The Danube Transnational Programme (2014-2020) is built around four thematic priority axes:
1. Innovative and socially responsible Danube region:
1.1 Improve framework conditions for innovation;
1.2 Increase competences for business and social innovation;
2. Environment and culture responsible Danube region:
2.1 Strengthen transnational water management and flood risk prevention;
2.2 Foster sustainable use of natural and cultural heritage and resources;
2.3 Foster the restoration and management of ecological corridors;
2.4 Improve preparedness for environmental risk management;
3. Better connected and energy responsible Danube region:
3.1 Support environmentally-friendly and safe transport systems and balanced accessibility of urban and rural areas;
3.2 Improve energy security and energy efficiency;
4. Well-governed Danube region:
4.1 Improve institutional capacities to tackle major societal challenges;
4.2 Support to the governance and implementation of the EUSDR.
The programme will invest EUR 202,3 million from the ERDF and EUR 19,8 million from IPA II for transnational projects in the Danube basin territory. Eligible partners will, therefore, come from 9 EU countries - Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany (only Baden-Württemberg and Bayern), Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia; and 5 non-EU countries - Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, part of Ukraine.
The Danube Transnational programme launched early 2015 a provisional partner search tool, which has just been transferred to the new programme's website.
The first call for proposals will be implemented in two steps. The timeline of the first step is 23 September 2015 till 3 November 2015. Details about the call will be announced at the programme kick-off event on 23 (entire day) and 24 (half day) September 2015 in Budapest.
Further information: http://www.southeast-europe.net/en/about_see/danubeprogramme/