Danube Day 2018 in Hungary

Join us in southern Hungary for the headline event: a joint Hungarian-Serbian Danube Day in Érsekcsanád, near Baja. Come along to share traditions, take part in sports competitions and enjoy tasty fish soup! The event unites communities, high-level international and national officials and regional and local government from both sides of the border. It raises awareness of the importance of healthy rivers, emphasizing the value of working together to ensure a sustainable future.
Date: Friday 29th June 2018

Visit Budapest Zoo on Saturday the 23rd of June for a fun-filled family day of river-themed games, hands-on experiments, crafts and quizzes. The Danube Day Children’s Festival has moved to the zoo for 2018 so expect encounters with Danube river-life and lots of watery fun! See the event poster for more details.
Date: Saturday 23rd June 2018; 10:00-16:00

Budapest is also the venue for an international workshop on the Challenges of Plastic Waste in the Danube Region and Beyond. Hosted by the EU Interreg Danube Transnational Programme JOINTISZA project, the free event will develop region-wide measures to tackle plastic pollution, to be considered for inclusion in updates of the Integrated Tisza River Basin Management Plan. To help ensure sustainable solutions, the event will provide a networking platform for all those involved in influencing policy. Participants will take part in a round-table discussion with technical experts from Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, Ukraine and the IUCN. The event is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade as project partner and co-coordinator of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region Priority Area 4 Water quality & Priority Area 5 Environmental risks. Click here for event programme, location and registration. A ‘trash art’ exhibition will run alongside the event.
Date and time: Thursday 28th June 2018; 13:00–18:00

Visit Gönyű in northern Hungary for the annual Danube Day celebration of river boats. The packed programme includes fishing competitions, boating, folk dancing, musical performances, children’s entertainment and great food. The free event is organised by Gönyű local government and local organisations.
Date: Saturday 30th June 2018; 8:00-23:00

If you’re aged 6-18 years and are passionate about rivers, don’t miss the chance to enter the Hungarian round of the 2018 Danube Art Master competition. View the Hungarian factsheet for further details of how to enter and find out more about this 14-country art extravaganza on the Art Master page.  
Deadline for entries: Friday 15th June 2018

Further information

For the latest news, please contact:

Ida Nagyne Sos of the Ministry of Interior on +36 1 441 1795; +36 30 491 2624; ida.sos.nagyne@bm.gov.hu.

For Hungary's Danube Art Master contest, view the Hungarian factsheet or contact Attila Kozák of GWP Hungary on +36 1 3711 333; gwpmo@gwpmo.hu.

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