Please find below a list of partnerships and networks, Priority Area 10 “Institutional Capacity and Cooperation” is closely working with (in alphabetical order, not exhaustive).

Bled Strategic Forum

Logo Bled Strategic ForumThe Bled Strategic Forum (BSF) has evolved into a leading international conference in Central and South-Eastern Europe, annually bringing together a diverse set of participants, including heads of state and government, ministers, diplomats, businesspeople, scholars and experts, youth, and media from around the world. The Forum, hosted in Bled (SI) focuses on engaging the participants in discussions about, and seeking out-of-the-box solutions for, compelling regional and global challenges.


Bled Strategic Forum Website

Danube Civil Society Forum

The Danube Civil Society Forum (DCSF) is a platform for civil society cooperation, capacity building and networking in the Danube Region and was established in accordance with the EU Action Plan for the EU Strategy for the Danube Region. Priority Area 10 “Institutional Capacity and Cooperation” and the DCSF jointly organise the Danube Participation Days, drafted the Agenda for Participation and cooperate – amongst others – on the implementation of the Participation Partnerships.


DCSF Website

Danube Local Actors Platform (DLAP)

The Danube Local Actors Platform (D-LAP) is a platform for representatives from public administration (cities, municipalities and regions), civil society, research and international organisations created and hosted by Priority Area 10 “Institutional Capacity and Cooperation”. The platform aims at exchanging knowledge and activities for better cooperation and coordination in the Danube Region. Furthermore, the D-LAP is an advisory platform for the Danube Participation Day.


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Network of ESF Managing Authorities

The Network of ESF managing Authorities in the Danube Region is a network of ESF+ Managing Authorities, Priority Area 9 “People and Skills” and Priority Area 10 “Institutional Capacity and Cooperation” of the EU Stragey for the Danube Region aiming at exchange and cooperate on furthering transnational cooperation and implementation of objectives related to social inclusion and institutional capacity building in the Danube Region.


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Interact Group for Embedding of Macro-Regional Strategies in EU Programmes

The Interact Group for Embedding Macro-Regional Strategies in EU programmes is a community of representatives from macro-regional strategies that are active in macro-regional embedding networks. The objective of the collaboration is to exchange of good practices in integrating macro-regional strategies and their objectives into EU Cohesion Policy Programmes to improve coordination of funding and maximise the (macro-)regional impact of projects and investments.