The language used in macro-regional strategies (MRS) is full of abbreviations and can be difficult to understand for readers less acquainted with MRS. Therefore, the below table gives an overview of the most commonly used abbreviations and should support you in smooth reading while skimming through the EUSDR key documents section, EUSDR Implementation Reports, posts, newsletters, calendar entries and so on.

AF Annual Forum
AMF Asylum and Migration Fund
CBC Cross Border Cooperation
CEF Connecting Europe Facility
CF Cohesion Fund
CoR European Committee of the Regions
CoE Council of Europe
Council Council of the European Union
CPR Common Provisions Regulation
CSO Civil Society Organisation
D-LAP Danube Local Actors Platform
DSCF Danube Civil Society Forum
DG Directorate-General
DG REGIO Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy
DG NEAR Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations
DR Danube Region
DRC Danube Rectors’ Conference
DRP Danube Region Programme (former Danube Transnational Programme)
DSP Danube Strategy Point
DSTF Danube Sturgeon Task Force
DTP Danube Transnational Programme
DYC Danube Youth Council
DYN Danube Youth Network
DYON Danube Youth Organisations Network
EBRD European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
EC European Commission
EEAS European External Action Service
EEEF European Energy Efficiency Fund
EESC European Economic and Social Committee
EGD European Green Deal
EGTC European Grouping on Territorial Cooperation
EIB European Investment Bank
EIP WB Economic and Investment Plan for the Western Balkans
EP European Parliament
ERA European Research Area
ERDF European Regional Development Fund
ES European Semester
ESF+ European Social Fund plus
ESIF European Structural and Investment Funds
ESPON European Observation Network for Territorial Development and Cohesion
ETC European Territorial Cooperation
EU European Union
EUI European Urban Initiative
EUSAIR EU Strategy for the Adriatic-Ionian Region
EUSALP EU Strategy for the Alpine Region
EUSBSR EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region
EUSDR EU Strategy for the Danube Region
EU MRS Week EU Macro-Regional Strategies Week (organised by EC/DG REGIO)
GDPR General Data Protection Regulation
HLG High-Level Group
ICPDR International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River
IPA Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance
ISF Internal Security Fund
JASPERS Joint Assistance to Support Projects in European Regions
JRC European Commission Joint Research Centre
JTF Just Transition Fund
LoI Letter of Intent
LoM Letter of Merit
LoR Letter of Recommendation
MA Managing Authority
MFF Multiannual Financial Framework
MLG Multi-level governance
MRS Macro-regional strategies
MRS HLG Macro-regional strategies High-Level Group
MS Member States
NC National Coordinator
NDICI Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (former ENI)
NGO Non-governmental organisation
NUTS Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics
OECD Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
OP Operational Programme
PA Priority Area
PAC Priority Area Coordinator
PCY Presidency
PPP Public Private Partnership
R&D Research and Development
REACT-EU Recovery Assistance for Cohesion and the Territories of Europe
RoP Rules of Procedure
RTD Research and Technology Development
SBS Sea Basin Strategy
SDG Sustainable Development Goal
SG Steering Group
SME Small and medium-sized enterprises
SWD Staff Working Document
TA 2030 Territorial Agenda 2030
TENT-T Trans-European Transport Network
TF Task Force
TRIO/TRIO-PCY Incumbent, past and future Presidency of the EUSDR
UN United Nations
UNDP United Nations Development Programme
WG Working Group