Danube Day 2018 in Croatia

Join us near the historic hillside town of Ilok for a mass river bank clean-up along the Danube. Aiming to transform 2 km of riverside, local people and Ilok organisations are encouraged to take part. This action will not only improve the local environment, but also reduce the amount of rubbish travelling downstream. The litter pick is organised by Hrvatske vode in partnership with local organisation, Cuccium; Coca-Cola HBC Adria and Ilok utilities which will ensure the rubbish is recycled.
Date: Friday 29th June 2018; 11.00 start.

June 29th also sees a workshop on current and future approaches to protecting the natural resources of the Danube rivers. Taking place near to Osijek, the workshop is organised by the Natural Resources Management Agency and Kopački rit Nature Park. 
Date: Friday 29th June 2018

Vukovar also celebrates Danube Day with a fishing festival, exhibition, free boat trips and a community clean-up of the harbour area. While the annual Green Osijek Eco Festival at Zlatna Greda takes place on Sunday 1st July, including the awarding of this year's Danube Art Master winners. Read about the event on the website of Green Osijek.

If you’re aged 6-18 years and love your rivers, don’t miss the chance to enter the 2018 Danube Art Master
competition. The 14-country art extravaganza tasks children to create 3D artworks made from materials found by the river. Alternatively, you can make a 1-minute video on your ideas for sharing and protecting the Danube rivers. For details on how to enter, view the Croatian factsheet or see the website of Green Osijek, organisers of the Croatian round of the competition. Creators of the best artworks will go on to the international Danube Art Master final later in the year.
Entry deadline: Sunday 10th June 2018

Further information

For the latest news, contact Croatia's country coordinators:

Lidija Baras of Hrvatske vode (Croatian Waters) at Lidija.Baras@voda.hr. Read more about Danube Day on the website of Hrvatske vode.

Sanja Genzić Jurišević of the Ministry of Environment and Energy at Sanja.GenzicJurisevic@mzoe.hr. See also the ministry's website for information on Danube Day.

For Croatia's Danube Art Master contest, view the Croatian factsheet or contact Adriana Blažević of Green Osijek on +385 31 565 181; mobile: +385 97 606 9881; zeleniosijek@zeleni-osijek.hr; adriana@zeleni-osijek.hr.

To see how all the countries celebrated in 2017, go to Review 2017. You can also revisit 14 years of Croatia's Danube Day via the general Review page.