Danube Day 2017 / 2018

Get active for a cleaner Danube!
 


Danube Day 2017 was a celebration of cleaner, safer rivers following 23 years of ground-breaking international cooperation. Riverside festivals, public meetings and fun, educational events paid tribute to the Danube rivers, their peoples and the progress being made. During the week of Danube Day, main festivities took place in Ukraine, Slovakia, Serbia, Romania, Moldova, Hungary, Germany, Croatia and Bulgaria. Slovenia, the Czech Republic, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Austria celebrated earlier in June and many of the country events extended into July. Such events strengthen our "Danube solidarity": in spite of different cultures and histories, we have a shared desire and responsibility to protect our precious resource.

Read the ICPDR Danube Day press release to find out about the unique 14-country partnership that's active for a cleaner Danube. How people use, enjoy and cooperate over their rivers is directly affected by the events of Danube Day.

There's a Danube Day celebration near you

Festivities take place throughout June and into July. Check the events pages in spring 2018 to find out what's happening in your country and internationally. You can also read about last year's celebrations on the 2017 Review page or try out the Danube Adventure Game below for your own river challenge!
 

 

 

 

 

 

Gallery

  • Danube Day 2017 in Germany: young Bavarian winners of the Danube Art Master contest in Schloss Grünau.
  • Danube Day 2017 in the Czech Republic: learning about rivers in Mosty u Jablunkova's 'Children's Challenge' © Veronika Matuszná
  • Danube Day 2017 in Austria: Cheering for rivers in Vienna's Stadtpark festival © Danube Day Austria
  • Danube Day 2017 in Slovakia: celebrating traditions in Gabčíkovo © Vodohospodárska výstavba
  • Danube Day 2017 in Hungary: Helping to restock the Danube with sterlets at Children's Island in Budapest © Hungarian Ministry of Interior
  • Danube Day 2017 in Slovenia: Pupils from Rodica school winning top prize for their wastewater project at the Bled Water Festival © BWF Archive
  • Danube Day 2017 in Croatia: Ministry and city officials get active in the Vukovar river clean-up © Grad Vukovar⁄ Miroslav Šlafhauzer
  • International winner of the Danube Art Master contest for 2017: 'Bridge' by students from Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Danube Day 2017 in Serbia: Helping to conserve sturgeon in Prahovo © WWF Serbia
  • Danube Day 2017 in Romania: Inspiring the next generation to get active for the Danube rivers © WBA Arges
  • Danube Day 2017 in Bulgaria: Enough soup for everyone at the Danube Fish Cook-Off.
  • Danube Day 2017 in Moldova: Celebrating Danube traditions in Djurdjulesti © Dumitru Drumea
  • Ukrainian-Romanian Danube Day 2017 in Tyachiv: Sharing Romanian traditions at the cross-border festival © Ostap Tsapulych
  • Danube Day 2017 in Germany: ministry officials and local resiodents tour the  Sigmaringen Sewage Works in Baden-Württemberg © Tübingen Regional Council
  • Danube Day 2017 in Austria: Standing up for rivers - actress Julia Cernig with Andrä Rupprechter (Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management); Ursula Zechner from the Ministry of Transportation, Innovation and Technology; and Dr Wolfgang Zerobin of the City of Vienna © Danube Day Austria
  • Danube Day 2017 in Slovakia: Minister of the Environment, Laszlo Solymos, at the Gabčíkovo celebrations © Slovak Water Management Enterprise
  • Hungarian-Croatian Danube Day 2017 near Barcs: High-level officials from both ministries and senior ICPDR officials met to discuss flooding and sustainable river basin management  © South-Transdanubian Water Management Directorate
  • Danube Day 2017 in Slovenia: Scouts won first prize for their rubbish clearance campaign in the annual Moja reka competition © Mitja Sodja, foto-bohinj.com
