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					Proposed projects for the Action Plan for the
             Danube Strategy




      Proposal of the Slovak Republic




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1. Short-term programme: years 2011- 2013 - OVERVIEW
  1.1. Infrastructure as the basis for connectivity
    1.1.1. Transport and connectivity

                   Project No. 1. Possibilities to create the north-south transport corridor
                    connected to the Danube river in accordance with the NAIADES programme
                   Project No. 2. Analysis of the potential for integrated intermodal transport in
                    the Danube Region.
                   Project No. 3 Infrastructure of an integrated intermodal transportation in the
                    Danube region – a draft development of transport infrastructure and
                    intermodal transport, assessment of its alternative solutions from the point of
                    view of assessing the efficiency of the intermodal transcontinental transit
                    terminal for the Danube region on the territory of the western Slovakia in
                    connection to the European multimodal corridors and expected broad-gauge
                    railway from Ukraine to the western Slovakia – strengthening the railway and
                    river-marine transport route between the Asian countries and Europe.
                   Project No. 4. Transport systems of metropolitan regions and agglomerations
                    of the Danube Region – evaluation of alternative options, proposal and
                    implementation of development of transport infrastructure with regards to the
                    evaluation of air protection, reductions of emissions and noise and protection
                    of groundwater.
                   Project No. 5. Transport systems of metropolitan regions and agglomerations
                    of the Danube Region - development and implementation of public and
                    integrated transport infrastructure.

     1.1.2. Energy infrastructure

                 Project No. 6. Danube, its tributaries and the “Podunajsko“ region – renewable
                    sources of water and geothermal energy.

  1.2. Water (environment, biodiversity, protection of water sources,
       emergency response, e.g. in the case of floods).

                   Project No. 7. Integrated water management with regards to the protection and
                    use of surface water and groundwater
                   Project No. 8. Morphological changed of the river bed and its impact on the
                    regime of surface water and groundwater, protection against floods and
                    navigation
                   Project No. 9. Preparation and implementation of flood prevention measures
                    for the protection of urbanized areas.

                   Project No. 10. Protection, improvement and renewal of the environment

  1.3. Sustainable social and economic development of the Danube Region

     1.3.1. Specific solutions of the problems of metropolitan regions

                   Project No. 11. Projects of common spatial planning


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                             o   11.1. Common document of spatial development of the V4+2
                                 countries
                              o 11.2. The “DONAUREGIONEN+” project
                              o 11.3. The “PD+/POLYREG“ project
                              o 11.4. The “3D+/DONAUREGIONEN++” project
                 Project No.12. Territorial development of metropolitan agglomerations,
                 protection, improvement and renewal of environment of the Danube Region
                Project No.13. Development and promotion of social cohesion of metropolitan
                 agglomerations and sustainable growth of the Danube Region

1.3.2. Tourism

                Project No.14. Tourism in the Danube Region as environmentally friendly and
                 sustainable tool of economic growth
                Project No. 15. Cycle paths projects
                Project No.16. Destination marketing of metropolitan regions and
                 agglomerations

1.3.3. Cultural development

                Project No.17. Common history of Europe – history of countries of the
                 Danube Region.
                Project No. 18. Modern Art Museum Danubiana – Bratislava – Čunovo Water
                 Works – promotion of art exhibitions
                Project No. 19. Dialogue between the cultures of the Danube Region

1.3.4. Support of science and research and tools for the building of a knowledge-based
      society

                Project No.20. The Danube knowledge cluster
                Project No.21. The project of the Danube scientific and technological park
                 with its seat in Bratislava:
                     o 21.1. Central European Park for Innovative Technologies
                     o 21.2. The project “Data centre for simulations and crisis situations in
                          the Danube Region”.
                     o 21.3. The project “Data centre for the Danube Region and integrated
                          regional portals of the Danube Region”.
                     o 21.4. Research project “Geopolitical aspects of development of the
                          Danube Region”.
                     o 21.5. Research project “The impact of interaction of surface water and
                          groundwater in lowlands on the quantity and quality of water reserves
                          in the Danube basin".
                     o 21.6. Research project “Development of water flow conditions with
                          regards to the distribution of water content in time in the navigable
                          part of Danube”.
                     o 21.7. Research project “Hydrological-hydraulic analysis, forecast and
                          proposal of technical measures for the protection of urbanized areas
                          against floods in the Danube basin".
                     o 21.8. Research project “Alternatives of safeguarding the parameters of
                          the Danube fairway”.
                     o 21.9. Research project “Research of optimisation of conceptual design
                          and layout structure of waterworks on the Danube with regards to
                          navigation safety and transport capacity."
                     o 21.10. “Special education – Nautical School in Bratislava” project

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                            o 21.11. “The Blue School in the Danube Region – water for the future"
                              project.
                            o 21.12. “Increasing environmental awareness among public, promotion
                              of environmental and cultural heritage education of the public“
                              project.

2. Short-term programme: years 2011 – 2013 - DETAILED
        2.1. Infrastructure as the basis for connectivity
         Development of transport infrastructure, especially the development of a continuous Danube
waterway and safeguarding of the navigability of the Danube in its original bed, respecting the
principles for sustainable development is considered by the Slovak Republic as one of its main
priorities, which should be reflected in the Danube Strategy. In terms of environmental, energy and
social aspects we consider water transport as one of the most advantageous types of transport in
Europe.
         Only approximately 15% of the capacity of the Danube waterway in the Slovak section of the
Danube is used. The capacity of Bratislava and Komárno ports is not used either. The Slovak section
of the Danube below the Gabčíkovo dam is a limiting one in terms of parameters of the navigation
route on the entire navigable part of the Danube. Slovakia has not succeeded in making the lower Váh
navigable in the past decades despite the investment of substantial funds into the navigation objects of
waterworks. Slovakia lacks a functional long-term concept of water transport and development and
operation of waterways.
         Such situation is in contradiction with the plans of the European Union that support the
development of water transport in relation to the overburdening of the road network, the advantages of
water transport with regards to the environmental impact and the failure to use the capacity of
waterways. It is also in contradiction with the development in other Danube riparian countries.
         The development of waterways and the relevant facilities on Slovak waterways is in the best
interest of Slovakia, especially with a view to compliance with Slovakia’s obligations within the EU
and vis-à-vis the Danube Commission. The integrated European action programme for inland water
transport NAIADES announced by the Commission of the European Communities in 2006 obliges
Slovakia to increase its activity in promoting water transport and developing waterways.
         The European Agreement on Main Inland Waterways of. International Importance (AGN),
which Slovakia ratified in 2000, registers Váh as a waterway of international importance with the
identification code E81. However, to this day it has not been possible to navigate larger vessels in the
Váh.
         Priority attention must be paid to the development of multimodal corridors in the Danube
Region, not only in the east-west direction, but also in the north-south direction. We consider
intermodal transport as an economically effective solution that relieves the existing regional transport
routes.
         Countries that have undergone fast economic development in the last two decades and
especially metropolitan regions have witnessed a disproportionately high increase of transport
intensity on the one hand and the development of the infrastructure on the other hand. It is necessary
to focus on the search for suitable solutions of transport systems of metropolitan regions and
agglomerations of the Danube Region with a view to decreasing the over-burdening by transit
transport and suburban transport with the aim of attaining environmental sustainability and increasing
the quality of life of the population of metropolitan areas and agglomerations in the Danube Region.




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         2.1.1. Transport and connectivity

Project title
1. Possibilities to create the north-south transport corridor connected to the Danube river in
accordance with the NAIADES programme
Implementing institutions
SK: Public-private partnership: Stavebná fakulta - Slovenská technická univerzita v Bratislave
(Faculty of Civil Engineering – Slovak Technical University in Bratislava), Slovenský
vodohospodársky podnik š.p.,(Slovak Water Management Enterprise) Mesto Komárno (the City of
Komárno), Mesto Nové Zámky (the City of Nové Zámky), Seanergy Slovakia, s.r.o.
CZ: Ústav vodních staveb Fakulty stavební Vysokého učení technického v Brně, Povodí Moravy
PL: Instytut Geotechniki i Hydrotechniki Wydziału Budownictwa Lądowego i Wodnego
Politechniki Wrocławskiej
HU: Schéchenyi István University GYŐR
Project support: Vodohospodárska výstavba š.p., Bratislavský samosprávny kraj (the Bratislava
Self-governing region), Trnavský samosprávny kraj (the Trnava Self-governing region), Business
Improvement, s.r.o., KPMG Slovensko spol. s r.o.
Objective:
     Drafting documents for a comprehensive preparation of the north-south transport corridor
        connected to the trans-European Danube railway line.
     Preparation of specialized documents for the strategic decision on the option of north-south
        transport connection to the Danube.
The Slovak Republic
Brief description - the Váh waterway and possibilities of making the Morava navigable
The Slovak branch of the corridor:
       A part of the Váh waterway on the lower Váh is close to becoming navigable. Waterworks
        Kráľová and Selice are fully operational with functioning navigation facilities. It is necessary
        to identify and propose measures for the completion of the waterway in the section between
        Komárno and Hlohovec, including all facilities.
       Evaluation of technical possibilities of making the Váh navigable in the section Hlohovec-
        Ţilina.
       Evaluation of alternatives for the creation of the north-south corridor of waterways connected
        to the Danube.
       Evaluation of environmental and economic effects of the options for transportation along the
        Morava river.
       The works will also include hydrotechnical research, legal services, projects, analyses, EIA
        and preparation of the financial model for the implementation of the project results in 2014 –
        2020.
     Modification of sluices at existing waterways.
     Connection of the east Slovakia region with waterways on the rivers Bodrog, Latorica and
        Laborec to the Danube via the Tisa river.
Sources of funding in 2011 – 2013
Public resources of the Slovak Republic and the EU, private resources
The Czech Republic
Brief description
The Czech branch of the corridor.
Coordination with the Slovak branch of the corridor.

Sources of funding in 2011 – 2013
Relevant public and private resources in the Czech Republic.

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Poland
Brief description
The Polish branch of the corridor.
Coordination with the Slovak branch of the corridor.
Sources of funding in 2011 – 2013
Relevant public and private resources in Poland.
Integration of national solutions in the Danube Region.
Brief description
Cooperation of institutions from the Slovak Republic, Czech Republic, Poland in cooperation with
the Republic of Hungary.
Networking and integration of national solutions in accordance with the European programme
NAIADES.
Sources of funding in 2011 – 2013
Public resources of the Slovak Republic and the EU, private resources


Project title
2. Analysis of the potential for integrated intermodal transport in the Danube Region -
data collection and monitoring of the transfer, transit and transport relations for the
creation of a digital transport model and operative management of the cooperative
system of intermodal transport for the Danube Region.
Implementing institutions
SK: Public-private partnership: Stavebná fakulta - Slovenská technická univerzita v Bratislave, Mesto
Komárno, Mesto Nové Zámky, KPMG Slovensko spol. s r.o.
AT: Forschungsbereich für Verkehrsplanung und Verkehrstechnik, Institut für
Verkehrswissenschaften Technische Universität Wien
CZ: ČVUT - Fakulta stavební, katedra silničních staveb CDV Brno
HU: Schéchenyi István University GYŐR
PL: Instytut Inzynierii Ladovej Politechniki Wrocławskiej
SLO: UNIVERZA V MARIBORU Fakulteta za Gradebnišstvo
SRB: University of Belgrade, Department of Traffic Engineering, Faculty of Transport and Traffic
Engineering
Croatia: TU Zagreb
Project support: MDPaT SR, SSC, ALFA 04, AUREX, REMING, Hlavné mesto SR Bratislava ( the
City of Bratislava, the capital of the Slovak Republic), BID, NDS a.s., Bratislavský samosprávny
kraj, Trnavský samosprávny kraj, Nitriansky samosprávny kraj, Business Improvement, s.r.o., IBM
Slovensko a.s., SOITRON a.s., Ministerstvo dopravy BMVIT, VOR, ITS
Objective
          To build a complete database for the digital transport model for integrated intermodal
            transport for the Danube Region;
           Create and make functional a digital transport model for the modelling of transfer, transit
            and transport relations for the Danube Region,
           Prepare sufficient expert documents for strategic decision-making in the planning of the
            newly designed communication network and management of the existing communication
            network;
           Create a Data and Management Centre for the coordination of collection and use of
            acquired data for the modelling of transport intensity of the cooperative system of
            intermodal transport in the Danube Region.
The Slovak Republic
Brief description
Currently only partial entry data is available for the decision-making concerning effective use of the

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existing and planned communication network in Slovakia (the documents for the digital transport
model of the cross-border region Eastern Austria - Western Slovakia are currently being prepared).
The model will be used for the planning of the development of infrastructure in this field. The model
will be intermodal and will include several types of transport. It is necessary:
           to carry out transport research in order to obtain transport characteristics and build up a
            sufficient database of entry data for the fine-tuning of models,
           to identify and propose measures for the monitoring of transport characteristics for the
            updating of entry data and its use for operative transport management and the planning of
            transport infrastructure;
            to create conditions for the coordination of collection and use of the acquired data using
            the established centres of excellence.
           the work will also include research, transport engineering research, analyses, impact
            studies and proposals for their use.
Sources of funding in 2011 – 2013
Public resources of the Slovak Republic and the EU, private resources
The Czech Republic
Brief description
Analysis of the potential for integrated intermodal transport in the Danube Region – intermodal
transport in the territory of the Czech Republic connected to the surrounding states.
Sources of funding in 2011 – 2013
Public resources of the Czech Republic and the EU, private resources
Austria
Brief description
Analysis of the potential for integrated intermodal transport in the Danube Region – intermodal
transport in the territory of Austria connected to the surrounding states.
Sources of funding in 2011 – 2013
Relevant public and private resources in Austria.
Hungary
Brief description
Analysis of the potential for integrated intermodal transport in the Danube Region – intermodal
transport in the territory of Hungary connected to the surrounding states.
Sources of funding in 2011 – 2013
Relevant public and private resources in Hungary.
Poland
Brief description
Analysis of the potential for integrated intermodal transport in the Danube Region – intermodal
transport in the territory of Poland connected to the surrounding states.
Sources of funding in 2011 – 2013
Relevant public and private resources in Poland.
Slovenia
Brief description
Analysis of the potential for integrated intermodal transport in the Danube Region – intermodal
transport in the territory of Slovenia connected to the surrounding states.
Sources of funding in 2011 – 2013
Relevant public and private resources in Slovenia.
Croatia
Brief description
Analysis of the potential for integrated intermodal transport in the Danube Region – intermodal
transport in the territory of Croatia connected to the surrounding states.
Sources of funding in 2011 – 2013

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Relevant public and private resources in Croatia.
Serbia
Brief description
Analysis of the potential for integrated intermodal transport in the Danube Region – intermodal
transport in the territory of Serbia connected to the surrounding states.
Sources of funding in 2011 – 2013
Relevant public and private resources in Serbia.
Integration of national solutions in the Danube Region.
Brief description
Cooperation of institutions from the Slovak Republic, Austria, Czech Republic, Republic of Hungary,
Poland, Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia. Networking and integration of national solutions.
Sources of funding in 2011 – 2013
Operational Programme South-Eastern Europe, Operational Programme Central Europe and other
public and private sources.



