2015-01 Strengthening the Urban Dimension of the Danube Region

Urban Platform Danube Region, 2nd Stakeholder Conference:

Strengthening the Urban Dimension of the Danube Region

January 26th-27th 2015, Vienna

Day I: Knowledge Exchange Day

9:30 – 12:30

Open Data in the Danube Region

12:30 – 15:00

1st UPDR Advisory Committee Meeting with Thematic Leader’s Knowledge Exchange Camp

15:30 – 18:30

Meeting of the extended Executive Committee and Office of the Council of Danube Cities and Regions 

  • Welcome and Agenda Setting, Peter Langer, General Coordinator of the CoDCR
  • Welcome Address by the Host, Mayor Dr. Michael Häupl, Mayor of Vienna
  • Greetings, Prof. Dr. Sorin Oprescu, General Mayor of Bucharest, Yordanka Fandakova, Lord Mayor of Sofia Ivo Nesrovnal, Lord Mayor of Bratislava
  • Building the Modern Danube Region by the Cities, Dr. Kurt Puchinger, EUSDR Priority Area Coordinator 10 "Institutional Capacity & Cooperation"
  • Current Status of the Implementation of the EUSDR, Marco Onida, Team Leader, DG Regio
  • The EPO-Urban Project - Strategies for Private-Public Urban Restructuring Processes, Anton Schabl, Schabl Consulting e.U
  • Innovative Financial Instruments for the Danube Region, Peter Schneidewind, Metis Vienna
  • Promoting Economic Prosperity against Braindrain in the Danube Region, Dr. Erhard Busek, Chairman Institute for Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM) Vienna
  • State of play - the Urban Platform Danube Region, Daniela Urschitz / Jörg Mirtl, EUSDR - PA 10 Vienna


Day II: Conference Day

9:00 – 12:30

Strengthening the Urban Dimension of the Danube Region

  • Opening, Omar Al-Rawi, Member of the Vienna City Parliament, Alexander Lesigang, Austrian Association of Cities and Towns (AACT)

9:15-10:30 Session 1: Financing the Urban Agenda in the Danube Region

10:45-12:00 Session 2: Protecting the Environment: Managing Environmental Risks

Report from the Council of Danube Cities and Regions, Ivo Gönner, Mayor of the City of Ulm and Chairperson of the CoDCR

13:30 – 15:00

Parallel Session 3 & 4

A: Connecting the Danube Region - Urban Transport and Mobility

B: Building Prosperity: Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness in Local Economy

15:30 – 17:00

Parallel Session 5 & 6

A: Supporting Transparency and Participation through Open Government for Cities

B: Fostering Equal Opportunity Policies in the Danube Region

17:00 – 17:30

Closing of the Conference and Outlook

  • Perspectives of Urban Cooperation in the Danube Region, Kurt Puchinger, Priority Area Coordinator 10, EUSDR,  Peter Langer, General Coordinator of the CoDCR

Travel and Accomodation

Registration for the conference is free and includes meals as indicated in the programme. Costs for travel and accommodation have to be beared by the participants themselves.

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