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10 eu strategy for the danube region feher

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10 eu strategy for the danube region feher

  1. 1. www.gwpcee.org IDMP Workshop on follow-up drought activities in the Region Bucharest, 21-22 April 2015 EU Strategy for the Danube Region Dr. János Fehér GWP CEE Danube Strategy Task Force Leader Tools for project implementation in the frame of DRS
  2. 2. 21-22 April 20152/xx www.gwpcee.orgEU Strategy for the Danube Region – Tools for project implementation in the frame of DRS Challenge for European Union Up to 2004 Currently
  3. 3. EU Strategy for the Danube Region – Tools for project implementation in the frame of DRS21-22 April 20153/xx www.gwpcee.org Objective: Development of co-operation between different countries and areas including local and regional actors as well as coordination of policy development and resources in order to meet common challenges, solutions and actions. So far four MRS: http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/policy/cooperation/macro-regional-strategies/ 2009: Baltic Region Strategy 2011: Danube Region Strategy 2014: Adriatic and Ionian Region Strategy 2015 (June): Alpine Region Strategy EU Macro Regional Strategies
  4. 4. 21-22 April 20154/xx www.gwpcee.orgEU Strategy for the Danube Region – Tools for project implementation in the frame of DRS EU Strategy for the Danube Region
  5. 5. 21-22 April 20155/xx www.gwpcee.orgEU Strategy for the Danube Region – Tools for project implementation in the frame of DRS
  6. 6. 21-22 April 20156/xx www.gwpcee.orgEU Strategy for the Danube Region – Tools for project implementation in the frame of DRS Per capita GDP in USD (2013)
  7. 7. 21-22 April 20157/xx www.gwpcee.orgEU Strategy for the Danube Region – Tools for project implementation in the frame of DRS Current status of DRS The Priority Areas are connected involving multiple sectors to each other: environmental protection  navigability  economic development  labour mobility  human resource development  'soft' security measures,  institutional development  etc.
  8. 8. 21-22 April 20158/xx www.gwpcee.orgEU Strategy for the Danube Region – Tools for project implementation in the frame of DRS Priority Area 4 - To restore and maintain the quality of waters Priority Area 5 - To manage environmental risks Priority Area 6 - To preserve biodiversity, landscape and the quality of air and soil Pillar 2 - Protecting the Environment in the Danube Region
  9. 9. 21-22 April 20159/xx www.gwpcee.orgEU Strategy for the Danube Region – Tools for project implementation in the frame of DRS PA 4 Actions 1. Action - To implement fully the Danube River Basin Management Plan 2. Action - To greatly strengthen cooperation at sub-basin level 3. Action - To continue to invest in and support the information collection systems already developed by ICPDR 4. Action - To continue boosting major investments in building and upgrading urban wastewater treatment facilities across the Danube Basin, including measures to build capacity at the regional and local level for the design of such infrastructure 5. Action - To establish buffer strips along the rivers to retain nutrients and to promote alternative collection and treatment of waste in small rural settlements 6. Action - To foster and develop an active process of dialogue and cooperation between authorities responsible for agriculture and environment to ensure that measures are taken to address agricultural pollution 7. Action - To legislate at the appropriate level to limit the presence of phosphates in detergents
  10. 10. 21-22 April 201510/x www.gwpcee.orgEU Strategy for the Danube Region – Tools for project implementation in the frame of DRS PA 4 Actions - continued 8. Action - To treat hazardous substances and contaminated sludge with the newest and best available technology and to develop and promote remediation measure for hazardous producing or abandoned industrial sites and waste deposits 9. Action - To assure the proper control and progressive substitution of substances that are considered problematic for Danube Region 10. Action - To reduce existing water continuity interruption for fish migration in the Danube River Basin 11. Action - To promote measures to limit water abstraction 12. Action - To strengthen general awareness and facilitate exchange of good practice in integrated water management issues in the Danube Basin among decision-makers at all levels and among the population of the Region 13. Action - To promote measures aimed at reducing knowledge deficits, developing and transferring tools, methods and guidelines concerning the safeguarding of drinking water supply 14. Action - To further strengthen Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) and Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) practices on the Western shores of the Black Sea
