The first meeting of the Coordination Committee of the Grant Implementation Unit provided by the Austrian Development Agency was held on November 17, 2016.
The meeting was organized to present the report on "The Danube Connects" project implementation, namely:
- fulfilled and planned actions within the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (SUERD), objectives and beneficiaries;
- fulfilled and planned actions in cross-border programs eligible for Moldova;
- the results of the first audit report (period February 1, 2015 - July 31 2016).
The project has two main components: to promote the EU Strategy for the Danube Region and cross-border and transnational programs in Moldova.
Being present at the meeting, the National Coordinator SUERD Anatol Usatîi said that "at this stage it is very important to organize regular meetings to build platforms of functional communication thus the representatives of the private sector to be informed and in this way to support public-private partnerships. We need common platforms in these areas; their goal is to connect public authorities, private sector, universities and civil society ".
The members of the Coordination Committee of the Grant Implementation Unit "The Danube Connects" are the representatives of the Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, State Chancellery and the Austrian Development Agency (ADA).
We note that, in Moldova, the EU Strategy for the Danube Region is promoted at the national and regional level with the support of the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), the financial support being provided by the Austrian Development Cooperation.