DSP to align Danube Transnational Programme and EUSDR
A two day kick-off event of the Danube Transnational Programme (DTP) took place in Budapest on 23-24 September. With the aim to achieve a higher degree of territorial cohesion of the very heterogeneous Danube region, the DTP has been launched by DG Regio of the European Commission as a financing instrument to deliver tangible results. Covering 14 countries in the Danube area it will support policy integration while promoting concrete pilot investments to unlock the full potential of the region. With a total combined budget of nearly EUR 222 million, it uses ERDF and IPA resources to support projects in four Priority Axes: (1) Innovation and social responsibility, (2) Environment and culture, (3) Better connections and energy, and (4) Governance.
Matija Vilfan Head of the Danube Strategy Point attended the meeting to ensure stronger coordination and long-term synergies with the broader EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR). In the coming year the DSP will aim to bring together a large number of stakeholders and potential project partners to facilitate the success of the Strategy. Given the close alignment of the DTP and the EUSDR, projects financed by the DTP will link to the relevant EUSDR Priority Areas and specific targets, contributing to the successful embedding thereof.
Find out more about the Danube Transnational Cooperation Programme here.