Danube Competence Center (DCC)
in cooperation with the Danube Strategy Point of the European Union Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) Priority Area 3 “To promote culture, tourism and people-to-people contact”, the National Tourism Organisation of Serbia (NTO) with the support of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) project „Regional program to strengthen the cross border tourism at the Middle and Lower Danube“ and the Regional Development Agency of Bačka
are cordially inviting you to the panel discussion
“Living the future on the Danube”
SMART Growth – Is tourism an answer for economic challenges in the Danube region?
Monday, 7 December 2015, 18h30 – 22h30
Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the European Union, Rue Belliard 60-62, Brussels
19h00 Welcome address by Matija Vilfan, Head of the Danube Strategy Point
Panel discussion with contributions by
Michael Cramer MEP, Chair of the Committee on Transport and Tourism, European Parliament
Carlo Corazza, Head of Unit “Tourism, Creative and Emerging Industries”, DG GROW, EC
Marek Przeor, Team Leader “Smart and Sustainable Growth”, DG Regional and Urban Policy, EC
Gordana Plamenac, Chairman of the Board of Directors, DCC, Belgrade, Serbia
Helge Grammerstorf, Chairman of the IG River Cruise, Basel, Switzerland
The panel discussion will be followed by a reception.
The panel discussion will highlight the main tourism development issues of the Danube region and how they are interlinked with other spheres important for strengthening and connecting the Danube region. The panelists will point out topics such as SMART Specialization agenda along the Danube, labour mobility, accessibility and territorial identity of the region.
The National Tourism Organisation of Serbia as the founding member of the DCC and contributor to EUSDR PA3 “To promote culture, tourism and people-to-people contact” will use the opportunity to show the promotional film as part of its thematic campaign for 2016 “Danube Serbia – 588 impressions”, created with the support of Austrian Development Agency (ADA) and the DCC.
Please confirm your participation at firstname.lastname@example.org by sending your name and organization. (Please note that due to the current high security level in Brussels, ID cards will be checked at the reception.)
Find more information about the DCC at www.danubecc.org and www.danube.travel or download our portfolio from: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B8VCv_o91WPbcExMeXpJWEM5Tmc/edit