The purpose of this study is to put the EU Strategy for Danube Region (EUSDR) into operation in Serbia. To this end, the study has focused on the challenges facing Serbia in achieving sustainable export-led growth and new employment generation, especially in Government’s priority industries, how EUSDR measures can be connected to the planning of national, provincial and local budgets and EU/donor support, and raising the visibility of Danube-Serbia, as a river-based growth region of international standing.
The Action Plan is one of the outputs of the Strategy approach. Its aim is to go from ‘words to actions’ by identifying the concrete priorities for the macro-region. Once an action or project is included in the Action Plan, it should be implemented by the countries and stakeholders concerned. The projects are considered to be illustrative, providing examples of types of projects or approaches to be more generally encouraged.
The Danube Region is a functional area defined by its river basin. Cooperation bodies such as the Danube Commission and the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River address specific issues. The Strategy widens this approach to tackle priorities in an integrated way.
Clearing the area for tunnel construction next to Golubac Fortress Golubac, October 2014 – Machinery and workers from construction company...