Last year's Annual Forum took place in Regensburg (Bavaria, Germany) and it was focused on the potential contribution of the Danube Strategy to Europe's growth. More than 600 participants attended, including Germany's Chancellor Merkel and ministers from several countries in the Danube Region.
The title of this year's Forum will be "Danube Region - stronger together, stronger in the world". Within this framework, it will encourage a debate on how the Strategy is helping to tackle joint challenges and how this is having an influence in striving competitiveness.
The publication of the 1st report on the implementation of the Strategy (April 2013) and the crucial stage of the negotiations for the future programmes in the period 2014-2020 will shape the debates among decision-makers from business, politics, international organisations and civil society coming from all over the Danube Region.