13 SEE projects will participate in the projects exhibition to take place in a boat in the Danube River in Budapest next Friday 21st September. This event, focused on European Territorial Cooperation (ETC) and the South East Europe Programme (SEE), will be open to general public from 10 to 16h and it will include apart from the exhibition, a press conference addressed to local media.
The SEE Programme joins in this way the other 76 Territorial Cooperation Programmes organizing more than 100 events during the week of 17-23 September 2012 to celebrate the European Cooperation Day and to make this EU initiative better known by citizens.
The idea of renting a boat in the Danube River comes from the fact that Danube is one of the best symbols of the SEE programme as an example of something uniting countries across the borders in one of the most diverse and complex transnational areas of the EU. Moreover, the European Commission has launched the Danube Strategy (www.danube-region.eu) as an opportunity to boost the development of the Danube Region.
On the other hand, the involvement of media will make the event arrive to a broader audience than the stakeholders and project partners, trying in this way to make aware to citizens of Territorial Coopperation in general and the South East Europe Programme in particular.
1) Event Agenda:10:00 Opening of the project exhibition
10:30 Welcome coffee for media and project representatives11:00-12:30 Press conference (upper floor):
- Introductory speeches:Balázs Simó, National Development Agency, Director of Managing Authority for International Cooperation Programmes; Head of SEE Programme Managing Authority
Balázs Medgyesy, Government Commissioner for the EU Danube Strategy- Presentation by the Joint Technical Secretariat of the SEE Programme:
General approach to territorial cooperation and European Cooperation DayGeneral presentation of SEE Programme
The Danube Strategy and the future of territorial cooperation- Open questions by media
16:00 Closure of the project exhibition
3) Projects participating13 SEE projects: Capinfood, Dahar, Danube Floodrisk, Danubeparks, Datourway, Donauregionen,
The speeches and presentations of the press conference will be given both in Hungarian and English languages but there will be an interpreter helping with a consecutive interpretation Hungarian-English/English-Hungarian.5) Invitations
Due to it's not a usual seminar/conference and the projects exhibition is open to general public, no registration or traditional agenda have been prepared. Everyone interested in Territorial Cooperation can get in.More information:Eloy Gomez GironSEE JTS Communication Managergomez@southeast-europe.netTel: +36 1 224 3154