  • Danube Day 2017 in Romania: Young Danube sport champions at the Banat region celebrations © WBA Banat
  • Danube Day 2017 in Bulgaria: spreading the Danube Day message.
  • Ukrainian-Romanian Danube Day 2017 in Tyachiv: unveiling of an 80m2 mural of Tisza life © Ostap Tsapulych
  • Joint Ukrainian-Hungarian Danube Day in 2016: the Zakarpattya National Chorus © Ostap Tsapulych
  • Joint Hungarian-Ukrainian Danube Day in 2016: taste-testing the ultimate local fish soup!
  • Danube Day 2016 in Moldova: festivities in Cahul.
  • Danube Day 2016 in Romania: enjoying a lesson on water science in Craiova © WBA Jiu
  • Danube Day 2016 in Bulgaria: water testing workshop for teenagers in Baykal.
  • Danube Day 2016 in Serbia: getting active for the rivers by clearing bankside litter in Donji Milanovac © Donji Milanovac Tourist Organisation
  • Danube Day 2016 in Slovenia: cyclists from the four Sava countries completed an epic 900 km trip to spread awareness of Danube and Sava rivers.
  • Danube Day 2016 in Hungary: Budapest children restocking the Danube with sterlets!
  • Danube Day 2016 in Slovakia: inspiring children with hands-on science at the Environment Ministry in Bratislava © Tomas Hajdin / VUVH
  • Danube Day 2016 in Austria: Vienna's celebration was hosted by Federal Ministers Andrä Rupprechter and Jörg Leichtfried; City Councilor Ulli Sima; and new Danube ambassador, actress Lilian Klebow © Danube Day Austria
  • Danube Day 2016 in the Czech Republic: proud Moravian artists in Mosty u Jablunkova © Mostík Family Centre
  • Danube Day 2016 in Bavaria, Germany: Professor Bernd Cyffka marks the 10th anniversary of the Auen Institute © Aueninstitut Neuburg
  • Danube Day 2016 in Germany: Danube flag parade at the opening of the International Danube Festival in Ulm © Donaubüro Ulm/Neu-Ulm
  • Joint Hungarian-Ukrainian Danube Day in 2016: festivities on the banks of the Tisza.
  • Danube Day 2016 in Moldova: celebrating regional traditions in Cahul.
  • Danube Day 2016 in Romania: Environment Minister Cristiana Pasca Palmer awards prizes at the national event in Giurgiu © WBA Arges Vedea
  • Danube Day 2016 in Bulgaria: Nikopol children celebrate their river.
  • Danube Day 2016 in Serbia: ready to clear rubbish in Negotin © Negotin Tourist Organisation
  • Danube Day 2016 in Slovenia: winning sculpture in the national Danube Art Master contest - 'Crayfish' by pupils from Bistrica pri Tržiču Primary.
  • Danube Day 2016 in Slovakia: at the Ministry of the Environment in Bratislava © Tomas Hajdin / VUVH.
  • Danube Day 2016 in Austria: Working together to construct a mobile flood defence barrier at Vienna's Danube Day © Danube Day Austria
  • Danube Day 2016 in Baden-Württemberg, Germany: speech by Regierungspräsident, Dr. Jörg Schmidt, in Ehingen's event © Regierungspräsidium Tübingen
  • Danube Day 2015 in Austria: Federal Ministers, Jörg Leichtfried (left) and Andrä Rupprechter (right), and Vienna Environment Councillor, Ulli Sima, with Viennese pupils © Danube Day Austria
  • 2015 winner of the international Danube Art Master: Black Swan from Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Danube Day 2015 in Croatia: Dražen Kurečić, 2015 ICPDR President
  • Danube Day 2015 in Germany: opening ceremony in Bavaria attended by the Bavarian Environment Minister Ulrike Scharf © Bavarian Ministry of the Environment & Consumer Protection
  • Hungary's 2015 Danube Art Master
  • 'Disappointed Fisherman', an entry in Moldova's 2015 Danube Art Master competition
  • Danube Day 2015 in Romania: Collecting rubbish on the Crisul Repede © Bogdan Ghita / ABA Crisuri
  • Danube Day 2015 in Serbia: festivities in Odzaci
  • Danube Day 2015 in Slovakia: central celebration © Vodohospodárska výstavba, š.p.
  • Bulgaria's Danube Art Master 2015
  • Danube Day 2015 in Ukraine: dressed for a Grand Danube Masquerade
  • Danube Day 2015 in Austria: Vienna's Museumsquartier © Danube Day Austria
  • Danube Day 2015 in Croatia
