Planning is underway for Danube Day 2017. Details will be posted here in the spring. Read on for a summary of activities in 2016.
In 2016, a unique day of solidarity and celebration brought together Galabor in Zakarpatska Oblast with its Hungarian neighbour, Tiszakóród. The communities, separated by the Tisza, were united for a joint Danube Day.
For the first time in the towns' histories, residents freely crossed a temporary border-check located mid-stream. Ministerial and local authority representatives met on a barge at the mid-point to discuss bi-lateral cooperation over water resources. A thousand residents enjoyed a music festival, environmental art, games and quizzes.
The 'Tisza Fish of Desire' were a particular highpoint. Painted by children from both countries, the colourful plaster fish were exchanged across the river and made into permanent displays: enduring symbols of cross-border friendship. Other activities saw Kvasovo children win a dingy for their community and Galabor receive recycling containers from Coca-Cola Beverages Ukraine. Read more on Ukraine's Facebook page.
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Olena Marushevska (+380 68 9062 061) or Alexei Iarochevic (+380 67 209 12 08) of the All-Ukrainian Ecological League; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; and view Facebook.