Ukraine has become the first non-EU country to preside over the EU Strategy for the Danube Region from 1 November 2021 to 31 October 2022.
During the presidency Ukraine will focus on the topics that are the most affected by the coronavirus crisis and on the areas where strengthening the recovery, cohesion, and rapprochement efforts is currently most important for contributing to the well-being of the Danube region population.
Given those factors, Ukraine defines these central priorities of its presidency in the EU Strategy for the Danube region:
- Sustainable Development of the Danube Region: Decarbonisation and Transformation of the Economy;
- Development of Human Capital and Labour Markets.
Supporting the new EU policy, the proposed thematic priorities of Ukraine’s presidency in the EUSDR will be implemented considering the new European agenda for digital transformation and the European Green Deal.
During its presidency in the EUSDR, Ukraine will ensure:
- The holding of meetings of National Coordinators and Priority Area Coordinators;
- The implementation of a set of tasks within the defined presidency priorities in the EUSDR, including a number of thematic and public events (international conferences, seminars, workshops, etc.).
The key event of Ukraine’s presidency in the EUSDR is the Eleventh Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region, which will be held under the slogan “Recovery. Development. Unity”. As part of the annual forum, a ministerial meeting will be held on matters of sustainable development of the Danube region.
The official program of the presidency of Ukraine can be found here.
The Ministry of Community and Territorial Development of Ukraine (Ministry of Regional Development) has been elected the national coordinator from Ukraine responsible for the implementation of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region.