The capacity of the EU to both formulate and realise its goals, however, remains contested.
Some scholars claim the EU's 'soft power' attitude rivals that of the USA's 'hard power' approach to international relations. Others view the EU as insufficiently able to produce a co-ordinated position to project upon global politics. Regardless of the position taken within this debate, the EU's relationaship with its external partners has an increasingly important impact upon economic, political and security concerns on an international level. Trade negotiations military interventions, democracy promotion, international development and responses to the global economic crisis have all witnessed the EU playing a centrale role.
This has seen the EU become both a major force in contemporary institutions of global governance and a template for supranational governance that might influence other attempts to construct regional and global institutions. This volume bings together a collection of leading EU scholars to provide a state-of-the-art overview covering these and other debates relating to the EU's role in contemporary global governance.
The Handbook is divided into four main sections:. Part I: European studies and global governance — provides an overview and critical assessment of the leading theoretical approaches to the EU's role in global governance. We aim to achieve certain activities of general interest of a community by: promoting the principles of sustainable development, economical and environmental values; promoting the principles and values of community and inter-community cooperation; civic engagement and respect for legality and democratic values, cultural values; tourism in Romania; promoting local, regional, national and European cooperation.
The IAD was founded in with the goal of promoting and coordinating activities in the fields of limnology, water management, and water protection in the Danube River basin. The Migration, Asylum, Refugees Regional Initiative MARRI deals with the issues of migration management in the Western Balkans by promoting closer regional cooperation and a comprehensive, integrated, and coherent approach to the issues of migration, asylum, border management, visa policies and consular cooperation, refugee return and settlement in order to meet international and European standards.
NIRDT projects include the evaluation of tourism potential of the territory, strategies and policy for tourism development and for destination marketing, tourism planning, creation of tourism products, re-launching of tourism destinations, and a series of studies aimed to develop cycle tourism. Pannon Business Network Association was established in as a new network of innovation development and facilitation of the West Pannon region - Hungary.
The Association was initiated by 25 Industrial Parks and 6 leading cluster organizations. With these strong fundaments, today, the Network itself covers more than companies such as SMEs and multinationals in the West Pannon region. Pro Progressione is multi-functional agency for cultural management, working in three main fields: representing, organizing and participating as an active member in the work of the cultural community.
Through an international network, we react to the urge need of a stronger trans-national mobility. One of our aims is to redefine a common identity along the Danube through art. Primary focus of the discussions are inland waterways transport, navigation and cooperation within the Danube River Basin area, including related topics such as environment, navigation, infrastrucure, energy, project implementation and coordination. Regional Development Agency Plovdiv Bulgaria.
Established in as a body governed by public law it works for the regional economic development and innovation policies, social entrepreneurship, green infrastructure and energy efficiency, training, labour market development, historical and cultural heritage and tourism. Among its members are municipalities, associations of employers, universities, enterprises and physical persons.
The Regional Cooperation Council promotes mutual cooperation and European and Euro-Atlantic integration of South East Europe in order to inspire development in the region to the benefit of its people. The work of RCC focuses on the following priority areas: economic and social development, infrastructure and energy, justice and home affairs, security cooperation, and building human capital and parliamentary cooperation. Set up in , the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe REC is an international organisation with a mission to assist in solving environmental problems.
Location of the Head Office: Szentendre, Hungary. ReSPA is an international organisation which has been entrusted with the mission of boosting regional cooperation in the field of public administration in the Western Balkans. As such, ReSPA is a unique historical endeavour, established to support the creation of accountable, effective and professional public administration systems for the Western Balkans on their way to EU accession. In this section you will find information and documents on the development of the EU Danube Strategy in Romania. Part of main objectives are: decent conditions for work, legal assistance in public procurement, promoting domestic and international relationships within the Danube Region Strategy.
The SECI, Initiative launched in as alternative to the Dayton Agreement, aims at contributing to the regional efforts for sustainable development and integration and the bridging of remaining obstacles to cooperation and development in South East Europe. The Association is dedicated to building public security in South Eastern Europe,through its co-operative police services, together with the citizens and its partner organizations. This website offers an extensive range of information about different theme-areas, like culture, nature, events, leisure-time activities, accommodation etc, in the south-eastern part of the Danube Region.
The UPDR supports the joint efforts of cities in working towards the targets of the EU strategy and smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. The goal of the Platform is to strengthen the leadership role of cities in the region and give them a common voice within the EUSDR. The WBIF is a joint initiative of the EU, IFIs, bilateral donors and governments of the Western Balkans to provides financial and technical assistance for strategic investments in energy, environment, transport, social issues and private sector development.
Its excellent geographical position and trimodality make it a highly efficient hub for international goods and passenger traffic. The Port of Vienna with its subsidiaries operates three large cargo terminals including the corresponding infrastructure: Freudenau habour, Albern habour and Lobau oil terminal. Location of the Head Office: Vienna, Austria. Are you interested in listing your institution under 'Who is Who'? If you would like to use the following Word template , feel free to do so. We look forward to hearing from you!
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Danube Area Interregional Group at the Committee of the Regions The "Danube" Group, set up in January , advocates the development by the European Commission of a "Danube region strategy", to which it wishes to make an effective contribution. Danube Area Research Center DAReC "Danube Area Research Center" is a non-profit organization, established to achieve the objectives in the field of scientific research, inter-regional cooperation and education of young people from countries in the Danube region. Danube Campaign WWF campaign for a living river.
