism at this territory became more and more important along the past years. Consequently, in the framework of the project the work team analysed the legal frames as well as the legal and administrative obstacles of the cross-border kindergarten and primary school attendance.

The “Final Consolidated Input Document of the Danube Countries for the Revision of the EUSDR Action Plan (V1)” was published. The document describes the strategic and operational framework and details the revised targets, actions and projects for the EUSDR.

In the framework of the project CB PUMP (Cross-Border Public Urban Mobility Plan) and financed by the European initiative B-Solutions, an analysis on the cross-border public transport in Gorizia, (Italia), Nova Gorica and Šempeter- Vrtojba (Slovenia) was prepared. 

You can read now the OECD Synthesis Report: Multi-level Governance and Cross-Sector Practices Supporting the EUSAIR and OECD National EUSAIR Multi-Level Governance Self-Assessment Tool. 

The European Comission published a call for grants on Maritime Spatial Planning with the object to support the Member States in setting up maritime spatial plans and ensuring plans are coherent and coordinated across the concerned marine regions. It is important that the plans have to be adopted in line with the MSP Directive and the applicants have to follow the set priorities.






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