The Danube Civil Society Forum (DCSF) is foreseen in the Action Plan of the EU Commission for the EU Strategy for the Danube Region in 4th pillar „Strengthening the Danube Region“ as the platform for Civil Society cooperation, opinion and capacity building, as well as networking the Danube Region.
The DCSF was founded on 1 July 2011 at the first general conference with more than 100 participants from 14 Danube countries, national, regional, and international NGOs, representatives from churches, minorities, academia, as and as well as representatives from the EU Parliament, the EU Commission, the EU Presidency (Hungary) and other EU institutions.
While the DCSF acted in close cooperation and in consensus with the responsible EU institutions, the Danube Civil Society Forum is a self-organized and independent NGO structure.
The Danube Civil Society Forum is the platform for civil society dialogue and networking in the Danube basin under the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR). It functions as the interface for structured consultations between civil society and public and private authorities on the regional, national and EU level as well as to international and intergovernmental organisations active in the region.
The Danube Civil Society Forum is dedicated to support civil society organisations in the Danube basin. It aims to promote and enhance civil society participation and networking in the framework of the European Union Strategy for the Danube Region.
The Forum is registered under the Austrian law. It has 112 members; 74 regular members and 38 observers as of 1st August 2011.
Bank account: FOSTEREUROPE, Projektkonto DCSF IBAN: AT073300000001118702 BIC: RLBBAT2E
The project “LADDER – Local Authorities as Drivers for Development Education and Raising awareness” started in January 2015 and will be running until December 2017 (36-month duration), including 46 organisations across 35 countries, coordinated by ALDA.
In the study New Role of Macro-Regions in European Territorial Cooperation (published 2015) the European Parliament points to the local actors approach as element of the participative governance structure.
The work (of the DCSF and PA10) on the innovative and effective design of participation in MRS is acknowledged and emphasised:
EuroAccess Danube Region is an online information and search tool on EU-funding available in the Danube Region, that can be used as support for the implementation of the Action Plan of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) in the period 2014-2020.
You should just fill in some main Information on your organisation such as type, provenance, thematic focus etc. and you can immediately see which calls suit you and are available at the moment.