Danube Day 2018 in Romania

Orșova is the location for this year's national celebration, a high-level Basin Committee Meeting and Children's Environmental Education event. Attending the special Committee Meeting will be Minister for Waters and Forests, Ioan Denes, along with General Director of the Ministry, Simona Olimpia Negru; and Deputy Director of Romanian Waters, Dorel Marcel Dume. Also participating will be ministry specialists, local government officials and invited guests. Events are organised by the Ministry of Waters and Forest and Romanian Waters, with the participation of local authorities, institutions and civil society. 
Date: Friday 29th of June 2018

Aimed at engaging the next generation of Danube stewards, the children's event is sure to educate, entertain and enthral! Come along to find out about how we make sure the Danube waters are fit to drink and safe for wildlife. Meet the experts responsible for checking the rivers are healthy and see how water is analysed in the lab. The fascinating sessions will be led by specialists from the Banat River Basin Administration laboratory and Integrated Nutrient Pollution Control Project.
Date: Friday 29th of June 2018

Galati’s 4-day festival has something for everyone. Join us on the first day for opening speeches, classical music, ballet and a spectacular sound and light show. On June 29th, it's carnival time with the Summer Parade inviting every resident to join in, and a 'spontaneous' flashmob. Other events include a ships parade and day of street sport.
Dates: Thursday 28th June - Sunday 1st July 2018

Extending friendship across national boundaries, a delegation of Romanian students joined with Austrian students to celebrate Austria's Danube Day festival in the Vienna Stadtpark. View the Austria page and the Eco Counselling Centre Galati facebook page for more details.

Other local events are planned across the Danube municipalities. All 11 Water Basin Administrations will hold their own special Danube Day meetings. Look out for the multitude of children and family events also taking place. Come along to get active, inspired and informed at events led by water administrations, local authorities, schools, NGOs and local business. Check local press for details. 
Date: June 2018

If you're aged 6-18 years and love your river, the Danube Art Master competition is for you! Your challenge is to create a 3D artwork or 1-minute video that celebrates the environment. Rivers are your inspiration: use your creativity to show how they are important to you or perhaps what should be done to look after them. Then submit a photo or video to national organisers, Eco Counselling Centre Galati, and you could win a top prize! View the Romanian factsheet for further details of how to enter. National winners will also be invited to take part in the 14-country Danube Art Master final.
Deadline for entries: Monday 25th June 2018.

Further information

For the latest news, please contact:

Elvira Marchidan of the Romanian Waters National Administration on +40 21 315 5535; +40 21 408 9642; elvira.marchidan@rowater.ro.

For Romania's Danube Art Master contest, view the Romanian factsheet or contact Iulia Leonte of the Eco Counselling Centre Galati (ECCG) on +40 236 499 957; mobile: +40 724 049 139; or see their facebook page in the coming weeks.

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