Network, ongoing since 2021
Submitted by / EUSDR Priority Area(s): PA 10 Institutional Capacity & Cooperation
The Danube Youth Network originated from the concept outlined in two initiatives: the pilot project “Danube Youth Participation 2019-2021” and “Danube Youth EUSDR Participation” (2021-2022). These projects were carried out by the EUSDR Civil Society Network in collaboration with five partnering NGOs located in Baden-Württemberg, Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, and Serbia. The lead partner, the Liebenau Foundation, brings 150 years of expertise in social policies and projects.
The Danube Youth Network aims at forming a transnational, trans-sectorial, self-organised youth network in the Danube Region for participation, creativity and responsibility. The initiative is about strengthening young people’s skills for participation and co-creation to address issues in an open space.
Need and (expected) impact
The EUSDR brings together a range of topics including cross-cutting issues such as digitalisation, e-government, combating youth unemployment, addressing climate and developing health policies. Recognising the significance of youth organisation and young people, they have long been regarded as fundamental to the sustainability of the Strategy and the region´s development. Enhancing the capacity to engage young individuals is a pivotal element for the future success of the Strategy.
The network addresses youth organisations and young people in the Danube Region. For the project the following countries and regions are cooperating: DE (Baden-Württemberg), RO, HR, RS, BG.
PAC 10, Baden-Württemberg State Ministry, RO, HR, RS, BG.
Budget and Funding
The project is currently funded by the Baden-Württemberg State Ministry.
Fiona Faas (firstname.lastname@example.org)