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The EUSDR Embedding Week, organised by the Danube Strategy Point, took place from 11 to 15 July 2022. On each day, one thematic workshop brought together EUSDR stakeholders and the programming and managing authorities, to provide a forum for joint dialogue between programmes and the EUSDR and to discuss ways on how to embed the EUSDR into the programmes.
The EUSDR Embedding Week addressed the potential and challenges of Embedding from multiple angles, bringing together at a virtual table speakers representing the Ukrainian EUSDR Presidency, the European Commission, TESIM, programmes, MAs, programming authorities and EUSDR NCs and PACs (among others).
In line with the results of the matchmaking between the priorities of mainstream/national/Interreg programmes and EUSDR shortlisted strategic topics, resulting in 5 priorities for EUSDR embedding, topics related to research & innovation, S3, cluster development, female entrepreneurship, energy efficiency, decarbonisation of heating & cooling systems, climate change, flood & disaster management, endangered umbrella species, green infrastructure, soil-related ecosystem services were addressed during the 5 sessions:
- A smarter Danube Region, Monday, 11 July 2022
- A more competitive Danube Region, Tuesday, 12 July 2022
- A more energy efficient Danube Region, Wednesday, 13 July 2022
- A more resilient Danube Region, Thursday, 14 July 2022
- A greener Danube Region, Friday, 15 July 2022
With a focus on such complex and cross-cutting topics, which will remain high on the agenda in the whole Danube Region, the EUSDR Embedding Week highlighted the importance of dialogue, exchange and coordination when it comes to the need to align funding across funding sources and creating synergies between different macro-regional stakeholders.
Several best-practice examples of successfully implemented projects were showcased and ideas for future projects and initiatives were discussed. The programmes also displayed the embedding measures that can be used in order to ensure high impact of the financial support in the region.
The EUSDR Embedding Week has highlighted the progress of the EUSDR Embedding process, but also the importance of joint and coordinated next steps.
The DSP would like to thank all speakers who, through their valuable contributions, made the EUSDR Embedding Week possible, as well as all the participants who made the week a success.
You can view the agenda of the EUSDR Embedding Week here.
Please find below the presentations by Key Speakers of all five days of the EUSDR Embedding Week. The presentations are published with the speakers’ consent.