Project title
3. Infrastructure of an integrated intermodal transportation in the Danube region – a draft
development of transport infrastructure and intermodal transport, assessment of its alternative
solutions from the point of view of assessing the efficiency of the intermodal transcontinental
transit terminal for the Danube region on the territory of the western Slovakia in connection to
the European multimodal corridors and expected broad-gauge railway from Ukraine to the
western Slovakia – strengthening the railway and river-marine transport route between the
Asian countries and Europe
Implementing institutions
SK: Public-private partnership: Stavebná fakulta - Slovenská technická univerzita v Bratislave, Mesto
Komárno, Mesto Nové Zámky, Trnavský samosprávny kraj, KPMG Slovensko spol. s r.o., Seanergy
Slovakia, s.r.o. AKJ, s.r.o.; T.T.T. – Transcontinental Transit Terminal, s.r.o.
AT: Forschungsbereich für Verkehrsplanung und Verkehrstechnik, Institut für
Verkehrswissenschaften Technische Universität Wien
CZ: ČVUT - Fakulta stavební, katedra silničních staveb CDV Brno
HU: Schéchenyi István University Egyetem tér 1., GYŐR
PL: Instytut Inzynierii Ladovej Politechniki Wrocławskiej
SLO: UNIVERZA V MARIBORU Fakulteta za Gradebnišstvo
SRB: University of Belgrade, Department of Traffic Engineering, Faculty of Transport and Traffic
Engineering
Croatia: TU Zagreb
Project support: Ministry of Transport, Post and Telecommunications of the Slovak Republic,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic,
SSC, ALFA 04, AUREX, REMING, Hlavné mesto SR Bratislava, BID, NDS a.s., Bratislavský
samosprávny kraj, Trnavský samosprávny kraj, Nitriansky samosprávny kraj (the Nitra Self-
Governing Region), Business Improvement, s.r.o., IBM Slovensko a.s., SOITRON a.s., Ministry of
Transport BMVIT, VOR, ITS
Objective
          Prepare documents for the strategic decision-making on the effective solution of the
             intermodal transport system in the Danube Region of the individual states in connection
             to the surrounding states and effective solution of intermodal transport nodes in the
             Danube region system;
           Prepare documents for a transport and urbanistic evaluation of environmental aspects of
            induced transport intensity in the communication network of the affected towns and
            settlements with regards to decreasing the burden of transit transport on the settlements in
            order to attain environmental sustainability and increase in the quality of life of

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            population in towns and municipalities of the Danube Region;
           Work out an assessment of development of the green energy potentialand environmental
            protection as a consequence of the urbanisation impulse caused by the transcontinental
            transit terminal;
           Provide for the preparation of a modern cooperative system of integrated personal
            transport connected to the border territories of the surrounding countries (e.g. project EU-
            5 RP CONPASS, PORTAL);
           Create conditions encouraging the preference of alternative transport (individual, mass,
            non-engine) that creates a system of protection of sensitive urban areas and improvement
            of urban accessibility and social cohesion of the population of the Danube Region (use
            the EU projects prepared by DOS SvF STU, PORTAL, ECOCITY and other
            documentation);
            Substantially improve the conditions of use of the disposable potential of non-engine
             transport, especially the spatially low-intensive, flexible, affordable and environmentally
             friendly cycling transport, which is the best alternative for decreasing excessive transit by
             individual car transport (use the existing documents, e.g. the CYKLIS concept /located at
             the Ministry of Transport, Posts and Telecommunications of the Slovak Republic/,
             Territorial general plan of cycling transport of the Western Slovakia region /prepared by
             DOS SvF STU/ or other existing general traffic plans /projects of cycling network in the
             ZSL municipalities).
The Slovak Republic
Brief description—evaluation of options and proposal for the development of transport
infrastructure
Growth of transport intensity and requirements for a compatibility of the communication network in
the Danube Region have a decisive impact on the requirements for functionality of the transport
system in the Western Slovakia region. The envisaged new activities resulting from the requirements
of the trans-continental Euro-Asia-North America connection will have a significant impact on the
functionality of the transport system of the Western Slovakia region. The solution must reflect social.,
demographic, technical and environmental aspects of the effect of localisation of the planned
transcontinental terminal, its interaction with the existing and planned transport infrastructure (road,
railway, water, air transport) in the envisaged routes of multi-modal corridors, as well as the impact of
the route of the broad-gauge railway Ukraine - Košice - Bratislava Self-Governing Region - Austria.
In this respect the following is necessary:
           evaluation of technical possibilities and determination of transport requirements for the
            design of new transport infrastructure, especially in the territory of the Western Slovakia
            region in connection with the neighbouring countries;
           alternative solution and localisation of the intermodal transcontinental terminal in
            connection with the envisaged broad-gauge railway in connection with the routes of
            multi-modal corridors (IV, Va,VI, VII) as well as the regional and local communication
            network in the Danube Region;
           evaluation of the environmental and economic impacts of the options;
           carry out transport research, analyses, studies, research, projects and EIA, SEA.
           use and develop the existing projects (SETA, TEN-T 17, D4, R7, R8, BID, VOR, new
            bridges across the rivers Danube and Morava, ...) for our territory and for border regions
            of the neighbouring countries.
           the work will also include legal services and the preparation of the financial model for the
            implementation of the project results in 2014 – 2020.
           system integration of various systems, including the provision of automatic distribution
            of security policies in the infrastructure, project management.

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Sources of funding in 2011 – 2013
Public resources of the Slovak Republic and the EU, private resources
The Czech Republic
Brief description
Evaluation of options and proposal for the development of infrastructure in the territory of the Czech
Republic in the context of the development of transport infrastructure of the Danube Region.
Sources of funding in 2011 – 2013
Relevant public and private resources in the Czech Republic.
Austria
Brief description
Evaluation of options and proposal for the development of infrastructure in the territory of Austria in
the context of the development of transport infrastructure of the Danube Region.
Sources of funding in 2011 – 2013
Relevant public and private resources in Austria.
Hungary
Brief description
Evaluation of options and proposal for the development of infrastructure in the territory of Hungary
in the context of the development of transport infrastructure of the Danube Region.
Sources of funding in 2011 – 2013
Relevant public and private resources in Hungary.
Hungary
Brief description
Evaluation of options and proposal for the development of infrastructure in the territory of Hungary
in the context of the development of transport infrastructure of the Danube Region.
Sources of funding in 2011 – 2013
Relevant public and private resources in Hungary.
Slovenia
Brief description
Evaluation of options and proposal for the development of infrastructure in the territory of Slovenia
in the context of the development of transport infrastructure of the Danube Region.
Sources of funding in 2011 – 2013
Relevant public and private resources in Slovenia.
Croatia
Brief description
Evaluation of options and proposal for the development of infrastructure in the territory of Croatia in
the context of the development of transport infrastructure of the Danube Region.
Sources of funding in 2011 – 2013
Relevant public and private resources in Croatia.
Serbia
Brief description
Evaluation of options and proposal for the development of infrastructure in the territory of Serbia in
the context of the development of transport infrastructure of the Danube Region.
Sources of funding in 2011 – 2013
Relevant public and private resources in Serbia.
Integration of national solutions in the Danube Region.
Brief description
Cooperation of institutions from the Slovak Republic, Austria, Czech Republic, Republic of Hungary,
Poland, Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia. Networking and integration of national solutions.
Sources of funding in 2011 – 2013
Operational Programme South-Eastern Europe and other public and private sources.



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Project title
4. Transport systems of metropolitan regions and agglomerations of the Danube Region
– evaluation of alternative options, proposal and implementation of development of
transport infrastructure with respect to the evaluation of air protection, reductions of
emissions and noise and protection of groundwater.
Implementing institutions
SK: Hlavné mesto SR Bratislava, Bratislavský samosprávny kraj, Trnavský samosprávny kraj,
Stavebná fakulta - Slovenská technická univerzita v Bratislave
AT: The Lower Austria region (on the basis of an Agreement on Cross-Border Cooperation for the
years 2009 - 2013 between the Lower Austria region, Austria and Bratislava, the capital of the Slovak
Republic, signed in 2009), the City of Vienna (on the basis of Agreement on Cooperation between the
“Twin-City“ cities of Vienna, the capital of the Republic of Austria and Bratislava, the capital of the
Slovak Republic, signed in 2010), Forschungsbereich für Verkehrsplanung und Verkehrstechnik,
Institut für Verkehrswissenschaften Technische Universität Wien
CZ: The town of Brno (on the basis of the CENTROPE Memorandum between the
states/regions/districts Burgenland, Lower Austria, Vienna, Györ – Moson – Sopron, Bratislava Self-
Governing Region, Trnava Self-Governing Region and the towns of Eisenstad, St. Pölten, Brno,
Sopron, Györ, Bratislava and Trnava, signed in 2005), ČVUT - Fakulta stavební, katedra silničních
staveb CDV Brno
Project support: SOITRON a.s., Business Improvement, s.r.o., IBM Slovensko s.r.o., IBM
Švédsko..... ), KPMG Slovensko spol. s r.o.
Objective
           Prepare documents for a transport and urbanistic evaluation of environmental aspects of
              induced transport intensity in the communication network of metropolitan regions and
              agglomerations with regards to the decreasing the intensity of transit transport and
              suburban transport in order to attain environmental sustainability and increase in the
              quality of life of population of metropolitan regions and agglomerations of the Danube
              Region;
           Prepare documents for strategic decision-making on effective solution of transport
            systems of metropolitan regions and agglomerations of the Danube Region with regards
            to decreasing the intensity of transit transport and suburban transport with the aim of
            attaining environmental sustainability and increasing of the quality of life the population
            of metropolitan areas and agglomerations of the Danube Region;
           Implementation of suitable solutions of transport systems of metropolitan regions and
            agglomerations of the Danube Region with regards to decreasing the intensity of transit
            transport and suburban transport with the aim of attaining environmental sustainability
            and increasing of the quality of life of the population of metropolitan areas and
            agglomerations of the Danube Region.


The Slovak Republic
Brief description—evaluation of options and proposal for the development of transport
infrastructure of the metropolitan area of Bratislava
Increase of transport intensity excessively burdens metropolitan regions and agglomerations in the
Danube Region and affects in a decisive extent the requirements for the functionality of the transport
system. The envisaged new activities resulting from the necess ity to decrease the intensity of
transit transport and suburban transport with the aim of attaining environmental sustainability and
increasing of the quality of life of the population of metropolitan areas and agglomerations of the
Danube Region will have an important impact on the functionality of the transport system of the
Bratislava Self-Governing Region and Bratislava, the capital of the Slovak Republic. The solution
must reflect social, demographic, technical and environmental aspects of the influence of new
transport systems, their interaction with the existing infrastructure (road/railway/water/air transport).

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In this respect it is necessary:
            to evaluate the technical possibilities and determine the transport requirements for the
             design of new transport infrastructure in the territory of the Bratislava Self-Governing
             Region and Bratislava, the capital of the Slovak Republic:
                 o    completion of principal highway systems and other high-speed communications
                      in the metropolitan region (e.g. D4, R7,R0, by-pass highway of Pezinok,
                      Vajnory, underground transit transport, etc).
                  o alleviation of the burden of metropolitan agglomerations affected by transit
                      transport and suburban transport in the territory of the Bratislava Region and
                      Bratislava, the capital of the Slovak Republic,
            alternative solution and localisation of the respective transport systems;
            evaluation of the environmental and economic impacts of the options;
            carry out transport research, analyses, studies, research, projects and EIA, SEA,
            use and develop existing projects, ensure their integration into the newly created projects,
            the work will also include the preparation of the financial model for the implementation
             of the project in 2014 – 2020.
Sources of funding in 2011 – 2013
Public resources of the Slovak Republic and the EU, private resources
Austria
Brief description—evaluation of options and proposal for the development of transport
infrastructure of the metropolitan area of Vienna and Lower Austria
Increase of transport intensity excessively burdens metropolitan regions and agglomerations in the
Danube Region and affects in a decisive extent the requirements for the functionality of the transport
system. The envisaged new activities resulting from the necessity to decrease the intensity of transit
transport and suburban transport with the aim of attaining environmental sustainability and increasing
of the quality of life of the population of metropolitan areas and agglomerations of the Danube
Region will have an important impact on the functionality of the transport system of the Lower
Austria region and Vienna, the capital of Austria. The solution must reflect social, demographic,
technical and environmental aspects of the influence of new transport systems, their interaction with
the existing infrastructure (road/railway/water/air transport).
Sources of funding in 2011 – 2013
Relevant public and private resources in Austria.
The Czech Republic
Brief description—evaluation of options and proposal for the development of transport
infrastructure of the metropolitan area of Brno
Increase of transport intensity excessively burdens metropolitan regions and agglomerations in the
Danube Region and affects in a decisive extent the requirements for the functionality of the transport
system. The envisaged new activities resulting from the necessity to decrease the intensity of transit
transport and suburban transport with the aim of attaining environmental sustainability and increasing
of the quality of life of the population of metropolitan areas and agglomerations of the Danube
Region will have an important impact on the functionality of the transport system of the city of Brno.
The solution must reflect social, demographic, technical and environmental aspects of the influence
of new transport systems, their interaction with the existing infrastructure (road/railway/water/air
transport).
Sources of funding in 2011 – 2013
Relevant public and private resources in the Czech Republic.
Integration of national solutions in the Danube Region.
Brief description
Cooperation of institutions from the Slovak Republic, Austria and the Czech Republic. Networking
and integration of national solutions.

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Sources of funding in 2011 – 2013
Operational Programme Central Europe and other public and private sources.



Project title
5. Transport systems of metropolitan regions and agglomerations of the Danube Region
- development and implementation of public and integrated transport infrastructure.
Implementing institutions
SK: Hlavné mesto SR Bratislava, Bratislavský samosprávny kraj, Trnavský samosprávny kraj,
Stavebná fakulta - Slovenská technická univerzita v Bratislave
AT: The Lower Austria region (on the basis of an Agreement on Cross-Border Cooperation for the
years 2009 - 2013 between the Lower Austria region, Austria and Bratislava, the capital of the Slovak
Republic, signed in 2009), the City of Vienna (on the basis of Agreement on Cooperation between the
“Twin-City“ cities of Vienna, the capital of the Republic of Austria and Bratislava, the capital of the
Slovak Republic, signed in 2010), Forschungsbereich für Verkehrsplanung und Verkehrstechnik,
Institut für Verkehrswissenschaften Technische Universität Wien
CZ: The City of Brno (on the basis of the CENTROPE Memorandum between the
states/regions/districts Burgenland, Lower Austria, Vienna, Györ – Moson – Sopron, Bratislava Self-
Governing Region, Trnava Self-Governing Region and the towns of Eisenstad, St. Pölten, Brno,
Sopron, Györ, Bratislava and Trnava, signed in 2005), ČVUT - Fakulta stavební, katedra silničních
staveb CDV Brno
Project support: SOITRON a.s., Business Improvement, s.r.o., IBM Slovensko s.r.o., IBM
Švédsko..... ), KPMG Slovensko spol. s r.o.
Objective
           Prepare documents for strategic decision-making concerning effective solution of public
              transport systems of metropolitan regions and agglomerations of the Danube Region;
           Prepare documents for a transport and urbanistic evaluation of environmental aspects of
              transport intensity in the communication network of the metropolitan regions;
           Provide for the preparation and subsequent implementation of a modern and cooperative
              system of urban public transport and integrated personal transport of metropolitan
              regions;
           Provide for the preparation and implementation of system solutions aimed at reducing the
              volume of car traffic, alleviation of traffic in city centres and promotion of walking and
              cycling.
The Slovak Republic
Brief description—evaluation of options and proposal for the development of transport
infrastructure
Increase of transport intensity excessively burdens metropolitan regions and agglomerations in the
Danube Region and affects in a decisive extent the requirements for the functionality of the transport
system. The solution must reflect social, demographic, technical and environmental aspects of the
influence of new transport systems, their interaction with the existing infrastructure
(road/railway/water/air transport). A long-term and conceptual solution of the static transport must be
based on systemic solutions aimed at reducing the volume of car traffic, alleviation of traffic in town
centres and promotion of walking and cycling (building of support car parking lots, mass garages,
limitation of parking spaces in central urban areas, effective parking policy, returning the pavements
to pedestrians). In this respect the following is necessary:
           Development of an integrated system of public transport in the territory of the Bratislava
            Region and the City of Bratislava, the capital of the Slovak Republic
           Use of water transport to transfer people between metropolitan agglomerations (for
            example, the Danube taxis), development of public ports in the territory of Bratislava, the
            capital of the Slovak Republic and in the territory of the Bratislava Region.
           Environmental modernization of the infrastructure of urban mass transport in the territory

