Danube Day 2017 / 2018 in Bosnia & Herzegovina

Planning is underway for Danube Day 2018. Details will be posted here in the spring.
Read on for a summary of activities in 2017.

Students from Ilidža have been crowned the international Danube Art Masters for 2017, being placed first in the 13-country final! Congratulations go to the children from the Sixth School in Ilidža, Sarajevo, and to the competition organisers in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Ekotim!

The pupils' ingenious creation, entitled 'Bridge', was constructed from plastic bottles and plaited bags. Traversing a Bosna tributary, the artwork emphasized not only the river's role in linking people, but also the pollution pressures that rivers face. The winners were announced in October 2017 at the House of the European Union in Vienna by Susanne Brandstetter, Chairperson of the Public Participation Expert Group of the ICPDR.

Further information

To see how all the countries celebrated in 2017, go to Review 2017. Or revisit 14 years of Danube Day in Bosnia-Herzegovina via the general Review page.

For the latest news, please contact:

Nihada Hadžić of the Water Agency for Sava River District on +387 33 726 403; nihada.hadzic@voda.ba.

Marija Licanin of the Water Agency for Sava River District on +387 52 240 330; mlicanin@voders.org.

Danube Art Master: Rijad Tikvesa of Ekotim - Association for the Protection and Advancement of Environment, Nature and Health on +387 33 812 515; mobile: +387 61 554 302; ekotim@bih.net.ba; rijad@ekotim.net; dam@ekotim.net.

You can read more about the basin-wide competition on the website of the co-organiser, Global Water Partnership, or view Danube Art Master to catch a flavour of the winning entries from the last 10 years.