Establishing of European region Danube – Vltava was started from April 2011. First step was analysis of networks and than analysis of potentials in region in the boarder triangle of the Czech Republic, Germany and Austria. It means in region between big cities as München, Nürnberk, Wien, Bratislava and Praha.
During the year 2012, as the second step, were workshops organized and strategic framework for European region was prepared. Formal establishing of European region Danube – Vltava went on in June 2012 in Austria (Linz).
In this region are participating Upper Austria, Lower Austria (Mastviertel, Waldviertel), Region South Bohemia, Region Pilsen, Region Vysočina, Region of Upper Palatinate and Lower Bavaria with Altötting.
This is region of 3 countries, 2 languages and 1 common area, region with 6 million inhabitants on an area of 60,000 km².
The goal of the region is the development of cooperation for the good of the population living in this area, strengthening the region in the competition with other agglomerations and the implementation of the European idea. The establishment of the European region Danube-Vltava started the operational activities of this community, which is devoted to cooperation and further development of the partner regions in the 7 following prospective areas:
- Research and innovation
- Cooperation of universities
- Cooperation of enterprises and the creation of clusters
- Qualified workforce and labour market
- Tourism oriented towards nature, health, cities and culture
- Renewable energy and energy efficiency
- Mobility, accessibility and transport
A so-called knowledge platform has been established for each prospective area, which is represented by experts of all seven regions. Their task is to devise and plan specific measures within the ERDV strategy and support projects from a professional viewpoint through their knowledge and contacts. Each ERDV region is responsible for the functioning and work of one knowledge platform.
Forestry and biological research in FGMRI has more than 90 years long tradition and we are very pleased, that we can participate on this European region.
–> Official website of European region