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The Danube Strategy – Prosperity through Environmental Management?

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29.6.2011, 18:00-20:00 Hub Vienna, Lindengasse 56, Top18-19, 1070 Vienna

Environmental issues form a key part of the Danube strategy, linking water management, transport, energy, tourism and innovation policies. Will an increased emphasis on the environment result in a more prosperous and stable Danube region? This is the question we want to explore in our event.

17:30 Registration

18:00 Welcome and Introduction Cafe Babel and the Hub Vienna ‐ Introduction from the Hub – Matthias Reisinger ‐Cafe Babel informational video

18:15 Introduction to topic The Danube Strategy: How can environmental management support innovation, entrepreneurship and development in the whole Danube Region?

Moderator: Dipl.Pol. Ralf Nordbeck, InFER (Institute of Forest, Environmental and Natural Resource Policy) at the BOKU

Speaker 1: Dr. Werner Kvarda, University Professor, Institut für Bodenforschung, BOKU

Speaker 2: Prof. Dr. Edita Stojic‐Karanovic President of the International Scientific Forum “Danube – River of Cooperation” in Belgrade, Serbia.

Speaker 3: Susanne Brandstetter, Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (Lebensministerium) / Section VII: Water Speaker presentations and guided discussion

The form will be a guided discussion format led by the Moderator. Each speaker will have approximately 5‐10 minutes to discuss their area of expertise, organization and current projects or research focus relating to the topic.

19:15 Moderated discussion Questions and audience interaction

20:00 Wrap‐up and closure

Refreshments served'

This project has been made possible by the support of the European Commission

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