  11. 11. 21-22 April 201511/x www.gwpcee.orgEU Strategy for the Danube Region – Tools for project implementation in the frame of DRS PA 5 Actions 1. To develop and adopt one single overarching floods management plan at basin level or a set of flood risk management plans coordinated at the level of the international river basin 2. To support wetland and floodplain restoration as an effective mean of enhancing flood protection, and more generally to analyse and identify the best response to flood risk (including “green infrastructure”) 3. To extend the coverage of the European Floods Alert System (EFAS) system to the whole Danube river basin, to step up preparedness efforts at regional level (including better knowledge of each other's national systems) 4. To strengthen operational cooperation among the emergency response authorities in the Danube countries and to improve the interoperability of the available assets
  12. 12. 21-22 April 201512/x www.gwpcee.orgEU Strategy for the Danube Region – Tools for project implementation in the frame of DRS PA 5 Actions - continued 5. To continuously update the existing database of accident risk spots (ARS Inventory), contaminated sites and sites used for the storage of dangerous substances 6. To develop rapid response procedures and plans in case of industrial accidental river pollution 7. Anticipate regional and local impacts of climate change through research 8. To develop spatial planning and construction activities in the context of climate change and increased threats of floods
  13. 13. 21-22 April 201513/x www.gwpcee.orgEU Strategy for the Danube Region – Tools for project implementation in the frame of DRS The Role of the Steering Group To break each action down into operational steps To identify responsible bodies and setting deadlines Complement with relevant and by supporting projects New projects may also be discussed to advance the actions in the Action Plan The Role of Priority Area Coordinators To make the Strategy operational • committed, proactive and effective coordinators Work in close contact with the Commission stakeholders Organise the meetings of the Steering Group ▪ to agree on work programme for the Steering Group (schedule of meetings, arrangements for decision-taking) ▪ discuss the targets set out in the Communication from the EU Commission Implementing the Strategy
  14. 14. 21-22 April 201514/x www.gwpcee.orgEU Strategy for the Danube Region – Tools for project implementation in the frame of DRS • Transnational approach: joint management of shared challenges to national and EU borders • Partnership: equal cooperation between Member States and non-EU members Priority Areas are governed by Steering Groups – All DRB countries Steering Groups are coordinated by two countries in partnership • Multi-level approach: subsidiary and all relevant authorities and stakeholders involvement and participation Implementing the Strategy
  15. 15. 21-22 April 201515/x www.gwpcee.orgEU Strategy for the Danube Region – Tools for project implementation in the frame of DRS  The whole process is project based.  How projects are initiated: o by the Priority Area Steering Group – road maps + involvement of ICPDR and sub-basin organisations (PA4 road maps: http://www.danubewaterquality.eu/uploads/mod_files/Road-maps_of_PA4_2012_11.pdf) (PA5 road maps: http://www.danubeenvironmentalrisks.eu/files/directory/77) o by individual Danube Region countries • State • Private sector  Role of Priority Area Steering Group in selecting and promoting DRS related projects Implementing the Strategy
  16. 16. 21-22 April 201516/x www.gwpcee.orgEU Strategy for the Danube Region – Tools for project implementation in the frame of DRS Danube Strategy Letter of Recommendation How to get DS Letter of Recommendation for a project idea / proposal? Submit the project idea to Priority Area Coordinator – Use of a template for application To get DS Letter of Recommendation for a project idea: • The proposal should be in line with the main objective(s) of the project should fit to the Danube Strategy Pillars/Priority Areas/Actions. • It should represent added value(s) to the Danube Strategy • It should not be in conflict with others or cause disadvantage for others • Should have transboundary character or effects • Should have future dimension • It can be financed (not only feasible technically) • It should be well prepared (well written content description; project leader identified; partners identified; budget estimated realistically) Project proposals with DS Letter of Recommendation submitted to any funding sources should get extra points in the final evaluation process
  17. 17. 21-22 April 201517/x www.gwpcee.orgEU Strategy for the Danube Region – Tools for project implementation in the frame of DRS  Projects can be financed from different sources, i.e.  EU sources: – Structural and Cohesion Funds; – IPA (Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance); – ENI (European Neighbourhood Instrument) – Interreg programmes – Transboundary; Transnational; Interregional – Central Europe programme – Sectorial programmes (HORIZON2020; ERASMUS +; LIFE; CEF – Connecting Europe Facility)  International founding organisations - EIB, EBRD, World Bank, etc.  National, regional, local sources  Private sources Implementing the Strategy
  18. 18. 21-22 April 201518/x www.gwpcee.org Thank you for your attention and your work on saving our Planet for the next generation! EU Strategy for the Danube Region – Tools for project implementation in the frame of DRS
  19. 19. 21-22 April 201519/x www.gwpcee.orgEU Strategy for the Danube Region – Tools for project implementation in the frame of DRS

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