The DCCA serves to promote industrial and commercial activities aiming at economic and environmental development of the Danube Region. Contact: office at dcca. Danube Civil Society Forum For the involvement of NGOs and the civil society in the open stakeholder process of shaping and realizing the new strategy. Danube Commission The Danube Commission is an international intergovernmental organization, set up by the Convention regarding the regime of navigation on the Danube signed in Belgrade on 18 August The primary tasks of the Danube Commission activity are provision and development of free navigation on the Danube Through development and marketing of cross-border tourism products for example the www.
Contact: Boris Camernik, boris. The magazine brings together a network of journalists, organises journalist workshops and works within the Danube Media Network. Contact: Sabine Geller, info at danubeconnects. Danube Cooperation Process International Scientific Forum "Danube - River of Cooperation" DCP is a non-governmental organisation working for nearly 20 years to improve all forms of regional cooperation in the Danube Region, with focus on the close cooperation between the Danube region countries in transition. Location of the Secretariat: Belgrade, Serbia.
Contact: office at danube-cooperation. Danube Day Danube Day is a celebration of a cleaner, safer river following many years of international cooperation. The aim of this international department is to deal with questions concerning the political, economic and cultural evolution of the Danube region. Currently, the Danube Institute is focusing on following topics: European integration processes; transformation processes: quality of democracies and economic systems; and forming identity: nationalities, cultures and minorities.
Contact: Prof. Ellen Bos, Director: ellen. Danube Rector's Conference The Danube Rectors' Conference DRC is a strong network of 56 universities in the Danube region which aims to improve higher education in teaching and research, and supports the advancement of member universities by establishing sustainable contacts. Contact: info at drc-danube. Location of the Secretariat: Vienna, Austria Contact: office at danube-river.
Danube Universities "Danube Universities" is a partnership project between universities along the Danube in the subject area Renewable energy and efficient use of energy. Contact: Regio-eu-danube-strategy at ec. Contact: markus. EDU The aim of the association Danube. EDU is to promote international cooperation in the field of youth, supporting the involvement of young people in the life of the community and stimulating cooperation activities between countries in the Danube-Black Sea region.
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Europa Forum Wien The Europaforum Wien was established in with the intention to give support to the Vienna city government and administration in all issues relating to the EU integration process. Contact: office at europaforum. Contact: Florian Setzen, Director: florian. European Bank for Reconstruction and Development The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development fosters transition to market economies in countries from central and eastern Europe to the southern and eastern Mediterranean.
It offers interdisciplinary conferences, symposia and courses of lectures on scientific, environmental and cultural issues regarding current political and social developments in the Danube region. Location: Ulm, Germany Contact: info at donauakademie.
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- Overcoming obstacles to liberalization of the telecom sector in Estonia, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, and Hungary: an overwiew of key policy concerns and potential initiatives to facilitate the transition process, Volumes 23-440.
- Dynamic Combinatorial Chemistry: In Drug Discovery, Bioorganic Chemistry, and Materials Science.
- William Wells Brown: Clotel & Other Writings (Library of America).
Contact: Pavlin Tsonev, p. Contact: christian. As a state owned enterprise, we support not only the German government and the German Federal States but also the European Commission in achieving their objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. We are also engaged in international education work around the globe. Contact: Tobias Seiberlich: tobias. Green Planet Association We are an eco team for which the actions of protecting the environment are part of every natural gesture. International Association for Danube Research IAD The IAD was founded in with the goal of promoting and coordinating activities in the fields of limnology, water management, and water protection in the Danube River basin.
International Elias Canetti Society The central goals of the International Elias Canetti Society include a dedication to researching Canetti's work, promoting the European integration process and participating in rebuilding civil societal structures in post-communist Bulgaria. The Society publishes its own series of books, a bilingual magazine for transdisciplinary cultural studies, and additional literary series in the Bulgarian language.
Particular emphasis is placed when realizing cultural, educational and academic projects on cooperation between the countries of the Danubian cultural region. Contact: Chairperson, Prof. Penka Angelova: penka.
Since its foundation in , the IDM conducts research projects, organises events and issues publications aiming at different target groups. The focus of all these activities are political, economic, social and cultural developments in the Danube Region and Central Europe. Thus, the IDM provides the broad public, media, multipliers teachers , students and public institutions with recent information. Contact: Chairman, Dr. Erhard Busek e. Susan Milford s. Contact: isrbc at savacommission.
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Contact: eusdr at kulturkontakt. Migration, Asylum, Refugees Regional Initiative MARRI The Migration, Asylum, Refugees Regional Initiative MARRI deals with the issues of migration management in the Western Balkans by promoting closer regional cooperation and a comprehensive, integrated, and coherent approach to the issues of migration, asylum, border management, visa policies and consular cooperation, refugee return and settlement in order to meet international and European standards.
Contacts: info at marri-rc. Contact: incdt at incdt. Network of Priority Area Coordinators restricted access. Pannon Business Network Association Pannon Business Network Association was established in as a new network of innovation development and facilitation of the West Pannon region - Hungary. Contact: Matyas Lazary, lazary at pbn. Pro Progressione Pro Progressione is multi-functional agency for cultural management, working in three main fields: representing, organizing and participating as an active member in the work of the cultural community.
Regional Cooperation Council The Regional Cooperation Council promotes mutual cooperation and European and Euro-Atlantic integration of South East Europe in order to inspire development in the region to the benefit of its people. The aim is to support and promote Romanian inland ports and IWT. Contact: office at danube-ports.