The Danube Area

ScanBalt BioRegion

Regions

EU Macro Regional Strategies

A ‘Macro-Regional strategy’ is an integrated framework endorsed by the European Council, which may be supported by the European Structural and Investment Funds among others, to address common challenges faced by a defined geographical area relating to Member States and third countries located in the same geographical area which thereby benefit from strengthened cooperation contributing to achievement of economic, social and territorial cohesion. Read more here.

The Danube Area

The area covered by the EU Strategy for the Danube Region stretches from the Black Forest (Germany) to the Black Sea (Romania-Ukraine-Moldova) and is home to 115 million inhabitants. Member States are: Germany, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia. Accession Countries: Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro. Neighbourhood Countries: Moldova and Ukraine. Danube-INCO.NET is an FP7 funded coordination and support action for the official EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) in the field of research and innovation (R&I). Read more here.

ScanBalt BioRegion

ScanBalt BioRegion is composed of the health and bio economy communities in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Sweden, northern Germany, northern Netherlands and north-western Russia. There are more than 60 universities and over 3000 companies active in ScanBalt BioRegion. The not for profit association ScanBalt® fmba acts as a service provider for ScanBalt BioRegion. Members are mainly regions,  regional networks and clusters, companies, research institutions, hospitals, innovation and promotion agencies. ScanBalt BioRegion is a flagship within the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, Priority Area 7 (Innovation). Read more here.