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            of Bratislava, the capital of the Slovak Republic, renewal and environmental
            modernization of the fleet of mass public transport in the territory of Bratislava, the
            capital of the Slovak Republic.
         Reconstruction of the Old Bridge in Bratislava and the construction of the Structural
            Transport System in the territory of Bratislava, the capital of the Slovak Republic,
            connection to the public mass transport and connection to the integrated system of public
            railway transport in the territory of Bratislava, the capital of the Slovak Republic.
         Construction of a modern system of transport coordination in over-burdened
            agglomerations (an intelligent transport system enables better management of the existing
            infrastructure network and provides integrated transport services to the population).
         Setting up of a contract centre, control and optimisation of the use of the integrated
            transport system.
         Evaluation of the environmental and economic impacts of the options.
         Carry out transport research, analyses, studies, research, projects and EIA, SEA.
         Construction of a replica of the historical paddle wheel steamer DEVÍN as the
            unforgettable propeller boat and its putting back into operation in the Danube both in the
            historical and the newly built centre of Bratislava.
         Arranging for regular transport of people by boats and provision of tourist services in the
            form of the so-called suburban fast boat transport of persons as a new transport system.
         Use and develop existing projects.
         The work will also include the preparation of the financial model for the implementation
            of the project in 2014 – 2020.
Sources of funding in 2011 – 2013
Public resources of the Slovak Republic and the EU, private resources
The Czech Republic
Brief description—evaluation of options and proposal for the development of transport
infrastructure of the metropolitan area of Brno
Increase of transport intensity excessively burdens metropolitan regions and agglomerations in the
Danube Region and affects in a decisive extent the requirements for the functionality of the transport
system. The solution must reflect social, demographic, technical and environmental aspects of the
influence of new transport systems, their interaction with the existing infrastructure
(road/railway/water/air transport). A long-term and conceptual solution of the static transport in the
Brno metropolitan area must be based on systemic solutions aimed at reducing the volume of car
traffic, alleviation of traffic in town centres and promotion of walking and cycling (building of
support car parking lots, mass garages, limitation of parking spaces in central urban areas, effective
parking policy, returning pavements to pedestrians).
Sources of funding in 2011 – 2013
Relevant public and private resources in the Czech Republic.
Austria
Brief description - evaluation of options and proposal for the development of transport
infrastructure of the metropolitan area of Vienna
Increase of transport intensity excessively burdens metropolitan regions and agglomerations in the
Danube Region and affects in a decisive extent the requirements for the functionality of the transport
system. The solution must reflect social, demographic, technical and environmental aspects of the
influence of new transport systems, their interaction with the existing infrastructure
(road/railway/water/air transport). A long-term and conceptual solution of the static transport in the
Vienna metropolitan area must be based on systemic solutions aimed at reducing the volume of car
traffic, alleviation of traffic in town centres and promotion of walking and cycling (building of
support car parking lots, mass garages, limitation of parking spaces in central urban areas, effective
parking policy, returning pavements to pedestrians).
Sources of funding in 2011 – 2013
Relevant public and private resources in Austria.

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Integration of national solutions in the Danube Region.
Brief description
Cooperation of institutions from the Slovak Republic, Austria and the Czech Republic. Networking
and integration of national solutions.
Sources of funding in 2011 – 2013
Operational Programme Central Europe and other public and private sources.


2.1.2 Energy infrastructure

Project title
6. Danube, its tributaries and the Danube region – renewable sources of water and
geothermal energy.
Implementing institutions
SK: Public-private partnership: Stavebná fakulta - Slovenská technická univerzita v Bratislave,
Slovenský vodohospodársky podnik š.p., SHMÚ, KPMG Slovensko spol. s r.o., Enel, SpA. , závod
Vodné elektrárne
CZ: ČVUT Praha, Fakulta stavební, Katedra hydrotechniky

Project support: Hlavné mesto SR Bratislava, Bratislavský samosprávny kraj, Trnavský
samosprávny kraj, Vodohospodárska výstavba, š.p., Geologický ústav Dionýza Štúra (GÚDŠ),
Slovenské elektrárne, a.s.
Objective
     Evaluate the current status and possibilities of use of renewable sources of water and
        geothermal energy.
     Propose localisation of renewable sources of water and geothermal energy.
     Propose the technical solution of use of renewable sources of water and geothermal energy.
The Slovak Republic
Brief description
The water potential of the Danube and its tributaries in the territory of Slovakia is not fully harnessed.
The same applies to the potential geothermal energy. It is necessary:
to identify and quantify the options of using these renewable sources of water (emphasis on the ue of
the Danube and Slovak tributaries of the Danube) and geothermal energy.
      evaluation of the environmental and economic impacts of the options;
      carry out probes, analyses, studies, research, projects and EIA, SEA.
      use, analyse and, as the case may be, modify the existing projects,
      the work will also include legal services and the preparation of the financial model for the
         implementation of the project results in 2014 – 2020.
Sources of funding in 2011 – 2013
Public resources of the Slovak Republic and the EU, private resources
The Czech Republic
Brief description
The water potential of the Danube and its tributaries in the territory of Slovakia are not fully
harnessed. The same applies to the potential geothermal energy. It is necessary:
to identify and quantify the options of using these renewable sources of water (emphasis on the use of
the Morava) and geothermal energy.
      evaluation of the environmental and economic impacts of the options;
      carry out probes, analyses, studies, research, projects and EIA, SEA.
      use, analyse and, as the case may be, modify the existing projects,
      the work will also include legal services and the preparation of the financial model for the
         implementation of the project results in 2014 – 2020.

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Sources of funding in 2011 – 2013
Relevant public and private resources in the Czech Republic.
Integration of national solutions in the Danube Region.
Brief description
Cooperation of institutions from the Slovak Republic, Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia. Networking and
integration of national solutions.
Sources of funding in 2011 – 2013
Operational Programme Central Europe (Serbia should be invited as a partner) and other public and
private sources.



    2.2. Water (environment, biodiversity, protection of water sources,
         emergency response, e.g. in case of floods).

         The Danube is an international river, therefore it is crucial to protect, by joint efforts of all the
countries through which the river flows, the underground and surface waters in the entire drainage
basin. A special attention should be drawn to the protection of water quality and enhances water
resource yield that are so unique in the territory of Slovakia. It also concerns prevention of river and
landscape pollution in the Danube basin, regeneration of inundation areas, swamps formation, rational
water management in agricultural land, as well as increasing the capacity of lowland soil water
retention by holding the water in the river basin.
         Sustainable development of the Danube Region requires a symbiosis of the territorial flood
protection along the Danube and the development of flood control systems sensitively incorporated
into the natural landscape and residential areas. Flood protection also includes the improved system of
forecasting the extreme hydrological conditions in the whole river reach. This may be assisted by the
program of integrated management in the Danube basin not only in Slovakia but also in all other
countries “profiting” from the Danube River.


Project title
7. Integrated water management with regard to the protection and use of surface
water and groundwater
Implementing institutions
SLOVAKIA: Private public partnership: Stavebná fakulta - Slovenská technická univerzita v
Bratislave, Bratislavská vodárenská spoločnosť a.s. (Bratislava Water Supply Company) , Slovenský
vodohospodársky podnik š.p (Slovak Water Management Enterprise), VÚVH (Slovak Water
Research Institute, Institute of Hydrology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences), Business
Improvement, s.r.o.
AUSTRIA: IAWD, International Association of Water Supply Companies
in the Danube River Catchment Area, Universität für Bodenkultur (BOKU) Wien,
Czech Republic SOVAK, the Morava Water Basin
Hugarian MR: MAVIZ, Nyugat Dunántúli Környézetvédelmi és Vizügyi Igazgatóság – Györ
Észak-magyarországi Környézetvédelmi és Vízügyi Igazgatóság (ÉKÖVÍZIG) – Miskolc, West-
Hungarian University Mosonmagyaróvár , Budapest Technical University (BME)
Croatia: Hrvatske vode Zagreb, University of Zagreb
Bulgaria: University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy in Sofia
Macedonia: University of St. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje

Project support: ZMOS/Association of Towns and Municipalities of Slovakia, Consulting Group
PODZEMNÁ VODA, s.r.o., ZVS, š.p., Trnavský samosprávny kraj
Objectives


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       Protection, rational management and exploitation of water resources in the Danube Region in
        the conditions of climate changes.
       Improving the Danube water quality
       Protecting the existing water supply resources, their quantitative and qualitative expansion
        (renewable water source in Ţitný ostrov – the only water source in Europe), use in the new
        areas also outside Slovakia, and the newly proposed transportation concepts.

Slovak Republic
Brief description
     Preparing a general plan for the exploitation and protection of water supply resources in the
        Danube Region through the best possible management of surface water and groundwater in
        the Region. Attaining sustainable development of water resources though the best possible
        management of the river surface flow regime in the canal system of agricultural land in the
        Region under the conditions of climate changes, aiming to improve the environment and
        natural landscape, and also the sector competitiveness of agriculture and forestry.
     Integrated management of the country’s water, forest and agricultural land, and proposed
        measures related to the improvement of water quality in the Danube River,
     Documenting the options of groundwater storage for water supply purposes by exploiting or
        expanding the existing or by exploiting the new water supply resources in the Danube
        Region, (Ţitný ostrov and other Danube areas within Slovakia), protecting the water supply
        resources (against urban and industrial effects, such as. gas pipeline, gravel mining,
        recreational activities, etc., break-downs, trespassing, terrorism).
     Balance between water supply and demand, and the regional proposal on balanced water
        supply resources in the Danube Region (modest use of groundwater storage for water supply
        purposes at present), technical concept and design of water transport to the planned regions.
     Sustainable sanitation – securing drinking water and waste water recycling in medium large
        and small municipalities (population of less than 2000)
     Adapting landscape patterns to climate changes and sustainable rain water disposal.
     Local water planning – supporting integrated approach to water, soil, bio-diversity and
        climate.
Applying and implementing the results of Research Project No.16.4.“

Possible funding in 2011 -2013
Public sources from the Slovak Republic and EU, private sources
Czech Republic
Brief description
Protecting water supply resources in the Danube Region in the territory of the Czech Republic, and
exploiting the Danube Region water sources in the territory of the Czech Republic in the best possible
manner in the conditions of climate changes and sustainable development of the Danube Region.
Applying and implementing the results of Research Project No, 12.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Relevant public and private sources in the Czech Republic
Austria
Brief description
Protecting the Danube Region water supply resources in the territory of Austria and exploiting the
Danube Region water sources in the territory of Austria in the best possible manner in the conditions
of climate changes and sustainable development of the Danube Region. Applying and implementing
the results of Research Project No, 12.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Relevant public and private funds in Austria.
Hungary
Brief description
Protecting the existing water supply resources, their qualitative and quantitative expansion and

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improving the Danube water quality:
      The Danube River is the only source of drinking water for 30% of the population in Hungary.
         Between Mosonmagyarovar and Mohács there are 15 community waterworks producing
         drinking water from filtered wells located closely to the river. The total volume of the
         waterworks is about 1.2 million m3 /d.
      A large quantity of produced water passes through the only processing stage, namely
         disinfection. Other water produced there must be treated.
      Fundamental principle of drinking water protection is the protection of the Danube water
         quality.
Optimising of the use of the Danube Region water sources in the territory of Hungary in the
conditions of climate changes and sustainable development of the Danube Region. Applying and
implementing results of Research Project No.12.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Relevant public and private funds in Hungary.
Croatia
Brief description
Protecting the Danube Region water supply resources in the territory of Croatia and exploiting the
Danube Region water sources in the territory of Croatia in the best possible manner in the conditions
of climate changes and sustainable development of the Danube Region. Applying and implementing
the results of Research Project No, 12.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Relevant public and private funds in Croatia.
Bulgaria
Brief description
Protecting the Danube Region water supply resources in the territory of Bulgaria and exploiting the
Danube Region water sources in the territory of Bulgaria in the best possible manner in the conditions
of climate changes, and sustainable development of the Danube Region. Applying and implementing
the results of Research Project No, 12.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Relevant public and private funds in Bulgaria.
Macedonia
Brief description
Protecting the Danube Region water supply resources in the territory of Macedonia and exploiting the
Danube Region water sources in the territory of Macedonia in the best possible manner in the
conditions of climate changes, and sustainable development of the Danube Region. Applying and
implementing the results of Research Project No, 12.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Relevant public and private funds in Macedonia.
Integration of national programs/solutions in the Danube Region
Brief description
Institutional cooperation of the Slovak Republic, Austria Czech Republic, Hungary, Croatia, Bulgaria
and Macedonia. Networking and integration of the national solutions/programs.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Operational Programme Central Europe, Operational Programme, South-East Europe, Cross-
boundary Program, other public and private funds


Project title
8. Morphological changes in the river channel and their impact on surface water and
groundwater regimes, flood protection and navigation
Implementing institutions
SK: Public private partnership: Stavebná fakulta - Slovenská technická univerzita v Bratislave,

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Prírodovedecká fakulta – Univerzita Komenského v Bratislave (Faculty of Natural Sciences –
Comenius University, Bratislava), Slovenský vodohospodársky podnik š.p, Business Improvement,
s.r.o.
DE: Technische Universität München
AT: Universität für Bodenkultur (BOKU) Wien
HU: Budapest Technical University (BME)
Croatia: University of Zagreb
BG: University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy in Sofia
Macedonia: University of St. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje
Other: Organisations in control of the Danube River and its tributaries in the Danube Region
countries, e.g. (Hrvatske vode)

Project support: Consulting Group: PODZEMNÁ VODA, s.r.o., DHI, s.r.o., Vodohospodárska
výstavba š.p., the Danube Commission; Trnavský samosprávny kraj
Objectives
Designing and implementing regulatory adjustments in the Danube riverbed, or damming the river
level to safeguard adequate parameters for the Danube international waterways. The implementation
of this objective must be linked with the analysis of the present-day situation and the forecast of the
Danube morphological changes as a result of water works constructions. The Project assumes a
proposal of common methodology for the implementation of regulatory adjustments in the Danube
riverbed, or alternative regulatory adjustments in various river sections, with regard to safeguarding
the navigation course, and the environmental and water supply aspects.
Slovak Republic
Brief description – options evaluation
Analysis of the current riverbed conditions in the Slovakian Danube stretch, evaluation of erosion and
sedimentation processes and their effects on the quality of soil, navigation and flood flow safety,
proposals of possible solutions (regulatory riverbed adjustments, damming), model research of
effective measures to safeguard or regulate the flow of suspended sediment and bedload, and also the
parameters of navigation course by mathematical modelling:
     Morphological changes in the Danube riverbed downstream of Bratislava and their impact on
        the Danube Region surface water and groundwater regimes, and proposed measures for the
        Hrušov reservoir.
     Morphological changes in the Danube riverbed below the Gabčíkovo Waterworks and their
        impact on the parameters of navigation course (below river kilometre 1811).
     Morphological changes in the riverbed of the Danube stretch upstream of Bratislava and their
        impact on the parameters of navigation course (beyond river kilometre 1871.5 - Lafranconi
        Bridge).
     Adjustments of the old Danube riverbed regarding the flood protection and navigation.
     Environmental protection and water constructions in the Danube stretch upstream of (beyond
        river kilometre 1871.5 - Lafranconi Bridge).
     Environmental protection and water constructions in the Danube stretch downstream of
        Bratislava (below river kilometre 1871,5 – Lafranconi Bridge).
Biodiversity development in the Slovakian Danube stretch with regard to the impact of water
constructions.
Development of the Danube Region geo-systems with regard to their potential and geo-hazards.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Public funds from the Slovak Republic and EU, private funds
Austria
Brief description
Analysis of the current riverbed conditions in the Austrian Danube stretch, evaluation of erosion and
sedimentation processes and their effects on the quality of soil, navigation and flood flow safety,
proposal of possible solutions (regulatory riverbed adjustments, damming), model research of
effective measures to safeguard or regulate the flow of suspended sediment and bedload, and also the

