The EU Strategy for the Danube Region brings together 14 countries along the Danube river, and covers an area which is home to 112 million people, or one-fifth of the EU’s population.
- 9 EU Member States: Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Germany (Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria), Hungary, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, and Romania.
- 5 non-EU countries: Bosnia and Herzegovi-na, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, and Ukraine (Odessa, Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsy and Zakarpatya).
Thanks to the Strategy, several important macro-regional projects have either started or been further developed, for example in the fields of navigability and climate change. By bringing together different stakeholders from different levels, the EUSDR has contributed to an improved culture of cooperation and helped to develop a multicultural dialogue.