Stakeholder Consultation: Shaping the Future of the Danube River Basin

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The voice of our stakeholders matters in shaping the future of the Danube River Basin. As part of our commitment to effective water management and in accordance with the EU Water Framework Directive and EU Floods Directive, we invite all stakeholders to participate in this crucial process.

Who is a Stakeholder?

A stakeholder is an individual or organisation, institution who will have an interest in an issue because this individual, organisation is either affected or may have some influence.

Why Stakeholder Consultation?

Stakeholder consultation plays a vital role in ensuring inclusive and sustainable decision-making. By actively involving stakeholders, we can gain valuable insights, diverse perspectives, and local knowledge that contribute to the development and improvement of the Danube River Basin Management & Danube Flood Risk Management Plans.

How Can Stakeholders Participate?

All stakeholders are invited Explore our dedicated section on the ICPDR website, designed to provide comprehensive information about the consultation process. Here, you will find essential details, background documents, and updates related to the Danube River Basin Management & Danube Flood Risk Management Plan Updates 2021.

Review Draft Plan Text: Access the draft versions of the management plans online. These documents outline proposed actions and strategies for the upcoming six-year management cycle. By reviewing the plans, you can gain a deeper understanding of our objectives and provide feedback based on your expertise and interests.

Sharing Comments:

Your input is invaluable to us. We encourage you to share your thoughts, suggestions, and concerns related to the draft plans. You can submit written feedback via mail or electronically, ensuring that your voice is heard and considered during the review and finalization process.

Engage Through Our Questionnaire:

Participate in our online questionnaire, available in multiple languages spoken in the Danube region. This questionnaire aims to gather insights and opinions from a broad range of stakeholders, even those without prior knowledge of the plans. Your feedback will contribute to a more comprehensive and inclusive understanding of the region's needs and aspirations.

Join the Stakeholder Consultation Workshops:

We are excited to invite you to our upcoming stakeholder workshop. This interactive online event will provide a platform for fruitful discussions, keynote speeches, and engaging workshops. Save the date and actively contribute to shaping the future of the Danube River Basin.

Stay Engaged

We are committed to keeping you informed throughout the consultation process. Regular updates and communications will be shared to ensure that you are up to date with the latest developments, important dates, and opportunities to participate.

Your engagement as a stakeholder is crucial in creating sustainable water management plans that reflect the diverse interests and concerns of the Danube River Basin community. Together, we can work towards a healthier and more resilient future for our shared water resources.

In summary, Danube Cooperation thrives on the pillars of trust, collective will, and ownership, reinforced by an effective mechanism for cooperation and participation called for by the Water Framework and the Floods Directive.

This framework ensures the shared management of the Danube River Basin, active engagement of stakeholders, and meaningful public outreach efforts.