In 2018 Bulgaria is the rotating Presidency of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (#EUSDR). As a key event of the 2018 EUSDR Presidency, Bulgaria and the European Commission are jointly organizing the 7th Annual Forum which will be held on 18 – 19 October 2018 in Sofia. The main focus of the event will be on tourism development as a precondition to economic growth and territorial cohesion.
The Annual Forum will cover topics of particular importance for the Danube region related to preservation of cultural and historical heritage, new technologies and digitalization in tourism sector, ensuring safety and security in tourism, transport connectivity and mobility. Issues related to synergy and consistency between macro-regional strategies for achieving the common objectives of the EU and for the future of those strategies after 2020 will also be referred to. Two parallel thematic sessions on sustainable tourism mobility and security in public spaces and an open-air exhibition have been scheduled as well.
The registration will open on 1 August 2018. More information about the Forum, including a detailed agenda and list of speakers as well as presentation topics will be available soon on the EUSDR website (www.danube-region.eu). In the meantime, we kindly ask you to save the date.