Under the aegis of the European Commission – DG MARE
”Black Sea – Danube Innovation through Circular Economy
in the context of implementing European Green Deal”
project realized in cooperation with the Centre Européen Robert Schuman in Scy-Chazelles (France)

and with the financial support of the European program ”Europe for citizens”

The Danube-Black Sea Innovation Network was set up, at the initiative of the EUROLINK Foundation-House of Europe, since 2011 (Parliament Palace), on the occasion of the first edition of the European Maritime Day in Romania, and later proved useful by focusing on various types of initiatives. , themes and opportunities for cooperation and funding. This year, when Romania also holds the Presidency of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization, at EU level, the meeting takes place under the title “Bridging shores through enhancing cohesion”. The event also takes place on the sidelines of the annual celebration of International Black Sea Day.

The organizers aim to propose and generate robust medium- and long-term solutions to combat climate change and support “Blue Growth” and “Green Growth” by implementing EU legislation and incentives on the circular economy and strengthening the interaction of public and private partners at the macro-regional level in order to achieve the much needed changes in approach and action.

What are the key topics?

Increased awareness of stakeholders and a common exploration of new practical ways of fighting climate change by concretely taking over the good practices of the circular economy, including those derived from Romania’s strategy in the field, requested by the European Commission
Taking into account that Romania is the third largest financial beneficiary of the Ecological Pact, shaping public-private partnerships in order to ensure access to European funding.

Key Moments:

  • Presentations and debates
  • Business Matching Point – negotiation of partnerships
  • Awarding of the Diplomas of Excellence ”Social & Economic Innovation in the Black Sea Basin – Danube Region”