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parameters of navigation course by mathematical modelling.
Biodiversity development in the Austrian Danube stretch with regard to the impact of water
constructions.
Development of the Danube region geo-systems with regard to their potential and geo-hazards.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Relevant public and private funds in Austria.
Federal Republic of Germany
Brief description
Analysis of the current riverbed conditions in the German Danube stretch, evaluation of erosion and
sedimentation processes and their effects on the quality of soil, navigation and flood flow safety,
proposal of possible solutions (regulatory riverbed adjustments, damming), model research of
effective measures to safeguard or regulate the flow of suspended sediment and bedload, and also the
parameters of navigation course by mathematical modelling.
Biodiversity development in the German Danube stretch with regard to the impact of water
constructions.
Development of the Danube region geo-systems with regard to their potential and geo-hazards.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Relevant public and private funds in Germany.
Hungary
Brief description
Analysis of the current riverbed conditions in the Hungarian Danube stretch, evaluation of erosion
and sedimentation processes and their effects on the quality of soil, navigation and flood flow safety,
proposal of possible solutions (regulatory riverbed adjustments, damming), model research of
effective measures to safeguard or regulate the flow of suspended sediment and bedload, and the
parameters of navigation course by mathematical modelling.
Biodiversity development in the Hungarian Danube stretch with regard to the impact of water
constructions.
Development of the Danube region geo-systems with regard to their potential and geo-hazards.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Relevant public and private funds in Hungary.
Bulgaria
Brief description
Analysis of the current riverbed conditions in the Bulgarian Danube stretch, evaluation of erosion and
sedimentation processes and their effects on the quality of soil, navigation and flood flow safety,
proposal of possible solutions (regulatory riverbed adjustments, damming), model research of
effective measures to safeguard or regulate the flow of suspended sediment and bedload, and also the
parameters of navigation course by mathematical modelling.
Biodiversity development in the Bulgarian Danube stretch with regard to the impact of water
constructions.
Development of the Danube region geo-systems with regard to their potential and geo-hazards.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Relevant public and private funds in Bulgaria.
Croatia
Brief description
 Analysis of the current riverbed conditions in the Croatian Danube stretch, evaluation of erosion and
sedimentation processes and their effects on the quality of soil, navigation and flood flow safety,
proposal of possible solutions (regulatory adjustments of the channel, damming), model research of
effective measures to safeguard or regulate the flow of suspended sediment and bedload, and also the
parameters of navigation course by mathematical modelling.
Biodiversity development in the Croatian Danube stretch with regard to the impact of water
constructions.
Development of the Danube region geo-systems with regard to their potential and geo-hazards.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013

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Relevant public and private funds in Croatia.
Macedonia
Brief description
Supporting the analysis of the current riverbed conditions of the Danube, evaluation of erosion and
sedimentation processes and their effects on the quality of soil, navigation and flood flow safety,
proposal of possible solutions (regulatory riverbed adjustments, damming), model research of
effective measures to safeguard or regulate the flow of suspended sediment and bedload, and also the
parameters of navigation course by mathematical modelling.
Support for the biodiversity development in the Danube region with regard to the impact of water
constructions.
Development of the Danube regional geo-systems with regard to their potential and geo-hazards.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Relevant public and private funds in Macedonia.
Integration of national solutions in the Danube Region
Brief description
Common model research and cooperation of the institutions from the Slovak Republic, Austria,
Germany, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia and Macedonia is essential for the preparation of common
practice for the implementation of regulation adjustments with regard to safeguarding the navigation
course, environment, water management and energy aspects concerning the Danube riverbed and its
inundations. Networking and integration of the national solutions/programs.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Operational Programme South-East Europe, CBC Projects, Operational Programme Central Europe,
other public and private funds.



Project Title
9. Preparation and implementation of flood prevention measures for the protection of
urban areas
Implementing institutions
Slovak Republic: Public private partnership: Stavebná fakulta - Slovenská technická univerzita v
Bratislave, Slovenský vodohospodársky podnik š.p, SHMU (Slovak Hydro-meteorological Institute),
Business Improvement, s.r.o., Ústav hydrológie SAV (Hydrological Institute of the Slovak Academy
of Sciences)
AT: Universität für Bodenkultur (BOKU) Wien,
ČR: Povodí Moravy,
MR: Nyugat Dunántúli Környézetvédelmi és Vizügyi Igazgatóság – Györ
Észak-magyarországi Környézetvédelmi és Vízügyi Igazgatóság (ÉKÖVÍZIG) – Miskolc, West-
Hungarian University Mosonmagyaróvár , Budapest Technical University (BME)
Croatia: University of Zagreb
BG: University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy in Sofia
Macedonia: University of St. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje
OTHER: management organizations of the Danube and its tributaries in the Danube Region
countries, e. g. (Hrvatske vode)

Project Support: Consulting Group PODZEMNÁ VODA, s.r.o., Hlavné mesto SR Bratislava,
Bratislavský samosprávny kraj, SOITRON a.s., IBM Slovensko, s.r.o., Vodohospodárska výstavba
š.p.(Slovak Waterworks Constructions), KPMG Slovensko spol. s r.o.; Trnavský samosprávny kraj
Objectives
      Preparing the project documentation or implementing the projects ready for preventive flood
        protection measures in the river basin drainage.
      Accelerated provision of information and precise evaluation of flood threats for early counter-
        measures.

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       Intelligent levees and embankments with sensor networks and related IT system
         infrastructures and support for distant, live, continuous monitoring.
     Transferring sight inspections of levee and embankment exteriors to intelligent monitoring of
         levee and embankment interiors crucial for making decisions on the relevant measures.
     Reducing the number and the need of unplanned inspections of levees and embankments.
Slovak Republic
Brief description
Flood protection measures are highly topical issues in all the Danube Region countries as confirmed
by the latest floods occurring in the Central and South-East Europe. The problems, however, lie in the
high costs of the measures, especially with smaller streams, or in the areas where such degree of flood
protection was not expected in the past. The Project implementation in the Slovak Republic is based
on some theoretical experience, envisaging some proposals concerning management of forestry and
agricultural eco-systems with a concurrent proposal of technical measures targeted to enhance flood
protection of residential areas and the land.

Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Public funds from the Slovak Republic and a EÚ, private funds
Czech Republic
Brief description
Flood protection measures are highly topical issues in all the Danube Region countries as confirmed
by the latest floods occurring in the Central and South-East Europe. The problems, however, lie in the
high costs of the measures, especially with smaller streams, or in the areas where such degree of flood
protection was not expected in the past. The Project implementation in the Czech Republic is based
on some theoretical experience envisaging some proposals concerning management of forestry and
agricultural eco-systems with a concurrent proposal of technical measures targeted to enhance flood
protection of residential areas and the land.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Relevant public and private funds in the Czech Republic.
Austria
Brief description
Flood protection measures are highly topical issues in all the Danube Region countries as confirmed
by the latest floods occurring in the Central and South-East Europe. The problems, however, lie in the
high costs of the measures, especially with smaller streams, or in the areas where such degree of flood
protection was not expected in the past. The Project implementation in Austria is based on some
theoretical experience, envisaging some proposals concerning management of forestry and
agricultural eco-systems with a concurrent proposal of technical measures targeted to enhance flood
protection of residential areas and the land.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Relevant public and private funds in Austria.
Hungary
Brief description
Flood protection measures are highly topical issues in all the Danube Region countries as confirmed
by the latest floods occurring in the Central and South-East Europe. The problems, however, lie in the
high costs of the measures, especially with smaller streams, or in the areas where such degree of flood
protection was not expected in the past. The Project implementation in Hungary is based on some
theoretical experience, envisaging some proposals concerning management of forestry and
agricultural eco-systems with a concurrent proposal of technical measures targeted to enhance flood
protection of residential areas and the land.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Relevant public and private funds in Hungary.
Bulgaria
Brief description
Flood protection measures are highly topical issues in all the Danube Region countries as confirmed

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by the latest floods occurring in the Central and South-East Europe. The problems, however, lie in the
high costs of the measures, especially with smaller streams, or in the areas where such degree of flood
protection was not expected in the past. The Project implementation in Bulgaria is based on some
theoretical experience, envisaging some proposals of management of forestry and agricultural eco-
systems along with the proposal of technical measures targeted to enhance flood protection of
residential areas and the land.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Relevant public and private funds in Bulgaria.
Croatia
Brief description
Flood protection measures are highly topical issues in all the Danube Region countries as confirmed
by the latest floods occurring in the Central and South-East Europe. The problems, however, lie in the
high costs of the measures, especially with smaller streams, or in the areas where such degree of flood
protection was not expected in the past. The Project implementation in Croatia is based on some
theoretical experience, envisaging some proposals concerning management of forestry and
agricultural eco-systems with a concurrent proposal of technical measures targeted to enhance flood
protection of residential areas and the land.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Relevant public and private funds in Croatia.
Macedonia
Brief description
Flood protection measures are highly topical issues in all the Danube Region countries as confirmed
by the latest floods occurring in the Central and South-East Europe. The problems, however, lie in the
high costs of the measures, especially with smaller streams, or in the areas where such degree of flood
protection was not expected in the past. The Project implementation in Macedonia is based on some
theoretical experience, envisaging some proposals concerning management of forestry and
agricultural eco-systems with a concurrent proposal of technical measures targeted to enhance flood
protection of residential areas and the land.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Relevant public and private funds in Macedonia.
Integration of national solutions in the Danube Region
Brief description
Institutional cooperation of the Slovak Republic, Austria Czech Republic, Hungary, Croatia, Bulgaria
and Macedonia. Networking and integration of the national solutions/programs.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Operational Programme Central Europe, Operational Programme South-East Europe, Cross-boundary
Program, other public and private funds


Project title
10. Environmental protection, improvement and renewal

Implementing institutions
Trnava Self-Governing Region
Objectives:
Building the information systems in protected/conservation areas and in the facilities of landscape
and environmental protection organisations for the purposes of exchanging the information,
monitoring and emergency warning, developing a forecasting system; revitalising or re-naturalising
the environmental harms, creating and implementing revitalisation programs and projects in
extremely harmed regions, increasing the environmental and landscape quality, preventing the
processes reducing biological diversity, taking revitalisation, re-naturalisation and regulatory
measures as components of ecological stability, generating components of regional ecological
stability in the country, and applying the improved protection and rational exploitation of natural

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resources; preparing and implementing preventive flood protection measures to safeguard the urban
areas.
Economic benefit
Increasing the safety will help to minimize adverse effects on the environment, the resulting removal
of which has also adverse economic impact, unfavourably affecting also people’s health, municipal
and urban property, with further costs being incurred.

Impact
Implementation of projects aimed at environmental protection, improvement and renewal will
eliminate negative effects on the environment, people’s health, and all economic activities carried out
in the given area.

Sources of funding:
Public funds from the Slovak Republic and EU, private funds


    2.3. Sustainable development of the Danube Region (social and
         economic development)

         The importance of knowledge for the economic development was identified at the close of the
past century. Gradually knowledge became a significant production factor. Examples from a number
of Asian countries show that by preference of values created in a non-material, the so called
knowledge-based society, they manage to guarantee a higher and sustainable economic development.
This concept has been followed in some European countries by removing the routine production
demanding too much labour to other countries.
         In the long-term perspective, it is possible to secure the economic development and thus also
development in general, as well as social security, only by means of a strategy leading the region to
knowledge-based society. The strategy consists of progressively built regular measures leading, over
a longer period of time, to a set goal. One of the most important measures within the authority of the
regions is building the infrastructure for polycentric knowledge production and its transfer to global
technology.
         In many countries, scientific and technological parks and their considerable synergy effect
have turned out to be an optimum instrument of building the infrastructure of knowledge-based
society. Synergy means interrelation of education, R&D, services, technological transfer, exhibition,
conference, business and housing services provided from one centre. Such profile cannot be secured
by any individual institution, this, however, requires long-term cooperation between public and private
sectors.
         Building-up a scientific and technological park in Bratislava is considered a strategic priority
of the regional development. A long-term vision published lately, envisages, on page 191, the
existence of four scientific and technological parks in the Slovak Republic, out of which one will be in
Bratislava. At its meeting in April 2008, the Government of the Slovak Republic took notice of the
information concerning the development of the scientific and technological park in Bratislava-Vajnory
and confirmed its political support of the project.
         New approaches and innovative solutions are required also for the specific part of the Danube
Region – The Danube Waterway which has with ten times less traffic than the water traffic on the
Rhine but with the three times higher pollution. In the near future attention should be drawn to
research these complex issues by applying the latest scientific and research methods and procedures,
affording much more knowledge than it was available in the past.
         Fast economic growth of the new economies of the Central and Eastern Europe, opened up
especially after joining the European Union and the Schengen Zone, has brought new problems and
challenges, mostly in the metropolitan agglomerations which call for new innovative solutions in
many areas leading to sustainable development.


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Project title
11. Project of the common spatial planning

11.1. Common spatial development document of the V4+2 countries (i.e. Republic of Bulgaria,
Czech Republic, Republic of Hungary, Republic of Poland, Republic of Romania, and Slovak
Republic)
Cooperation based on the summit of ministers responsible for regional development of the V4
countries + Bulgaria and Romania, held in Prague, 4 June 2008, and the conclusions approved by
the summit.
Project objective
Coordination of regional development in the field of development axes, development areas and
transport networks in international context.

    –    The conclusions of the meeting of ministers responsible for regional development in the V4
        countries +Bulgaria and Romania (of 29 March 2010) express the willingness to continue and
        expand the ongoing cooperation in the long-term regional development aiming to strengthen
        territorial cohesion, promote integration of the V4+2 countries in the EU and formulate a
        common strategy of spatial development of the V4+2countries in the European context.

Continuing the cooperation in line with the conclusions of the meeting of ministers of the V4+2
countries of 29 March 2010:

Common strategy of regional development of the V4+2 countries in the European context

The existing cooperation (working on the Common document of spatial development of the V4+2
countries) was financed by the national sources, i.e. each state funded its participation on its own.
With the preparation of future cooperation a question arises concerning the financing. It may be
necessary to consider a participation in some European regional cooperation, for possible a partial or
full co-funding the proposed cooperation of the V4+2countries in the field of spatial development
aimed at the withdrawal of barriers in spatial development (to strengthen spatial cohesion).

Possible funding
Funding of the common document was provided by individual states through their own resources,
with the Czech Republic acting as a coordinator.

Project title
11. 2. DONAUREGIONEN+ Project
Implementing institution
The Lead Project Partner is the Ministry of Constructions and Regional development of the Slovak
Republic (MVRR SR), which is responsible for professional and financial performance, supervising
and controlling the activities of all Project Partners.

