Document / search engine: Report on Developments of coordination of funding activities
Framework project: Advancing Research and Innovation in the Danube Region
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Website link: https://danube-inco.net/object/document/18527/attach/Deliverable_6_35_final-2.pdf
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Facing the heterogeneity and the multitude of national, regional and multilateral funding activities of the Danube Region, coordination of funding mechanisms is essential to avoid duplication of work and to make an impact in the development of the region. However, experiences made and studies carried out in the frame of the EUSDR Priority Area 7 of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region1 have shown that the idea of building up a joint fund for research and innovation support financed by all 14 Danube Region countries does not seem a realistic option for the moment. Nevertheless, there is an apparent interest in the countries to coordinate activities, and realistic alternatives were sought to overcome fragmentation by building up a flexible but sustainable network structure. Thus, a Danube Funding Coordination Network was created in May 2016 in Berlin whose aim is twofold: 1) exchange information, experiences, approaches and ideas on joint funding activities, and 2) cooperation with already existing funding programmes and initiatives targeting the Danube Region or opening them up for participation of Danube Region countries. To make it sustainable will be the challenge for the next years to come.
Countries/regions described/represented: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Moldovia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Ukraine