The 3rd Danube Participation Day of the Danube Strategy
Working towards sustainable development: Civil Society, Local Actors and EU Strategies
2-3 November 2016
Wednesday, 02, November 2016
Tatra Hotel, Námestie 1. mája 5, 811 06 Bratislava-Staré Mesto, Slovakia
09:00 – 09:30 Registration
Moderation: Anders Bergström, Policy Area Coordinator/Horizontal Action Coordinator, PA Education/HA Capacity, EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, Sweden
09:30 – 10:00 Opening Speeches
Martin Giertl, Plenipotentiary of the Government of Slovakia for the Civil Society Development, Slovakia
Stefan August Lütgenau, Danube Civil Society Forum, Foster Europe, Austria
Daniela Urschitz, City of Vienna, Priority Area 10 of the EUSDR, Austria
10:00 – 12:00 Keynotes Resilient Sustainable Development in Politics and Society
Integration, Participation and Sustainable Development in the EUSDR
Gisela Erler, State Counsellor for Civil Society and Civic Participation, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Resilient Sustainable Development: A Challenge for Europe
Franz Fischler, EU Commissioner 1995-2004, President European Forum Alpbach, Austria
Awareness raising and education for sustainable development - how can it serve the Danube Region?
Irene Lucius, WWF Danube-Carpathian Programme, Austria
Q & A
12:00 – 14:00 Networking Lunch
14:00 – 17:00 Workshops
1. Workshop: Open Government Partnership– Simon Vrečar, CEKTRA - Centre for Knowledge Transfer, Slovenia and Iveta Ferčíková, Plenipotentiary of the Government of Slovakia for Civil Society Development, Slovakia
The WS will deal with the model and Slovak experience of Open Government as one example of inclusive participative governance.The WS will present examples of current and planned research as well as to investigate the absorption of scientific research for the work of states and civil society.
2. Workshop: Energy and Environment - Moderation Jana Cicmanova, Energy Cities, Belgium
How to produce, use and save energy is an essential element of SD with a high potential and need of state-no-state actor cooperation. The WS will deal with examples of new energy concepts in the Danube region.
3. Workshop: Social innovation - Moderation Stefan Barth, Agapedia Stiftung, Germany
Social innovation is a cornerstone of innovative societies and decisive to deal both with demographic change and the incorporation of future generations.
4. Workshop: Impact of Consumer and Producer Behavior- Moderation Martin Helmert, Italy
In a market economy, consumer behavior is a decisive element in steering product development, production and market performance. The WS will discuss given and possible impact of consumer behavior on progressing SD in the Danube region.
5. Workshop: DEAR-Turning Local Ideas into Global Solutions - Moderation Natalia Sovkoplias, Union of Towns and Cities of Slovakia
Local initiatives are essential for the progress of SD as well as for raising awareness in the public. The WS will present and discuss examples of local initiatives from the field of SD.
6. Workshop: Infrastructure and Participation – Moderation Timo Peters, State Ministry Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Infrastructure projects have over the past decades mobilised a growing interest and debate among citizens and civil society. The WS will look into significant cases and debate general aspects of how to implement infrastructure projects in a participative way
17:00 – 17:30 Coffee Break (coffee, tea, water & cake)
17:30 – 18:00 Closing Secession: Harvesting the Day
Andreja Jerina, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NCP Danube Strategy, Alpine Strategy and Adriatic-Ionian Strategy, Slovenia
Anders Bergström, Policy Area Coordinator/Horizontal Action Coordinator, PA Education/HA Capacity, EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, Sweden
Due to overwhelming demand and limited capacities we cannot accept anymore registrations to the Welcome Reception on 2nd November 2016. Thank you for your understanding.
19:00 Primatial Palace (City Hall)
Welcome Reception hosted by the Lord Mayor of the City of Bratislava Ivo Nesrovnal
Ivo Nesrovnal, the Lord Mayor of the City of Bratislava
Roman Haken, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), ECO Vice-President, Czech Republic*On the conference only meat-free meals will be served. ———————————————–
Due to overwhelming demand and limited capacities we cannot accept anymore registrations to 3rd November 2016. Thank you for your understanding.
Thursday, 03, November 2016
9th European Conference of Danube Cities and Regions jointly with the 3rd EUSDR Danube Participation Day, ARGE Donauländer, the EUSDR Urban Platform and Danube Local Actors Platform, and the LADDER TP 5 Special Initiative
Slovenské Národné Divadlo, Modrý Salón (Slovak National Theater, Blue Hall) Pribinova 17, 819 01 Bratislava-Staré Mesto
Oxana Paierele, Ministry of regional development and construction, Republic of Moldova
Anders Bergström, Policy Area Coordinator/Horizontal Action Leader, PA Education/HA Capacity, EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, Sweden
Ivo Nesrovnal, Lord Mayor of Bratislava, President of the Council of Danube Cities and Regions
Rudolf Schicker, City of Vienna, Coordinator of Priority Area 10 of the EUSDR, Austria
Peter Langer, General Coordinator, of the Council of Danube Cities and Regions
10:00 –11:00 Keynotes
European Regions active in building resilient Sustainable Development
Karl-Heinz Lambertz, First Vice-President, European Committee of the Regions, Belgium
South East Europe Regional and Local Cooperation in the context of the EU macro-regional strategies
Stefana Greavu, Regional Cooperation Council, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Building Democracy from the bottom-up: Local Actors and the CEI concept for a macro-regional participatory approach
Ugo Poli, Central European Initiative, Italy
Water, Cities and Management
Dragana Pejović, Institute “Jaroslav Černi”, Belgrade
Q & A
11:00 – 11:30 Discussion
Ivo Nesrovnal, Lord Mayor of Bratislava, Slovakia
*Program might be subject to change