Project Partners
Project Partners are the planning institutions, organizations and self-governing regions from eight
countries (Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova and Ukraine) along the
Danube river.

- realization in the framework of the Operational Programme South-East Europe (TCP SEE). It is a
follow-up project of DONAUREGIONEN Project (2006-2008) arising from the implementation of
international commitments of the Slovak Republic in line with the initiative of the working
community of the Danube Region countries ARGE DONAULÄNDER – a working group for
consolidation of the region. Its objective is to prepare, in the form of special purpose supporting

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materials, a proposal of the strategy of integrated special development of the Danube Regions
(development plans NUTS II - III) based on the results and outputs of the DONAUREGIONEN
Project.
Currently the work on the preparation of methodology for the proposal of cross-border Danube region
development and sector strategies.
Project Duration. 1 June 2009 to 31 May 2010

 Project title
11.3. „PD+/POLYREG― Project
Implementing institution
Lead Partner URBION – the Institute of Urbanism and Regional Planning from Slovakia was
nominated.
Project Partners
Participating Partners are form Slovakia, Hungary, and Austria. The Project will provide
a background - the methodology – for the large closing ARGE DONAULÄNDER –
DONAURGIONEN++Project .
This project has been prepared within the framework of Central Europe (TCP CEE) or. South-East
Europe (TCP SEE) Programs.
POLYREG Program covers the activities to complete the analysis of all the Danube regions by using
the analysis of the upper Danube regions in Austria and Germany and starting to work on the third
step of the plan initiated by the ARGE DONAULÄNDER community – implementing the
knowledge and the results achieved under the existing projects of the ARGE DONAULÄNDER
community included in the planning covering the participating regions. In this phase of the work, the
project aims to create the tools for the support and more efficient planning the Trans-Danubian and
Cross Danubian developmental activities. From the point of view of the requirements concerning the
third step of the plan, POLYREG Project consists of the following parts, namely: the preparation of
methodology, tools of implementation, and also verification of their functionality by using an
example of one of the so called sub-regions of ARGE DONAULÄNDER defined in
DONAUREGIONEN and DONAUREGIONEN+ Projects. This is a sub-region in the territory of
eastern Austria (the Vienna Agglomeration), western Slovakia (the Bratislava, Trnava and Nitra
regions) and the Danubian region in south-western Hungary, including the Budapest Agglomeration.
The work of POLYREG project is scheduled for the period of 27 months (01/2011 – 03/2012) with
the estimated amount of 2.5 million euros.

 Project title
11.4. "3D+/DONAUREGIONEN++" Project
Project Partners
Partnership of all the Danube Region countries is expected at both the regional and national levels.
Lead Partner should be a central authority responsible for urban and regional planning.

This covers the third phase of the plan initiated by ARGE DONAULÄNDER, aiming to create
implementation tools for the support and more efficient planning of Trans-Danubian and Cross-
Danubian developmental activities, including INFORM ARGE, the „e-planning“ net. The starting
point of the Project will be based on the results and outcomes of POLYREG and DONAUREGION+
Projects.
The Project should be submitted during 2013-2014, either within the Program South-East Europe
(TCP SEE) or the programs to be available at that time.
Ideally, the Project should be submitted within the future program of the Danube strategy, however
no later than in 2015!
The Project budget is estimated at 3-5 million euros for the period of 36-40 months.



         2.3.1. Specific solutions of the problems of metropolitan regions

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Project title
12. Development of metropolitan agglomerations, environmental protection,
improvement and renewal of the Danube Region
Implementing institutions
SK: Prírodovedecká fakulta a Fakulta sociálnych a ekonomických vied - Univerzita Komenského v
Bratislave (Faculty of Natural Sciences and Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences – Comenius
University), Hlavné mesto SR Bratislava, Bratislavský samosprávny kraj,
AT: Lower Austria Bundesland (based on the Cross Border Agreement of 2009 – 2013 between
Lower Austria, Republic Austria and Bratislava, the capital city of the Slovak Republic of 2009), the
City of Vienna (based on the „Twin-City “ Cooperation Agreement between Vienna, the capital city
of the Republic of Austria and Bratislava, the capital city of the Slovak Republic of 2010),,
Forschungsbereich für Verkehrsplanung und Verkehrstechnik, Institut für Verkehrswissenschaften
Technische Universität Wien
CZ: The city of Brno (based on CENTROPE Memorandum of 2005 made between Burgenland,
Lower Austria, Vienna, Györ – Moson – Sopron, the Bratislava Self Governing Region, the Trnava
Self Governing Region and the cities of Eisenstad, St. Pölten, Brno, Sopron, Györ, Bratislava
and Trnava.

Project support : the Trnava Self-Governing Region
Objectives
     Increasing environmental quality in urban agglomerations and protected/conservation areas of
        the Danube Region
     Creating appealing public areas respecting the needs of those who will use them
Slovak Republic
Brief Description
The quality life in urban agglomerations is determined by suitable environmental conditions and
adequate amount of green parts with high quality public areas. Protecting and creating parks, green
areas and urban recreational areas serving as a functional whole, revitalising the neglected areas,
developing a regional system of ecological stability, and maintaining continuous harmony between
urban and natural environment should be the basis of an appealing urban area of the Bratislava
Metropolitan Agglomeration. This will require:
       to prepare and implement the programs of revitalisation of public areas and development of
        green areas in cities and municipalities of the Region; to create public friendly areas applying
        the “design for all” principle; to humanise apartment housing neighbourhoods with special
        focus on their intra-block areas and street revitalisation; build-up physical environment
        suitable for the formation and development of community life,
       to coordinate the protection of specific areas by means of the tools designed for
        regional planning; to continue restoration/conservation of the most valued
        monuments of architecture, and to make accessible and attractive the places of
        historic significance which have been abandoned or underused,

       to prepare and implement the projects of revitalisation of brownfield sites, to making an
        inventory and analysis of such sites, selecting the projects concerning their further use for the
        purpose of better quality of urban environment based on the principle of sustainability, and
        focusing on the promotion of activities in the existing areas before taking up of the so called
        green field sites
       to coordinate cooperation in the field of regional development of suburbanisation processes of
        metropolitan agglomerations in the Danube Region, jointly drafting the development
        strategies of regional planning of border areas (Quadrant 4,...)
Sustainable development of the Danube Region urban systems.


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Building the information systems in protected/conservation areas and in the facilities of
landscape and environmental protection organisations for the purposes of exchanging
the information, monitoring and emergency warning, developing a forecasting system;
revitalising or re-naturalising the environmental harms, creating and implementing
revitalisation programs and projects in extremely harmed regions, increasing the
environmental and landscape quality, preventing the process reducing biological diversity;
taking revitalisation, re-naturalisation and regulatory measures as components of ecological
stability and generating components of the regional system of ecological stability in the
country, and applying the improved protection and rational exploitation of natural resources.

Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Public funds from the Slovak Republic and EU, private funds
Republic of Austria
Brief description
The quality life in urban agglomerations is determined by suitable environmental conditions and
adequate amount of green parts with high quality public areas. Protecting and creating parks, green
areas and urban recreational areas serving as a functional whole, revitalising the neglected areas,
developing a regional system of ecological stability, and maintaining continuous harmony between
urban and natural environment should be the basis of an appealing urban area of the Vienna
Metropolitan Agglomeration.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Relevant public and private funds in the Republic of Austria.
Czech Republic
Brief description
The quality life in urban agglomerations is determined by suitable environmental conditions and
adequate amount of green parts with high quality public areas. Protecting and creating parks, green
areas and urban recreational areas serving as a functional whole, revitalizing the neglected areas,
developing a regional system of ecological stability, and maintaining continuous harmony between
urban and natural environment should be the basis of an appealing urban area of the Brno
Metropolitan Agglomeration.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Relevant public and private funds in the Czech Republic .
Integration of national solutions in the Danube Region
Brief description
Institutional cooperation of the Slovak Republic, Czech Republic and Austria
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Operational Programme Central Europe, other public and private funds.




Project title
13. Development and support of social cohesion in metropolitan agglomerations and
sustainable development of the Danube Region
SK: Faculty of Natural Sciences and Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences – Comenius
University, Bratislava, The Capital City of the Slovak Republic, Bratislava, the Bratislava Self-
Governing Region,

AT: Lower Austria Bundesland (based on the Cross Border Agreement of 2009 – 2013 between
Lower Austria, Republic Austria and Bratislava, the capital city of the Slovak Republic of 2009), the
City of Vienna (based on the „Twin-City “ Cooperation Agreement between Vienna, the capital city
of the Republic of Austria and Bratislava, the capital city of the Slovak Republic of 2010),,
Forschungsbereich für Verkehrsplanung und Verkehrstechnik, Institut für Verkehrswissenschaften

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Technische Universität Wien
CZ: The city of Brno (based on the CENTROPE Memorandum of 2005 made between Burgenland,
Lower Austria, Vienna, Györ – Moson – Sopron, The Bratislava Self-Governing Region, the Trnava
Self-Governing Region and the cities of Eisenstad, St. Pölten, Brno, Sopron, Györ, Bratislava
and Trnava.
Project support: the Trnava Self-Governing Region
Objective
     Permanently increasing the quality standard of life through the development of public services
        and social infrastructure. Assistance in housing, social background, services and opportunities
        for active community life in the Danube Region.

Slovak Republic
Brief description
Important aspects of the development of urban agglomerations include also the area of social matters.
In the metropolitan area of Bratislava, it is particularly important to stress and be concerned with
social justice, access to services, cultural and sports events and recreational activities, gender issues
and inclusion of disadvantaged groups into active community life.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Public funds from the Slovak Republic and EU, private funds
Austria
Brief description
Important aspects of the development of urban agglomerations include also the area of social matters.
In the metropolitan area of Bratislava, it is particularly important to stress and be concerned with
social justice, access to services, cultural and sports events and recreational activities, gender issues
and inclusion of disadvantaged groups into active community life.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Relevant public and private funds in Austria.
Czech Republic
Brief description
Important aspects of the development of urban agglomerations include also the area of social matters.
In the metropolitan area of Bratislava, it is particularly important to stress and be concerned with
social justice, access to services, cultural and sports events and recreational activities, gender issues
and inclusion of disadvantaged groups into active community life.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Relevant public and private funds in the Czech Republic
Integration of national solutions within the Danube Region
Brief description
Institutional cooperation of the Slovak Republic, Austria, and Czech Republic. Networking and
integration of the national research works.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Operational Program Central Europe, other public and private funds



          2.3.2. Tourism

Project title
14. Tourism in the Danube Region as ecological and sustainable tool of economic
growth
Implementing institutions:


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SK: Public private partnership: Slovenská poľnohospodárska univerzita v Nitre (Slovak University of
Agriculture, Nitra), Hlavné mesto SR Bratislava, Bratislavský samosprávny kraj, KPMG Slovensko
spol. s r.o.
AT: Lower Austria Bundesland (based on the Cross Border Agreement of 2009 – 2013 between
Lower Austria, Republic Austria and Bratislava, the capital city of the Slovak Republic of 2009), the
City of Vienna (based on the „Twin-City “ Cooperation Agreement between Vienna, the capital city
of the Republic of Austria and Bratislava, the capital city of the Slovak Republic of 2010),
Forschungsbereich für Verkehrsplanung und Verkehrstechnik, Institut für Verkehrswissenschaften
Technische Universität Wien
CZ: The city of Brno (based on the CENTROPE Memorandum of 2005 made between Burgenland,
Lower Austria, Vienna, Györ – Moson – Sopron, the Bratislava Self-Governing Region, the Trnava
Self-Governing Region and the cities of Eisenstad, St. Pölten, Brno, Sopron, Györ, Bratislava
and Trnava.
Objective
      Economic evaluation of high concentration of the values of cultural and natural heritage in
         the Danube Region, as an integral part of tourism.
      Coordination of activities of the entities active in the area of tourism in the Bratislava Region
         and the partners abroad with the aim to create synergies

Slovak Republic
Brief description
The Danube and its surrounding areas in the territory of Slovakia provide a broad variety of natural
and cultural values, creating exceptionally favourable conditions for their efficient use in the field of
tourism, with respect to its protection, revival and development. Strengthening the competitiveness
of the macro-region in the field of tourism will thus add to its sustainable development. In this
respect, the following is required:
       To create common products in the field of tourism in the traditional and specific areas of the
        Danube micro-regions,
       To develop the Danube Region infrastructure for recreational river cruise trips and boating
        sport activities as part of the tourism revival,
       To prepare and implement the project of water tourism concept on the Danube between
        Devín and Štúrovo, on the Little Danube, the lower part of Váh and Morava with regard to
        the development of infrastructure (water sport ports, accommodation facilities, aqua-parks)
        and tourist services.

Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Public funds from the Slovak Republic and EU, private funds
Federal Republic of Austria
Brief description
The Danube and its surrounding areas in the territory of Austria provide a broad variety of natural and
cultural values, creating exceptionally favourable conditions for their efficient use in the field of
tourism, with respect to its protection, revival and development. Strengthening the competitiveness of
the macro-region in the field of tourism will thus add to its sustainable development.

Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Relevant public and private funds in Austria.
Czech Republic
Brief description
Morava and its surrounding areas in the territory of the Czech Republic provide a broad variety of
natural and cultural values, creating exceptionally favourable conditions for their efficient use in the
field of tourism, with respect to its protection, revival and development. Strengthening the
competitiveness of the macro-region in the field of tourism will thus add to its sustainable

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development.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Relevant public and private funds in the Czech Republic
Integration of national solutions within the Danube Region
Brief description
Institutional cooperation of the Slovak Republic, Austria, and Czech Republic. Networking and
integration of the national research works.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Operational Programme Central Europe, other public and private funds




Project title
15. Bicycle touring projects
Brief Description:
Bicycle tourism has become an extraordinary popular sport activity in the past twenty years. In the
period following the opening of the borders, more and more bicycle tourists tour Slovakia with the
onset in spring months up to the autumn period, climaxing in July and August. Thanks to its terrain
diversity, Slovakia is an ideal place for bicycle touring or riding bicycle in general. The completion of
bicycle tours connected with international bicycle tours will have the capacity for the development of
tourism in the region, the related expansion of services and additional economic activities. Especially
favourable appears to be the connection of the Danubian Bicycle Tour with the so called „Iron
Curtain Trail“, beneficial for the local revenues and the added economic value.

Suggested bicycle tours:

       Completing the Danube Bicycle Tour – completion of the bicycle tour inside the Trnava
        Self-governing Region (along the river Morava – creation of a bicycle tour in Záhorie or
        along the river Váh – running on the Váh levees, connected to the inside of the Trnava
        Region ).
       Vajnory Bicycle Tour- beginning at the New Bridge through the city centre to Vajnory and
        then to the Little Carpathians.
       Carpathian Route connects the two international Danubian bicycle tours, taking the bike
        tourists to the Little Carpathians, across the Lafranconi Bridge, via Mlynská dolina to
        Ţelezná studnička.

