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Opening of the Danube Governance Conference
Welcoming words and opening statement on the status of European enlargement
Katalin Tünde Huber Alexandra Schantl
2021-01-28T09:30:00Z 2021-01-28T10:30:00Z Europe/Vienna Opening+of+the+Danube+Governance+Conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Panel Discussion: Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic
Challenges and responses of local governments during the global health crisis
Damir Marjanovic Stefano Marta Lukas Mandl Emanuil Manolov Thomas Prorok
2021-01-28T10:45:00Z 2021-01-28T12:00:00Z Europe/Vienna Panel+Discussion%3A+Impact+of+the+COVID-19+pandemic Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Localizing and Measuring Sustainable Development Goals in Riga
Jurijs Grizāns
2021-01-28T13:00:00Z 2021-01-28T13:30:00Z Europe/Vienna Keynote Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Parallel Session I - Governance & Democracy
The session focuses on the nexus between (local) governance and democracy in Southeast Europe. What is needed to strengthen capacities and institutions?
Vedran Dzihic Claudia Singer Elton Stafa Sebastian Schäffer
2021-01-28T14:00:00Z 2021-01-28T15:00:00Z Europe/Vienna Parallel+Session+I+-+Governance+%26+Democracy Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Parallel Session I - Climate adaptation and Smart Cities
City representatives and researchers discuss urban climate adaptation measures and how the broader concept of "Smart City" fits in.
Nikolas Neubert Ina Homeier Nermina Suljevic Dubravka Živković
2021-01-28T14:00:00Z 2021-01-28T15:00:00Z Europe/Vienna Parallel+Session+I+-+Climate+adaptation+and+Smart+Cities Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Parallel Session II - Strengthening participation and civil society
Practitioners and researchers talk about their experiences with citizen participation in decision-making processes on the local level.
Kelly Jane Bishop Stefan Luetgenau Ankica Todorovic Gentiana  Ramadani
2021-01-28T15:30:00Z 2021-01-28T16:30:00Z Europe/Vienna Parallel+Session+II+-+Strengthening+participation+and+civil+society+ Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Parallel Session II - Local economic development
Experts discuss the economic challenges caused by the pandemic from different perspectives and what local governments and LGAs can do to mitigate the crises.
Gerhard Sabathiel Ana Janošev Darko Mrvaljevic Mario Holzner
2021-01-28T15:30:00Z 2021-01-28T16:30:00Z Europe/Vienna Parallel+Session+II+-+Local+economic+development Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Closing words and outlook
Alexandra Schantl
2021-01-28T16:40:00Z 2021-01-28T17:00:00Z Europe/Vienna Closing+words+and+outlook Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)


Stefano Marta

Coordinator: A Territorial Approach to the SDGs, OECD

Damir Marjanovic

Professor at International Burch University and Member of the House of the Peoples, Federation BiH

Lukas Mandl

Member of the European Parliament

Vedran Dzihic

Senior Researcher Austrian Institute for International Affairs

Katalin Tünde Huber

Head of Unit for EU Enlargement at Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs

Nikolas Neubert

Head of Digital Resilient Cities, AIT

Gerhard Sabathiel

Managing Director SA Consulting

Kelly Jane Bishop

Ximpulse Switzerland

Emanuil Manolov

NALAS President

Ina Homeier

Head of Smart City Wien Unit

Nermina Suljevic

City of Sarajevo

Dubravka Živković

University of Kragujevac

Stefan Luetgenau

Head of Foster Europe Foundation

Jurijs Grizāns

Senior Project Manager in Riga City Council City Development Department

Ankica Todorovic

Head of Section for Local Economic Development and European Integration, City of Bijeljina

Claudia Singer

Coordinator EUSDR Priority Area 10

Ana Janošev

Social Impact Award

Darko Mrvaljevic

NALAS Regional EU Expert

Elton Stafa

Fiscal Decentralization Expert

Mario Holzner

The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies

Sebastian Schäffer

Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe

Alexandra Schantl

Senior Expert in European Governance at KDZ

Gentiana Ramadani

Founder of Centre for European Integration and Development

Thomas Prorok

Deputy Managing Director at KDZ

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Building administrative capacities in the Danube region

Smart City Wien

Vienna's path into a sustainable future

NALAS: Network of Associations of Local Authorities of South-East Europe

Advancing the role of local government in South-East Europe

Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM)

European perspectives. Regional actions. Cooperation and expertise since 1953.

The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies – wiiw

The Austrian think tank for first-hand expertise on Central and East Europe, CIS and the Balkans

Wonderland - Blind Date series

same chances for everyone

Urban-rural linkages and place-based solutions by superwien urbanism zt gmbh

100 Albanian Villages: Civic engagement towards urban-rural linkages

Social Impact Award

Deep collaboration within and across sectors to foster social entrepreneurship amongst youth

Centre for European Integration and Development

Everyday active citizenship as an essential bridge between common citizens and decision-makers

Faculty of Engineering of the University of Kragujevac, Serbia

High energy performance, low environmental impact and affordable cooperative housing


Strengthening capacities in the utilities sector of North Macedonia

LIR Evolution

Small solutions, instead of big illusions

A.O. Concordia. Social Projects Moldova


SA Consulting GmbH

SAC - Think today, enjoy tomorrow

Austrian Institute of Ecology / pulswerk gmbH

Three co-operation actions - one approach

Akademie für Politische Bildung und demokratiefördernde Maßnahmen

Change your mind // Citizen in Charge

Forumul Moldo-German (Moldovan-German Forum)

Developing the rule of law and strengthening anti-corruption measures in the sector of public procurement in the Republic of Moldova