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Dear Participants,

On behalf of all partners we would like to thank you for your active contribution to the 5th Danube Participation Day in Sofia on 17th October 2018. 

You can already find the pictures, presentations, speeches, letters and videos of the event on this site as well as the actual electronic version of The Agenda for Participation in EU Macro-Regional Strategies Anchoring European Integration and Democracy through Participation below.

We look forward to seeing you all in Romania 2019 and please stay tuned for upcoming events in 2018 and 2019.

Contact: office@foster-europe.org


Thank you very much for your interest to join the 5th Danube Participation in Sofia 2018.

Due to the overwhelming echo from the Danube community -which we are very grateful for- we had been forced to open a waiting list. We can only accept further registrations, if we receive any cancelations from already registered participants. We regret very much that not all interested will have the possibility to join the 5th Danube Participation Day. Nevertheless we cannot accept registrations that go beyond the capacity of our venue.

We will keep updating our website and publish all available reports online after the event.

In case you want to register for the waiting list please contact us at office@foster-europe.org .

We thank for your understanding.


This year´s Danube Participation Day, 17 October 2018, [with the working title of] EXPANDING CIVIC SPACES - PARTICIPATION STRATEGIES IN THE DANUBE REGION will deal with the growing problem of reducing civic space on various levels in state, administration, media and society and will discuss and present counter strategies for civil society and its organizations.

The 5th Danube Participation day will be preceded by a two day working seminar that will bring together Civil Society Actors from the Danube Region for an in-depth discussion and project development related to the theme of the Danube Participation Day. The seminar is held with support of the Central European Initiative, CEI, 15-16 October 2018, organized by the Citizen Participation Forum and co-organized by the DCSF, in Sofia Bulgaria. (Registration for the seminar days will be open soon.)

The  registration for the 5th Danube Participation Day is OPEN NOW. Please follow the link to register*. 

*As space is limited for this event, seats will be allocated on a “first come, first served” . We want to ensure  participation of as many organisations, institutions, NOGs as we can, for this reason we favour to have1 person/ organisation. We also strive to having a geographical and thematic balance.

We would also like to encourage you all to take an active part in the programme by sending us a short video about your initiative/project/project idea to join our All Danube Speed Dating Panel (Exhibition Space) in the afternoon. The applicants with submitted videos will receive extra visibility during the 5th DPD. For more information please see the All Danube Speed Dating Guidelines in the section Get Involved!.

The final program and other technical information will be also accessible soon. Please follow us for most recent information. 

We remain at your disposal for any further information or assistance, and look forward to meeting you in Sofia.

Contact: office@foster-europe.org


Additional Information:

The 5th Danube Participation Day was co-financed by the Central European Initiative, Citizen Participation Forum, Baden-Württemberg Stiftung, Agapedia, Stadt Wien, European Union, Danube Transnational Programme, Priority Area 10 - Insitutional capacity and cooperation, Danube Civil Society Forum and Foster Europe Foundation for strong European Regions. The orgaisation of it cost € 46.105,- (€ 23.838 direct costs plus € 22.267  indirect costs).