Danube Regional Coooperation
IAD organised a regional exchange between Bulgarian and Austrian mayors
On invitation of IAD general secretariat a group of mayors and officials from Ruse, Bulgaria, visited Upper Austria. The general agenda of the visit aimed to discuss common perspectives in environmental friendly infrastructure planning, regional development and public participation, as well as decentral strategies for renewable energies. Mayors from Slivo Pole, Borovo and Dve Mogili shared experiences with the mayors of Traun, Wilhering and Ottenschlag - similar questions how to realise future perspectives along 1400 km Danube river. Additional meetings with regional managers underlined the necessity of bottom up approaches to make sure that regional interests are not lost in the general development of the Danube region.