Project significance:
The Project is significant because of its connecting effects – increasing the number of bicycle tourists
mainly from Austria and Germany, although it is possible to meet also bike enthusiasts from the
Netherlands. The project will cause a synergy effect in the increased number of tourist
accommodations in Slovakia and other services. There will be a pressure to establish reasonable
restaurant facilities and bike repair shops, etc. alongside the bike routes,
Financing:
Public funds from the Slovak Republic and EU, private funds




Project title
16. Destination marketing of metropolitan regions and agglomerations
Implementing institutions:
SK: Public private partnership: Filozofická fakulta a Fakulta sociálnych a ekonomických vied -
Univerzita Komenského v Bratislave (Faculty of Philosophy and Faculty of Social and Economic

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Sciences – Comenius University, Bratislava), Slovenská poľnohospodárska univerzita v Nitre, Hlavné
mesto SR Bratislava, KPMG Slovensko spol. s r.o.
AT: Lower Austria Bundesland (based on the Cross Border Agreement of 2009 – 2013 between
Lower Austria, Republic Austria and Bratislava, the capital city of the Slovak Republic of 2009), the
City of Vienna (based on the „Twin-City “ Cooperation Agreement between Vienna, the capital city
of the Republic of Austria and Bratislava, the capital city of the Slovak Republic of 2010),
Forschungsbereich für Verkehrsplanung und Verkehrstechnik, Institut für Verkehrswissenschaften
Technische Universität Wien
CZ: The city of Brno (based on the CENTROPE Memorandum of 2005 made between Burgenland,
Lower Austria, Vienna, Györ – Moson – Sopron, the Bratislava Self-Governing Region, the Trnava
Self-Governing Region and the cities of Eisenstad, St. Pölten, Brno, Sopron, Györ, Bratislava
and Trnava. The Institute of Marketing Communication. And Faculty of Multimedia
Communications, Tomáš Baťa University in Zlín.
Objective
      The system of coordinated cooperation bringing an interesting, comprehensive offer of
        tourism products and services, and resulting in the establishment of the Danube Region as a
        popular tourist destination.
Slovak Republic
Brief description
      Encouraging the principle of destination management (cooperation, communication,
        marketing) of all relevant partners in the Slovak Republic in relation to other countries of the
        Danube Region and service providers involved (commercial entities, non-profit
        organizations, public institutions) bringing an interesting offer of tourism products and
        services and resulting in the increased number of visitors.
       Creating a complex strategy of marketing communication in the Region; effective
        means for the promotion of the Danube Region.
       System of coordinated cooperation aimed at the creation of internationally known mark
        „Podunajsko/ The Danube Region“.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Public and private funds from the Slovak Republic and EU, private funds
Czech Republic
Brief description
Marketing of the locality and the destination, establishing the destination trademark, and support of
regional tourism are the actual topics of the present regional development. The Project task is to
create comprehensive marketing and communicative strategies for the territory of the Czech Republic
in relation with the other countries of the Danube Region, for practical application and recovered
offer of services in the field of urban and regional tourism. Supporting the cooperation of service
providers, creating the efficient interactive database of cooperating entities in the field of regional
tourism.
Marketing research – the standard of services provided in the field of regional tourism, the
cooperation potential of individual entities, the potential of the offer and exploitability of regional
tourism:
      Creating marketing and communication strategy in support of regional tourism,

       creating an effective database of cooperating entities in the field of tourism,

       making a portal for effective communication with the potential visitors in the Region,

       securing medialisation of the project and its outcomes,

       exchange of experience, coordination of individual steps, popularization of project results.

Sources of funding in 2011 -2013

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Relevant public and private sources in the Czech Republic
Austria
Brief description
Encouraging the principle of destination management (cooperation, communication, marketing) of all
relevant partners in the Slovak Republic in relation to other countries of the Danube Region, service
providers involved (commercial entities, non-profit organizations, public institutions) bringing an
interesting offer of tourism products and services and resulting in the increased number of visitors.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Relevant public and private funds in Austria.
Integration of national solutions/programs within the Danube Region
Brief description
Institutional cooperation of the Slovak Republic, Austria, and Czech Republic.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Operational Programme Central Europe, other public and private sources



         2.3.3. The development of culture

Project title
17. Common history of Europe – the history of the countries in the Danube Region
Implementing institutions
SK: Public private partnership: Katedra archeológie, Katedra archívnictva a pomocných vied
historických, Katedra slovenských dejín, Katedra všeobecných dejín – Filozofická fakulta –
Univerzita Komenského v Bratislave, Archeologický ústav SAV, Historický ústav SAV, Mesto Nové
Zámky, Business Improvement, s.r.o., Bratislavský samosprávny kraj, Trnavský samosprávny kraj
HU: MTA Filozófiai Kutatóintézet Budapest, Central European University Budapest – Department of
Medieval Studies, University of Szeged – Faculty of Arts – Institute of History
CZ: Univerzita Karlova – Filozofická fakulta – Katedra pomocných věd historických a archivního
studia, Masarykova univerzita Brno – Filozofická fakulta – Historický ústav, Masarykova univerzita
Brno – Filozofická fakulta – Ústav archeologie a muzeologie, Archeologický ústav AV ČR – Brno,
v.v.i. – Detašované pracoviště Mikulčice
FRG: Universität Leipzig – Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum Geschichte und Kultur
Ostmitteleuropas, Univerität München – Fakultät für Geschichts- und Kunstwissenschaften –
Historisches Seminar
AT: Universität Wien – Institut für Geschichte – Universität Wien – Institut für Ur- und
Frühgeschichte
SLO: Univerza v Ljubljani – Filozofska fakulteta – Oddelek za arheologijo
Objective
Mutual learning of cultures and values of the countries in the Danube Region based on the knowledge
of the history of the countries in the Danube Region,
The Slovak Republic
Brief description
      Establishing the Danube Coordination and Implementation Centre for Archaeology and
         History with its seat in Bratislava.
      Development of an archaeological open air museum at Nitra.
      Revival of and support to historical and cultural traditions of local self-governments and of
         the region.
      The history of Slovakia in the context of the Danube Region, its processing and comparison
         with other countries of the Danube Region – common history of the Danube Region.
      Common history of the Danube Region and its application in the education process of the
         countries in the Danube Region.

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       (The phenomenon of the peopling of the Danube Region from prehistoric times to the Early
        Middle Ages: regionalisation, cultural influences, contacts; the Frankish Empire – the Great
        Moravian Empire: mutual contacts and mingling – aculturisation; Christianisation,
        monasteries and sacral architecture as the integrating factor of Europe; forms of colonisation
        in history and their impact on the life in the Danube Region: changes in the use of the land
        and of natural resources; the Danube as the axis of trading contacts from prehistoric times to
        the Middle Ages: transfer of objects and of ideas).
     Cultural transfer, multiethnicity and structures of power – continuity and migration in the
        Danube area; the Danube as the cultural and civilisational axis of Europe from prehistoric
        times to the Early Modern Age (since prehistoric times, the Danube has been one of the main
        axes of civilisational contacts of Europe along which the individual social structures have
        developed in an intense interaction. In the course of millennia, several historic regions
        distinguished by their specific features of development have emerged along this river: the
        western part of Central Europe, the eastern part of Central Europe – the so called Central
        Eastern Europe in modern historiography – and South East Europe. The objective of the
        envisaged project is to map the degree and nature of interaction of these areas in the broadest
        possible chronological range – with respect to the key issues defined in the title of the
        subproject – where culture means not only spiritual expressions but also all relevant
        expressions of human activity).
     In the context of central Europe, multilingualism as a cultural value and the means of
        exchange of cultural values.
     Cultural transfer, multiethnicity and structure of power – continuity and migration in the
        Danube area: since prehistoric times, the Danube represented one of the main axes of
        civilisational contacts of Europe along which individual social structures took their form in
        intense interaction. In the course of millennia, several historic regions distinguished by their
        specific features of development (the western part of Central Europe, the eastern part of
        Central Europe / the so called Central Eastern Europe in modern historiography / and South
        Eastern Europe) have emerged along this river. The objective of the envisaged project is to
        map the degree and nature of interaction of these areas in the broadest possible chronological
        range – with respect to the key issues defined in the title of the subproject – where culture
        means not only spiritual expressions but also all relevant expressions of human activity.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Public resources of the SR and the EU, private resources
Hungary
Brief description
     Multilingualism in the context of central Europe (links between the Latin language and
        national languages).
     Written culture in the environment of a central European town.
     The rise and transformation of provincial and church structures in the Kingdom of Historical
        Hungary, the relation of religion to society and its role in it.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Relevant public and private resources in Hungary.
The Federal Republic of Germany
Brief description
     Cultural transfer in intra- and supra-regional relations in central eastern Europe; development
        of national identity (national identities) in the countries of the Danube Region; issues of
        historical memory.
     Written culture in the environment of a central European town.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Relevant public and private resources in the Federal Republic of Germany.
The Czech Republic
Brief description
     Written culture in the environment of a central European town.

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       Issues of the development of Czech statehood in the context of multiethnic monarchies;
        transformation of elites; the relationship between nation and state; social and economic
        structures in the High Middle Ages; the dawn and shaping of the country and of the
        provincial municipality.
     Formation of the first centres of power in the Morava region in the 8th century; the settlement
        and socioeconomic structures of the economic base of central localities in Great Moravia; the
        image of the downfall of Great Moravia in archaeological sources.
     Continuity in the settlement development in south east Moravia and northern part of Zahorie
        in the 10th and 11th centuries. structural changes in settlement after inclusion of the territory
        into the Czech state of the Přemyslid House and historic Hungary of the Árpád House.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Relevant public and private resources in the Czech Republic.
Slovenia
Brief description
Cultural links and contacts between the Late Antique space of the north east Alps and the Danube
Region in the 5th – 7th centuries AD; cultural links and contacts between the Slavic space of Slovenia
and the Great Moravian cultural space in the 8th – 9th centuries AD.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Relevant public and private resources in Slovenia.
Austria
Brief description
     Written culture in the environment of an Austrian town.
     Cultural links and contacts in the central Danube Region in the Early Middle Ages.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Relevant public and private resources in Austria.
Integration of national solutions within the Danube Region
Brief description
Cooperation of institutions from Slovakia, Federal Republic of Germany, Hungary, the Czech
Republic, Austria, Slovenia. The design of networking and integrating national research efforts.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
South East Europe Operational Programme, Central Europe Operational Programme and other public
and private resources

Project title
18. Modern Art Museum Danubiana – Bratislava – Čunovo Water Works – promotion
of expositions of fine arts

Implementing institutions:
Modern Art Museum Danubiana, Bratislava – Čunovo
Project objective
 The project aims at cultural exchange and learning of various cultures and presenting fine art
 activities of internationally renowned artists as well as supporting integrational activities and
 tolerance in culture and arts.
Brief description:
 The exceptional location of the institution at the boundary of three neighbouring countries –
 Slovakia, Austria and Hungary, (however, in particular the ravishing contrast of clear water table,
 high sky and endless banks of the dam create the scenery for an impressive piece of architecture
 evoking the image of a Roman galley stuck in shallow water). This architecture rich in its diversity
 is an opportunity for many exhibitions. The museum is located some 15 kilometres south from the
 centre of Bratislava at the tip of a peninsula in the middle of the robust Danube flow (opened on 9
 September 2000 as one of the youngest European museums of modern art). The river Danube was
 the source of inspiration for its name, its shape is the fruit of the enthusiasm and initiative of Mr.

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 Vincent Polakovič, a Slovak art gallery specialist, and the funds granted by a Dutch art collector.
Sources of funding:
Grant scheme of the Ministry of Culture of the SR
International cooperation:
Cooperation of institutions from the Slovak Republic, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Federal Republic
of Germany, Austria.


Set of projects:
19. Dialogue among the cultures of the Danube Region
It is a set of projects aimed at enhancing the dialogue among various cultures in the Danube
Region to support the process of integration and development of tolerance through poetry and
arts and to support the inclusion of marginalised Roma communities:


Ars Poetica poetry festival, Bratislava

Implementing institutions: Ars Poetica civic association

The objective of the project is to revive literary and broader cultural awareness and life in Slovakia,
the effort for continuity and creative development of the event that has introduced over 200 authors
from dozens of countries. Ars Poetica combines performances by Slovak any many distinguished
contemporary poets from dozens of countries with multimedia presentations, concerts by independent
and experimental groupings and performers, with contemporary dance, theatre performances, feature
films and experimental forms.

Brief description:
Today, Ars Poetica is the largest and the richest event dedicated to poetry in Slovakia. Its content and
quality of the programme as well as its international guests compare with similar events in central
Europe. It is a multimedia event which includes:

       Poetry evenings – readings
       Film festival
       Creative writing workshops
       Lectures and seminars
       Book exhibitions
       Alternative band concerts

Sources of funding: the grant scheme of the Ministry of Culture of the SR

International cooperation: cooperation of institutions from the Slovak Republic, Federal Republic of
Germany, Austria.


The European Roma Blacksmithing Symposium – Dunajská Lužná

Implementing institutions: Chartikano civic association, Dunajská Luţná

The objective of the event is to preserve the traditional status of Roma crafts and their rich history as
well as the elimination of barriers between the Roma and the non-Roma including promotion of
tolerance. The event enhances the knowledge of traditions and the development of skills among
young Roma as well as their chance of success in the labour market. The aim of the event is also
strengthening of identity, pride and self-confidence of the Roma minority living in Slovakia.


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Brief description:
An international meeting of Roma blacksmiths and the presentation of Roma arts and crafts skills. It
is a unique event in Europe or even worldwide.
Sources of funding: the grant scheme of the Ministry of Culture of the SR

International cooperation: cooperation of institutions from the Slovak Republic, Hungary, the Czech
Republic, Austria.

The Summer of Minority Cultures – Bratislava

Implementing institutions: In minorita civic association, Bratislava

The objective of the project is to bring cultural diversity of Slovakia closer to its inhabitants and also
visitors, from Slovakia and abroad, of the capital. The event communicates the diversity of minority
cultures in Slovakia and facilitates promotion of tolerance and multi-cultural dialogue in Slovak
society.

Brief description:
The festival presents culture of national minorities living in Slovakia and of disadvantaged groups of
population.

Sources of funding: the grant scheme of the Ministry of Culture of the SR

International cooperation: cooperation of institutions from the Slovak Republic, Hungary, the Czech
Republic, Austria.

Croatian Culture Festival – Bratislava

Implementing institutions: Chorvátsky kultúrny zväz na Slovensku, Bratislava

The objective of the event is to present the culture of the Croatian national minority, fostering
cooperation and tolerance as well as the development of multicultural traditions in Slovakia. The
festival is organised in cooperation with the Múzeum kultúry Chorvátov na Slovensku.

Brief description:
The event is a show of domestic and foreign folk ensembles. Meetings with traditional Croatian food
and drinks (presentation of traditional cuisine is arranged by municipalities in which persons
belonging to the Croatian minority live, e.g. Jarovce, Čuňovo, Chorvátsky Grob and Devínska Nová
Ves etc.) are an element of this event. A tour of the permanent exposition of the history and culture of
the Croats in Slovakia at the Múzeum kultúry Chorvátov na Slovensku is also included in the
programme.

Sources of funding: the grant scheme of the Ministry of Culture of the SR

International cooperation: cooperation of institutions from Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia.

Jókai Days – Komárno

Implementing institutions: Jókaiho dni v Komárne, n. f.

The objective of the event is to support the development of dramatic art and to promote the artistic
potential of the youth belonging to the Hungarian national minority.

Brief description:
An all Slovakia show of youth and adult theatre companies. A traditional theatre camp (workshops)

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for members of student and youth amateur theatres is organised in the framework of the event.
Students get interactively involved in the creative theatre work in groups lead by professionals from
the Slovak and Hungarian theatrical life. Creative workshops include classes of stage diction,
movement and creative music. At the end of the event, the participants in creative workshops present
the public their theatre performances.

Sources of funding: the grant scheme of the Ministry of Culture of the SR

International cooperation: cooperation of institutions from Slovakia, Hungary.

International wheelchair ballroom dancing competition – Bratislava

Implementing institutions: Tanečný klub Danube, Bratislava

The objective of the event is to eliminate social – physical and information barriers as well as barriers
in access to culture for disabled persons and to the production of their own specific culture.

