18 Oct 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
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The 6th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR), jointly organised by Hungary (which holds the current presidency of the EUSDR), the European Commission and the Danube Transnational Programme, took place on October 18-19, 2017, in Budapest.
On the first day, ministers in charge of the EUSDR adopted a joint statement setting out principles and priorities for the future – regional energy security, infrastructure development and clean connectivity, which can be boosted with an optimised use of EU funds.
The Forum was closed with a challenging debate on Macro-Regional Strategies in post 2020 context that was discussed by representatives of all 4 macro-regions and European Commission. Presidency of EUSDR was handed over to Bulgaria who will preside and coordinate EUSDR activities one year.