1st Danube Financing Dialogue

  • Thursday, 22nd March 2012 at 1pm - 5:30pm
  • Friday, 23rd March 2012 at 9:30am - 2pm

Location: Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) | Otto-Wagner-Platz 3 | A-1090 Vienna

Financing projects of Small and Medium Enterprises in the Danube Region

         22nd and 23rd March 2012

 

The EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) is a macro-regional strategy covering all countries along the Danube from the Black Forest in Germany to the Black Sea. The Strategy is a joint initiative of the European Commission and the Danube Region countries. Its main objective is to address common challenges and coordinate existing policies and programmes to reinforce integration in the Region.

The EUSDR has defined 11 so-called Priority Areas. Austria, represented by the City of Vienna, and Slovenia have been put in charge of coordinating Priority Area 10 (EUSDR PA 10) - “Institutional capacity and cooperation.” An important element of the EUSDR PA 10 is the creation of a Danube Investment Framework to assist project owners in the Region in developing project proposals, and facilitate coordination between different funding sources.

At the 1st Danube Financing Dialogue in Vienna, international experts will gather to discuss vital issues concerning the financing of SME projects in the Region. Furthermore the event will serve as a matchmaking opportunity for regional SMEs and Financial Institutions. SME representatives will have the unique opportunity to identify suitable financing sources for investment projects and present their projects to participating representatives of Financial Institutions. In turn, Financial Institutions will have the opportunity to identify new fields of business.

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