Brief description:
Integrated cultural event in wheelchair ballroom dancing. The competition is traditionally attended by
dance couples one of who is a wheelchair user from many European countries. Various
accompanying events, e.g. exhibitions, etc., are a part of the event.

Sources of funding: the grant scheme of the Ministry of Culture of the SR

International cooperation: cooperation of institutions from the Slovak Republic, Hungary, Federal
Republic of Germany, Austria.

Konvergencie international chamber music festival – Bratislava

Implementing institutions: Konvergencie civic association, Bratislava

The festival focuses on presenting exceptional and valuable world and Slovak chamber music
production. In this manner, it continues the rich tradition of chamber music in the history of
Bratislava as well as other Slovak towns.

Brief description:
The Konvergencie festival, the only one of its kinds in Slovakia, creates unique space for direct
cooperation between established Slovak and prominent world artists. The festival also presents non-
traditional fusion of classical/serious music with jazz, alternative or improvisation as well as with
exhibitions of paintings, design and literature. It offers an opportunity for the presentation of the best
in this field that exists in Slovakia today. Specialised seminars for students of schools of arts
(academy of performing arts, conservatory) are a component of the festival.

Sources of funding: the grant scheme of the Ministry of Culture of the SR

International cooperation: cooperation of institutions from the Slovak Republic, Hungary, Romania,
Bulgaria, Federal Republic of Germany, Austria.

Múzeum moderného umenia Danubiana – Bratislava – Čunovo – Vodné dielo – promotion of
expositions of fine arts

Implementing institutions: Múzeum moderného umenia Danubiana, Bratislava – Čunovo

The project aims at cultural exchange and learning of various cultures and presenting fine art

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activities of internationally renowned artists as well as supporting integrational activities and
tolerance in culture and arts.

Brief description:
The exceptional location of the institution at the boundary of three neighbouring countries –
Slovakia, Austria and Hungary, (however, in particular the ravishing contrast of clear water table,
high sky and endless banks of the dam create the scenery for an impressive piece of architecture
evoking the image of a Roman galley stuck in shallow water). This architecture rich in its diversity
is an opportunity for many exhibitions. The museum is located some 15 kilometres south from the
centre of Bratislava at the tip of a peninsula in the middle of the robust Danube flow (opened on 9
September 2000 as one of the youngest European museums of modern art). The river Danube was
the source of inspiration for its name, its shape is the fruit of the enthusiasm and initiative of Mr.
Vincent Polakovič, a Slovak art gallery specialist, and the funds granted by a Dutch art collector.

Sources of funding: the grant scheme of the Ministry of Culture of the SR

International cooperation: cooperation of institutions from the Slovak Republic, Hungary, Romania,
Bulgaria, Federal Republic of Germany, Austria.




         2.3.3. Support to science and research and the tools for building knowledge society


Project title
20. The Danube knowledge cluster project
Implementing institutions
The Danube Region – public private partnership:

Founders:
Institutions from the academic sector:
      Slovenská technická univerzita v Bratislave
      Univerzita Komenského v Bratislave
      Vysoká škola ekonómie a manaţmentu verejnej správy v Bratislave
Institutions from the public sector:
      Bratislava – the capital of the Slovak Republic
    
      Bratislava self-governing region
      the city of Nové Zámky
      the city of Komárno
      the town of Štúrovo
Institutions from private, non-public and business sectors:
      Slovenský vodohospodársky podnik, š.p.
      Bratislavská vodárenská spoločnosť a.s.
      IBM Slovensko spol. s r.o.
      SOITRON a.s.
      Business Improvement s.r.o.
      KPMG Slovak spol. s r.o.
      D/L/M spol. s r.o.

Some potential new members:

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Univerzita Tomáše Bati ve Zlíně, IAWD, Viedenská vodárenská spoločnosť, SOVAK, MAVIZ,
Bundesanstalt für Wasserbau Karlsruhe, Technische Universität Wien, Universität für Bodenkultur
(BOKU) Wien, Budapest Technical University (BME), West-Hungarian University
Mosonmagyaróvár, University of Zagreb, University of Architecture in Sofia, University of St. Cyril
and Methodius in Skopje, Vysoké učení technické (VUT) Brno, University of Technology in Gdaňsk,
Technische Universität München, Buhaus Universität Weimar, Vienna University of Technology
Vienna, VITUKI Environmental Protection and Water Resources Research Institute – Budapest, FSV
Univerzita Karlova Praha, Ústav mezinárodních vztahů – Praha, Institut für den Donauraum und
Mitteleuropa – Wien, Hungarian Institute of International Affairs (HIIA) – Budapest, Institute of
International Politics and Economics – Belehrad, Romanian Center for European Policies –
Bucharest, MTA Filozófiai Kutatóintézet Budapest Central European University Budapest –
Department of Medieval Studies, University of Szeged Masarykova univerzita Brno, Archeologický
ústav AV ČR – Brno, v.v.i. – Detašované pracoviště Mikulčice, Universität Leipzig, Univerität
München – Fakultät für Geschichts- und Kunstwissenschaften – Historisches Seminar, Universität
Wien, Univerza v Ljubljani, Povodí Moravy, Nyugat Dunántúli Környézetvédelmi és Vizügyi
Igazgatóság – Györ, Észak-magyarországi Környézetvédelmi és Vízügyi Igazgatóság (ÉKÖVÍZIG) –
Miskolc , Hrvatske vode, ČVUT Praha, Politechnika Wrocławska, Univerza v Mariboru,
University of Belgrade, Schéchenyi István University GYŐR,
Vodohospodárska výstavba š.p., Enel, SpA. , závod Vodné elektrárne, Seanergy Slovakia, s.r.o. , DHI
Slovakia, Navigas, ALFA 04, AUREX, REMING, Regotrans – Sauter, a. s., ÚH SAV, SHMÚ
Bratislava, Archeologický ústav SAV, Historický ústav SAV

Objective
The founders establish this association as a voluntary association independent from the state and open
to broad partnership with the aim of supporting structural reforms while increasing the quality of life
and welfare of people in these areas:
             o Preparation and implantation of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region:
                      Water (the environment, biodiversity, protection and balanced use of water
                         resources, emergency response e.g. in case of floods).
                      Transport and connectivity (access to the Danube, etc.).
                      Sustainable development of the Danube Region
             o Development of knowledge and low carbon economy with social dimension and
                 knowledge society in the territory of the Danube Region.
                                          The Danube Region
Brief description
The Danube knowledge cluster (hereinafter “association”) established in compliance with Article 66
(1) of the Constitution of the Slovak Republic, §20f et seq. of Act No. 40/1964 Coll. the Civil Code
as amended is a voluntary interest association of legal persons from these three sectors –public,
academic and private, non-public and business sectors – independent from the state and political
parties open to a broad partnership with a seat in the territory of the Danube Region and/or working in
the territory of the Danube Region. The association is a legal person with legal personality. The
association is established for an indefinite period of time. The registration of the association is
planned for July 2010.
The essential mission of the Danube knowledge cluster is to create conditions for growth of
prosperity and solidarity for the people living in the Danube Region by developing, in compliance
with the EU Strategy for the Danube Region under preparation, knowledge based economy through
finding and promoting:
 new sources for the growth of standard of living
 social cohesion,
 knowledge society and innovation,
 sustainable, climate, water and energy policies.
The Danube knowledge cluster will:

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  create conditions for the members of the association for organising and implementing
   development projects,
 ensure cooperation and coordination of their activities with the individual countries of the Danube
   Region,
 support the creation of an environment encouraging research, development and implementation
   of new technologies,
 cooperate in the development of education,
 seeking project funding options and utilising them,
 support the implementation of development and policy documents of the Danube region,
 offer consultancy services to their members and public on a non-for-profit basis including the
   organisation of seminars targeted at issues linked with the Danube Region.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Public resources of the SR and the EU, private resources



Project title
21. The project of the Danube scientific and technological park with its seat in
Bratislava
Implementing institutions
The Danube knowledge cluster will: founders – Slovenská technická univerzita v Bratislave, Mesto
Bratislava, Bratislavský samosprávny kraj, Univerzita Komenského v Bratislave, Bratislavská
vodárenská spoločnosť a.s., Slovenský vodohospodársky podnik š.p., D/L/M s.r.o., Business
Improvement, s.r.o. and other founders. New potential members – Univerzita Tomáše Bati ve Zlíně,
IAWD, Viedenská vodárenská spoločnosť, SOVAK, MAVIZ, Bundesanstalt für Wasserbau
Karlsruhe, Technische Universität Wien, Universität für Bodenkultur (BOKU) Wien, Budapest
Technical University (BME), West-Hungarian University Mosonmagyaróvár, University of Zagreb,
University of Architecture in Sofia, University of St. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje, Vysoké učení
technické (VUT) Brno, University of Technology in Gdaňsk, Technische Universität München,
Buhaus Universität Weimar, Vienna University of Technology Vienna, VITUKI Environmental
Protection and Water Resources Research Institute – Budapest, FSV Univerzita Karlova Praha, Ústav
mezinárodních vztahů – Praha, Institut für den Donauraum und Mitteleuropa – Wien, Hungarian
Institute of International Affairs (HIIA) – Budapest, Institute of International Politics and Economics
– Belehrad, Romanian Center for European Policies – Bucharest, MTA Filozófiai Kutatóintézet
Budapest Central European University Budapest – Department of Medieval Studies, University of
Szeged Masarykova univerzita Brno, Archeologický ústav AV ČR – Brno, v.v.i. – Detašované
pracoviště Mikulčice, Universität Leipzig, Univerität München – Fakultät für Geschichts- und
Kunstwissenschaften – Historisches Seminar, Universität Wien, Univerza v Ljubljani, Povodí
Moravy, Nyugat Dunántúli Környézetvédelmi és Vizügyi Igazgatóság – Györ, Észak-magyarországi
Környézetvédelmi és Vízügyi Igazgatóság (ÉKÖVÍZIG) – Miskolc , Hrvatske vode, ČVUT Praha,
Politechnika Wrocławska, Univerza v Mariboru, University of Belgrade, Schéchenyi István
University GYŐR ...
Objective
      Developing the science and technology park
      Support to research cooperation between universities and applied research institutions in the
         Danube Region as well as support to cooperation between the private and public research
         sectors, strategic support to young scientists, establishing and fostering international
         cooperation.
                             The Danube Region – Bratislava locality
Brief description
The Bratislava science and technology park will be the result of the cooperation among the

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institutions in the Danube Region. It will provide modern infrastructure for the cooperation of these
institutions having a significant synergic effect on the transformation of the results of science and
research into practice with a considerable added value that will generate resources for further
research. This will ensure future sustainability and development in the whole territory of the Danube
Region.

The park as a macro-regional tool will focus on technology transfer, research, development,
innovative and educational activities in the field of:
      Security
      Mobility (transport, infrastructure, future funds)
      Energy (energy efficiency, systems, innovative concepts)
      The environment and health (environmental resources, biology, medicine)
      Information and communication technology (security, information management, future
         models)
      Material research including nanotechnologies
      Sustainability of social and economic systems (monitoring, policy, models, security)
Emphasis will be put on technology transfer in the sector of small and medium size enterprises and
attractive structures for international research teams.
Key plans:
      developing research, in particular technical, infrastructure for the above areas;
      developing infrastructure linking the business sector with research educational facilities at
         universities (technology innovation centres, business incubator);
      building organisational units supporting the protection of intellectual property, transfer of
         knowledge into practice and appreciation of the value of research and creative work results;
      providing for the development of services and appropriate amenities.
      supporting the selection, diagnosis, education and development of managers. (Institut für
         Angewandte Managementforschung Köln in cooperation with the FSEV UK in Bratislava and
         the Centrum rozvoja a transferu informácií at the FSEV UK).
      support to and participation in projects and research projects.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Science and Research Operational Programme, Regional Operational Programme, South East Europe
Operational Programme and other public and private resources
21.1. CEPIT - Central European Park for Innovative Technologies
Implementing institutions:
City of Bratislava, Bratislava self-government region, Slovak Technology University in Bratislava
Potential partners: Austrian Institute of Technology, Comenius University in Bratislava, TU Vienna,
Slovak Academy of Sciences, small and medium enterprises in the Bratislava region, and others.
Project objective
Building a science-technology park
Supporting the research cooperation between the universities and institutes of applied research,
enterprises in the Danube region territory as well as cooperation between the private and public
research sectors, strategic support of a new generation of researchers and scientists, establishing and
promoting the international cooperation, supporting the polycentric production of knowledge,
overcoming the lag in knowledge, diversifying the knowledge transfer and globalisation of local
knowledge.
Brief description:
Bratislava and its region provides an overall needed mass to build a successful scientific-technological
park in accordance with the IASP standard (International Association for Science Parks) with a great
contribution to the GDP of the region. The Bratislava spatial plan has defined for the park
a continuous territory near the airport and the motorway which is owned by the Cepit Holding GmbH,
seated in Vienna. A master plan has been worked out for the territory and the territory is ready for
investment. The investor from the Czech Republic is building an innovative supply of energies
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The project of scientific-technological park in Bratislava will be a result of cooperation among the
private and public institutes from the Danube region. The objective is to gradually contribute to
transformation of the economy based on intensive manual work towards the economy based on
knowledge and high value added.
Teh park will provide a modern infrastructure for cooperation among the institutions from the region
with important synergic effect for education, transformation of results of science and research into the
practice with high value added which will then bring further especially private sources for research,
development and innovations. This will assure future sustainability of growth and development in the
Danube region.
A great attention will be paid to technology trasfer in the area of small and medium enterprises and to
creation of attractive conditions for international research teams.

The park as a macroregional condition for a knowledge region and for a polycentric production of
knowledge will be focused on the technology transfer, research, development and innovative and
educational activities in the following areas:
          Mobility (transport, infrastructure, future means)
          Energies (energy effectiveness, sytems, innovation concepts)
          Environment and health (environmental sources, biology, medicine)
          Information and communication Technologies (security, information management, future
        models)
          Sustainability of social and economic systems (monitoring, policy, models, safety)

Key intentions of the scientific-technological park:
    building a centralised research, especially technical, infrastructure in the above-mentioned
        areas and removing so the lag and insufficient competitiveness;
    support of non-university pillar for research, development and innovations
    building the infrastructure linking the business sector with the research and educational
        facilities of universities (including technology centre, business incubators, private research
        centres);
    support of education oriented towards the practice
    development of the region,
    development of support services and support civil (social) infrastructure.
    regional networking of educational projects and research projects.