  • Danube Day 2015 in Romania: Getting active for the Danube rivers
  • Danube Day 2015 in Serbia: celebrations at Zemun in Belgrade
  • Danube Day 2015 in Slovakia: river rescue demonstration © Vodohospodárska výstavba, š.p.
  • Danube Art Master 2015 in Ukraine: prize giving
  • Danube Day 2015 in Austria: Getting active at Danube Day in Vienna © Danube Day Austria
  • Danube Day 2015 in Romania: Collecting rubbish on the Crisul Repede © Bogdan Ghita / ABA Crisuri
  • Danube Day 2015 in Ukraine: all ready for the Danube Masquerade
  • Danube Day 2015 in Austria: Federal Minister Andrä Rupprechter © Danube Day Austria
  • Danube Day 2014 in Ukraine: Kvasovo children map-out their country united by rivers © Ostap Tsapulych
  • Danube Day 2014 in Moldova: Deputy Minister Lazar Chirica awards young artists.
  • Danube Day 2014 in Bulgaria: superb spectacle at Persina Natural Park.
  • Danube Day 2014 in Romania: festivities led by Eşelnita Commune Hall & Cazanele Dunării NGO © ABA Jiu
  • Danube Day 2014 in Slovenia: exploring water & energy in the Ministry/Coca-Cola HBC Slovenia ‘You’re My River’ contest © Moja Reka Slovenia
  • Danube Day 2014 in Hungary: Péter Kovács (State Secretary for Water) & Imre Hoffmann (Deputy State Secretary for Public Employment) at the Danube seminar in the Ministry of the Interior © Csattos Pál
  • Danube Day 2014 in Slovakia © Vodohospodárska výstavba
  • Danube Day 2014 in Austria: from right: Ivan Zavadsky (ICPDR); Doris Bures (Minister for Transport); Reinhard Mang (General Secretary of the Lebensministerium); Ulli Sima (Vienna Environment Councillor) & Karin Zipperer (Hafen Wien) © Danube Day Austria/Matthias Hombauer
  • Danube Day 2014 in the Czech Republic: staff from the Water Protection Dept. say goodbye to the ‘Danube Day Fish United Flag’ as it continues its 14-year journey through the Basin.
  • Danube Day 2014 in Germany: Marcel Huber (Bavarian Environment Minister) at the State Garden Show in Deggendorf © Bavarian Ministry of the Environment & Consumer Protection
  • Danube Day 2014 in Austria: smiles at the Lebensministerium festival in Vienna © Danube Day Austria/Matthias Hombauer
  • Danube Day 2014 in Hungary: hands-on science at Kopaszi Dam in Budapest © Danube Flow/Coca-Cola HBC Hungary
  • Danube Art Master 2014 in Bosnia-Herzegovina: prize winner, Ena Havic, and her family © Ekotim
  • Danube Day 2014 in Bulgaria at Persina Natural Park.
  • Overall winner in the 2014 International Danube Art Master competition: 'Friends of the water' by Elena Gorobeț from Elizaveta, Moldova.
  • Danube Art Master 2014: Hungary's winners in the GWP Hungary competition.
  • Danube Day 2014 in Austria: coming face-to-face with Danube reptiles © Danube Day Austria/Matthias Hombauer
  • Danube Day 2013 in Slovakia © Vodohospodárska výstavba
  • Danube Day 2013 in Romania © ABA Arges-Vedea
  • Danube Day 2013 in Vienna © Danube Day Austria / Matthias Hombauer
  • Danube Day 2013 in Baykal, Bulgaria © DRBD
  • Danube Day 2013 in Ulm, Germany © Anna Brugger / Danube Office
  • Danube Day 2013 in Croatia © Zeleni Osijek
  • Danube Day 2013 in Budapest © www.kormany.hu / Árvai Károly
  • Danube Day 2013 in Bosnia-Herzegovina © Ekotim
  • Danube Day 2013 in Belgrade
  • Clearing the Borzhava on Danube Day 2013 in Ukraine © Andriy Bublik / Coca-Cola Beverages
  • Winning entry in the 2013 Czech Danube Art Master competition
  • Facing the Danube Challenge in Austria! © Foto Andi Bruckner www.andibruckner.com
  • Danube Day 2013 in Belgrade
  • Danube Day 2013 in Budapest © www.kormany.hu / Árvai Károly
  • Danube Day 2013 in Romania © ABA Crisuri
  • Winning entry in the 2013 international Danube Art Master competition - from Croatia
  • 2013 Danube Art Master entrants from Slovenia
  • Danube Day 2013 in Nikopol, Bulgaria © DRBD
  • Danube Day in Ukraine
  • Danube Day in Moldova
  • Danube Day in Ukraine
  • Danube Day in Hungary
  • Danube Day in Serbia
  • Slovenia's 2013 Moja reka competition