International events for Danube Day

The scale of Danube Day is huge with ambitious basin-wide, cross-border and national events; regional celebrations and village festivities. The 2017 programme includes fairs and clean-up actions; conferences and awareness raising; aquatic and sporting challenges; leisurely cruises and fun youth events. So many of this year's events encourage riverside communities to share Danube Day with neighbours across borders. Get active for a cleaner shared Danube!

Read on to find out about this year's international events or view the national pages to see how you can get involved in your country. You can also contact your national coordinator.

International events

  • Joint Hungary - Croatia Danube Drava festival near Barcs. Located in the beautiful surroundings of the Danube-Drava National Park, the event brings together communities and state, regional and local officials from both sides of the border. Come along for tasty fish soup in the Danube Cook-off; live music on the main stage; or river cruises and a children's paper boat launch on the Drava. View Hungary to find out more.
  • Shared Ukraine - Romania Tisza celebration in Tyachiv, Zakarpattya. Ukraine's main celebration includes an all-new River Quest for school children, the first ever Danube Art Master Water Oscars and the creation of an 80m2 mural of Tisza life. Locals and officials from Romania will attend as very special guests on the day. Read more on the Ukraine page.
  • International Workshop on the Flood Protection Education Network for universities and vocational schools in the Danube region. Organised by Hungary's EUSDR Priority Area 5 coordination office and National University Public Service Faculty of Water Science, this Budapest event aims to strengthen networking in flood protection education. View Hungary to find out more.
  • Cross-border Bulgarian - Romanian scientific conference in Ruse. Scientists and officials from research organisations from both countries will gather for a water resources conference. View Bulgaria to find out more.
  • Danube Art Master Schools Competition: 2017 sees the 13th year of this 14-country youth competition that unites children across the basin in an artistic extravaganza. New for this year: make a 1 minute video about your river! Catch up on the latest news on the competition on Facebook, find out how you can enter on the website of co-organiser, Global Water Partnership, or get some inspiration from past Danube Art Master entries.
  • 'One Day of the Danube' international photography competition. This new 14-country contest welcomes photographs that emphasize the Danube's importance in the life of the region; its historical, natural and cultural character and uniqueness. Open to both amateur and professional photographers from any of the Danube countries, read more on Hungary's page.
  • Great Belgrade Regatta. This 4-day international regatta attracts 400 participants from 10 countries for fun on and besides the Danube. Get active with sailing, rafting or rowing; watch the races and exciting rescue demonstrations and learn some vital tips on keeping safe in the water. View Serbia to find out more.
  • Slovak guests at Austria's children's festival in Vienna. A delegation of Slovak children joined in Vienna's Danube Day, enjoying the interactive games and fascinating creatures, crafts and competitions alongside their Austrian peers. View Austria to find out more.
Danube Day events inspire people, communities and countries to work together across borders. They encourage people to look beyond their national boundaries and consider the multitude of peoples living in the Danube Basin. Across the region, governmental, non-governmental and private sector organisations are working together to make the 14th Danube Day the best yet. To read about the thousands of events and partners involved in previous Danube Days, see the Review pages.