27-28 September 2018, Constanta, Romania

Organisers: Aspen Institute Romania and Constanta City Hall

Unlocking Constanta’s full potential: Investing in infrastructure and logistics. Due to its geographical location, the Port of Constanta can become a Gateway into the EU for goods originating in Asia and the Middle East, with the destination of Central and Eastern Europe. In addition to reducing the distance of shipping routes by approximately 2,400 nautical miles (Port of Shipment – Constanta instead of Shipping Port – Northwest Europe), the distance travelled by road transport will be diminished as Romania is closer to the countries in Central and Eastern Europe with about 650 kilometres. In order to achieve this objective, the Port of Constanta should ensure rapid transit of goods to the EU market (including Romania) as well as “Near-Shoring” processing capabilities.Date: September 28, 2018

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Date: 18 - 19.10.2018
Place: Sofia, Bulgaria

In 2018 Bulgaria is the rotating Presidency of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (the Danube Strategy, EUSDR).

As a key event of the 2018 EUSDR Presidency, Bulgaria and the European Commission are jointly organizing the 7th Annual EUSDR Forum which will be held on 18 - 19 October 2018 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

The main focus of the event will be on tourism development as a precondition to economic growth and territorial cohesion.


Date: 05 - 06.09.2018
Place: Constanta, Romania


To help ports tap their full potential as eco-friendly multimodal hubs special emphasis is placed on the aspects regarding the administration and management tasks which have been included in DAPhNE project.

Starting from the current situation along the Danube, suggestions will be made for the improvement and harmonization of port administration processes as well as for the fine tuning of the port business strategies.

The International workshops with the main aims to debate and collect recomandations for Enhancing and Harmonizing Port Administration Processes and also on Port Management Models will be organized by Ovidius University of Constanta and by the National Company - Maritime Ports Administration JSC Constanta on 5-6 September 2018, in Constanta, Romania.


Date: 26 - 27.09.2018
Place: Enns, Austria

DAPhNE - Danube Ports Network project aims to facilitate a balanced development of Danube Ports as eco-friendly, well accessible multimodal hubs for the transport system of the region and to turn them into buzzing economic centres functioning as catalysts for economic growth and creation of high value jobs.

Between 26 - 27 September 2018, DAPhNE project partners will have an important series of meetings.

Consortium Meeting, Steering Comitee Meeting and Work Package Leaders Meetings will be organized by Ennshafen Port, at Enns, Austria.

Date: 10 - 11.10.2018
Place: Vienna, Austria

Danube Business Talks 2018 are entering the third round! On 10 - 11 October 2018 the successful business platform for innovative transport and logistics solutions on the Danube invites you to join an event with international entrepreneurs, experts and all other stakeholders interested in the transport industry along this European waterway.

This time the focus is on new markets for Danube logistics in the European bioenergy and biomass sector. Besides chances and perspectives for cargo transport in this promising industry we will also address trends and potentials for passenger transport on the Danube for the first time.

The event will be organised at Vienna, Austria.

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