Funding possibilities:
Public sources of Slovakia and the EU, private sources
21.2 Data centre for simulation and crisis situations in the Danube Region project
Implementing institutions
SK: Public private partnership: Filozofická fakulta and Fakulta sociálnych a ekonomických vied –
Univerzita Komenského v Bratislave, Fakulta chemickej a potravinárskej Technológie a Stavebná
fakulta – Slovenská technická univerzita v Bratislave, Fakulta matematiky, fyziky a informatiky –
Univerzita Komenského v Bratislave, Slovenský vodohospodársky podnik, š. p., Mesto Nové Zámky,
Business Improvement, s.r.o.; Prognostický ústav SAV
AT: Institut für den Donauraum und Mitteleuropa – Vienna
HU: Hungarian Institute of International Affairs (HIIA) – Budapest, Central European University,
Department of International Relations and European Studies (IRES)
CZ: Ústav mezinárodních vztahů – Praha, Povodí Moravy
Croatia: Faculty of Political Sciences – Zagreb university, The Institute for International Relations
(IMO) – Zagreb
SRB: Institute of International Politics and Economics – Belgrade
RO: Romanian Center for European Policies – Bucharest

Project support: Bratislavský samosprávny kraj, Konzultačná skupina Podzemná voda, s.r.o.,


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Business Improvement, s.r.o., IBM Slovensko, s.r.o., SOITRON a.s., CESES Univerzita Karlova
Praha, Regotrans – Sauter, a. s., KPMG Slovensko spol. s r.o.
Objective
     Building sufficient IT capacity in Bratislava that will enable running of demanding simulation
         applications for the Danube Region and data collection in the Danube Region.
     Evaluation of possibilities and options for the rise of crisis situations, their course and
         consequences in the territory of the Danube Region.
     Implementation of measures for crisis prevention and proposal of procedures and measures at
         their development in the territory of the Danube Region.
     Global environmental decision-making: Transformation, risks and opportunities (TGEG).
     Socio-ecological factors of strategic planning and landscape management under democracy
         and market economy
                                             The Danube Region
Brief description
    In the world today, nature and also society have become unpredictable and this results in many
    different crisis situations. Crisis situations in the Danube Region can be predicted and also
    addressed by means of simulation models. The project plans collection of data from the Danube
    Region and development of sufficient IT capacity in Bratislava that will allow utilising (or
    creating) simulation programs for modelling various crisis situations as needed by the Danube
    Region. Simulation models can be considered for instance for:
     climate change
     flood situations
     pollution of drinking water sources
     other natural disasters
     transport situation
     biological and chemical terrorist threat
     economic situations.
    Based on simulation models, various alternatives of the origin, course and consequences of crisis
    situations will be evaluated and based on simulation results, effective preventive measures and
    also procedures and measures in the course of crisis situations that have arisen will be
    implemented.
    Virtualisation of data centres, work stations and applications
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Information Society Operational Programme, South East Europe Operational Programme, public and
private resources from the Danube Region countries
21.3 Data centre for the Danube Region and integrated regional portals of the Danube Region
project
Implementing institutions
SK: Public private partnership– Filozofická fakulta and Fakulta sociálnych a ekonomických vied –
Univerzita Komenského v Bratislave, Fakulta chemickej a potravinárskej technológie – Slovenská
technická univerzita v Bratislave, Archeologický ústav SAV, Mesto Nové Zámky, D/L/M spol. s r.o.
AT: Institut für den Donauraum und Mitteleuropa – Vienna
HU: Hungarian Institute of International Affairs (HIIA) – Budapest, Central European University, Department
of International Relations and European Studies (IRES)
CZ: Ústav mezinárodních vztahů – Praha
Croatia: Faculty of Political Sciences – Zagreb university, The Institute for International Relations
(IMO) – Zagreb
SRB: Institute of International Politics and Economics – Belgrade
RO: Romanian Center for European Policies – Bucharest

Project support: Business Improvement, s.r.o., IBM Slovensko, s.r.o., SOITRON a.s., KPMG
Slovensko spol. s r.o., Trnavský samosprávny kraj

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Objective
Integration of information and electronic services (building a uniform, secure, personalised and self-
service approach where the users will have the possibility to access data and applications from various
regional portals in a simple manner) in the Danube Region through regional portals and data centre at
NUTS II level, their interconnection and availability in the languages of the Danube Region.
the Slovak Republic, the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania
Brief description
The portals went through several stages in their development where one of the most important stages
is the stage of aggregation when portal solutions started to be perceived as the integration platform at
the presentation layer. The task of aggregation was grouping of data, applications and other portal
designs for various groups of users. It is a uniform and safe place where the users may access, in a
simple manner, data and applications with which they need to work in a personalised interface. This
means that the form and content of data with which they come in contact are adjusted to the particular
user based on their job or other position. Basic services offered by the portal include collaboration
services, content processing services, integration services and services that make it possible to control
the portal as the place where individual applications communicate among them. At the same time,
they allow separating IT portal management from content management, thus, it is possible to allocate
powers of building a company portal to individual users. In the individual countries, the project will
address:
      Establishment of a Bratislava-based data centre for providing electronic services and
         information in the countries of the Danube Region
      Digitalisation and deacidification of historic, cultural, natural, spiritual and intellectual
         heritage of individual Danube Region countries. (For instance, in the Slovak Republic,
         digitalisation and deacidification of archive documents of the Národná kniţnica in Martin,
         churches and religious societies, documentary collection of the Katedra Etnológie a kultúrnej
         antropológie FiF UK. The collection includes documents on the Danube basin collected
         through research since 1968 – in addition to the documents from Slovakia it has also
         documents representing Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and others.)
      Integrated regional portals of the individual countries of the Danube Region at NUTS II level
              Integrated regional solutions linked with the solutions of other regions
              The second level portal
              Connection to central (public administration national portals)
              These items will be made available:
                       Basic functions
                               e-Services of regional and territorial self-government,
                               Digitalised and visualised historic, cultural, spiritual and intellectual
                                  heritage
                                       o Translations of digitalised data into the languages of the
                                           Danube Region and their availability through regional
                                       o Application of the results of historical and archaeological
                                           research in the education and life-long education systems
                                       o Application of digitalised data in the system of education –
                                           comprehensive change of the content of education at schools
                                           from learning information by heart to the capacity of
                                           acquiring them.

             Establishment of a contact point – HelpDesk
             Integration of all communication channels
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
SK: Public and private resources of the SR and the EU, private resources
Other countries: relevant public and private resources of the country.
Integration of national solutions within the Danube Region
Brief description

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Cooperation of institutions from the Slovak Republic, Czech Republic, Hungary, Serbia, Croatia and
Romania. The design of networking and integrating national projects.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
South East Europe Operational Programme, other public and private resources
21.4 Geopolitical aspects of the Danube Region development
Implementing institutions
SK: Public private partnership: Vysoká škola ekonómie a manaţmentu verejnej správy v Bratislave,
Filozofická fakulta – Univerzita Komenského v Bratislave, KPMG Slovak spol. s r.o.
CZ: FSV Univerzita Karlova Praha, Ústav mezinárodních vztahů – Praha
AT: Institut für den Donauraum und Mitteleuropa – Vienna
HU: Hungarian Institute of International Affairs (HIIA) – Budapest, Central European University, Department
of International Relations and European Studies (IRES)
Croatia: Faculty of Political Sciences – Zagreb University, The Institute for International Relations
(IMO) – Zagreb
SRB: Institute of International Politics and Economics – Belgrade
RO: Romanian Centre for European Policies – Bucharest
Objective
Analysis of geopolitical structure and movements within the EU as well as of geopolitical pressures
on the Danube Region.
                                           The Danube Region
Brief description
The content will cover:
     Outline of geopolitical changes and movements in Eurasia, in particular the EU, specific
         features and the geopolitical value and significance of the Danube Region as well as research
         of geopolitical pressures in the Danube Region in the framework of analyses of European
         Union external borders and functioning of Schengen in the strict sense and cross-border co-
         operation in a broader sense in the comparative perspective of two different neighbourhoods
         (i.e. the Western Balkans with the prospects of including these countries in the EU and the
         eastern neighbourhood – primarily Ukraine and Moldavia – with the prospects of concluding
         association agreements within the Eastern Partnership).
     Proposal of possibilities for closer regional cooperation in the context of the development of
         the European Common Security and Defence Policy.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
SK: Public resources of the SR and the EU, private resources
21.5 The impact of surface and ground water interaction in lowland areas on the quantity and
quality of water reserves in the Danube basin research project
Implementing institutions
SK: Public private partnership: Stavebná fakulta – Slovenská technická univerzita v Bratislave,
Univerzita Komenského v Bratislave, Slovenský vodohospodársky podnik š.p., ÚH SAV, VÚVH
Bratislava
AT: Universität für Bodenkultur (BOKU) Wien
HU: Budapest Technical University (BME), West-Hungarian University Mosonmagyaróvár
Macedonia: University of St. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje
Croatia: University of Zagreb
Bulgaria: University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy in Sofia

Project support: Konzultačná skupina PODZEMNÁ VODA, s.r.o., , BVS, a.s., ZVS, a.s., DHI,
s.r.o., Trnavský samosprávny kraj
Objective
Sustainable development of surface and ground water reserves in the Danube Region under the
climate change conditions.
                                       The Danube Region
Brief description

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The lowland areas along the Danube have been and will continue to be used for water management
purposes due to their rock geology. The water table and flow regimes of the Danube, being the main
artery, influence the water reserves in the Danube basin. As the Danube basin is distinguished by its
quality soils, this area is also farmed as indicated by another phenomenon present in these farmed
territories – the drainage and irrigation systems. The purpose of the project is to combine and optimise
the principles for farming activities (irrigation, fertilisation, etc.) in an environment with drinking
water resources valuable for water management and, at the same time, to arrive at such management
in the Danube basin that under the changing climate conditions, the water retainment in river basins
necessary for balanced use and/or for improvement of surface and ground water reserves, inundation
areas and wetlands regeneration is achieved.
These matters are relevant for all countries in the Danube basin; there is a need to draft common
methodology and to define specific features for water management in individual countries. The
specific aspects consist in different emphasis put on land use be it agriculture, water management or
environment friendly use of landscape (regeneration of inundation areas, creation of wetlands, etc.)
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
SK: Public resources of the SR and the EU, private resources
21.6 Development of the water flow rate situation with a view of the water content distribution
in time in the navigable section of the Danube research project.
Implementing institutions
SK: Public private partnership: Stavebná fakulta – Slovenská technická univerzita v Bratislave,
Slovenský vodohospodársky podnik, š.p., SHMU
AT: Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management – Vienna University of
Technology Karlsplatz, Vienna
HU: VITUKI Environmental Protection and Water Resources Research Institute – Budapest

Project support: DHI, s.r.o., Trnavský samosprávny kraj
Objective
By using modern methods of mathematical statistics, multidimensional frequency analysis and cluster
analysis methods to assess the development of the water flow regime and its extreme expressions and
to define adaptation measures for the new planning cycle of river basins management plans under the
EU Water Directive and the starting exercise of flood risk assessment according to the EU directive
on its assessment and to find new procedures for local and spatial interpretation of identified mutual
relations, their regional typisation with the methods of multidimensional analysis and artificial
intelligence and their reflection in the new type documentation for planning of buildings and
protective measures against extremes.
                                           The Danube Region
Brief description
Hydrological and hydrometeorological nominal quantities and their critical values derived from
comprehensive hydrological and meteorological phenomena that were so far specified as separate
properties despite the fact that they are interdependent (e.g. 100 annual water flow, 100 annual
volume of flood, drought and its intensity and duration, extreme rainfall for dimensioning the
sewerage system, their duration and the like.). These quantities, however, are interrelated. To better
describe and understand the regime of extremes it is necessary to study interdependencies and spatial
features of selected aggregated properties of extreme precipitation and water flow rates that are
necessary for calculating the new type input parameters for water management projects and structures
and the assessment of the risk of extremes in the territory of the Danube Region.
         In the project, new multidimensional statistical models for their description in the territory of
the Danube Region will be sought for in cooperation with the Austrian and Hungarian partners in the
framework of the project. Spatial features of multidimensional properties of extreme values relevant
for flood protection and combating drought and the estimation of nominal quantities for sewerage and
drainage structures dimensioning from the viewpoint of risk assessment of the occurrence of extremes
will also be analysed.
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               Preparation of input data of maximum precipitation amounts from precipitation
        stations, annual seasonal maximum and minimum water flows, volumes of flood waves and
        duration of floods above and below the selected critical limit values from water metering
        stations.
               Analysis of local and spatial interdependence of various aggregated properties of
        water flow extreme values regime.
               Analysis of local and spatial interdependence of various aggregated properties of
        precipitation extreme value regimes.
               Deduction of nominal quantities for structures dimensioning and the new type
        assessment of flood risk for the Danube Region.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Public resources of the SR and the EU, private resources
Name of the research project
21.7 Hydrological-hydraulic analysis, forecast and proposal of technical measures for flood
protection of urbanized areas in the Danube basin research project
Implementing institutions
SK: Public private partnership: Stavebná fakulta – Slovenská technická univerzita v Bratislave,
Slovenský vodohospodársky podnik š.p., VÚVH Bratislava, Prírodovedecká fakulta Univerzity
Komenského v Bratislave, SHMÚ Bratislava
AT: Technical University (TU) Wien, Universität für Bodenkultur (BOKU) Wien
HU: Budapest Technical University (BME), West-Hungarian University MosonmagyaróvárCroatia:
University of Zagreb – prof. Josip Petraš
Bulgaria: University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy in Sofia
Macedonia: University of St. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje
CZ: Vysoké učení technické (VUT) Brno
PL: University of Technology in Gdaňsk
DE: TU München, Bauhaus Universität Weimar

Project support: DHI, s.r.o., Podzemná voda, s.r.o., TZrnavský samosprávny kraj
Objective
The objective of the project is hydrological-hydraulic analysis of the current status of torrential rain
and/or melting snow flood protection of settlements in river basins. Based on a detailed analysis of the
current situation and plans of further urban development of settlements, propose options of solutions
and verify the effectivity of suggested measures to reduce the risk of floods in the built-up areas of
municipalities.
                                          The Danube Region
Brief description
Based on the available hydrological data from the SHMÚ and the latest digital data on the
morphology of the terrain (digital model of the terrain, orthophotomaps), analyse flows of surface
water during flood situations with the latest methods of hydrological and hydraulic survey. The
objective is to develop such methodological procedures in flood protection which subsequent
implementation will ensure a significantly better protection of settlement areas against high water. Not
only an analysis but also prognosis of water table regime in open and covered sections of brooks
(typical for urbanized areas) will be prepared.
Options of measures for flood protection in settlement areas will be drafted in cooperation with water
basin companies that are the managers of water flows.
The issue of flood protection is topical in all countries of the Danube Region as seen in the case of the
latest floods in central and southeast Europe. The challenge is the financial intensity of such measures,
in particular in smaller watercourses and in areas where no such high level of flood protection was
expected in the past. The result of the project envisages proposals for management in forest and
agricultural eco-systems together with a proposal of technical measures improving the flood
protection of settlements and the territory on the basis of theoretical knowledge.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013

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Public resources of the SR and the EU, private resources
21.8 Options for ensuring the parameters of the Danube fairway.
Implementing institutions
SK: Public private partnership: Stavebná fakulta – Slovenská vysoká škola technická v Bratislave,
Slovenský vodohospodársky podnik š.p., DHI Slovakia, Seanergy Slovakia, s.r.o.
DE: Bundesanstalt für Wasserbau, Karlsruhe
AT: Institut für Wasserbau und Ingenieurhydrologie, Technische Universität Wien
Objective
Proposals of solution options for ensuring the parameters of the Danube fairway.
                                         The Danube Region
Brief description
Analysis of the development and current status of parameters of the fairway, proposal of options
(improvement works in the bed, backwater), model study of the effectiveness of measures to ensure
the parameters of the fairway by means of a mathematical and physical model in suitable sections of
the Danube watercourse (e.g. in Slovakia, in the limiting section below the Gabčíkovo dam in the
section above Bratislava – at rkm 1 871.5).
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Public resources of the SR and the EU, private resources
21.9 Research of the optimisation of the conceptual and layout design of waterworks on the
Danube with a view to navigation safety and transport capacity research project
Implementing institutions
SK: Public private partnership: Stavebná fakulta – Slovak vysoká škola technická v Bratislave,
Slovak vodohospodársky podnik š.p., Seanergy Slovakia, s.r.o.
DE: Bundesanstalt für Wasserbau, Karlsruhe
AT: Institut für Wasserbau und Ingenieurhydrologie, Technische Universität Wien
Objective
Proposals for optimisation of the conceptual and layout design of waterworks on the Danube.
                                         The Danube Region
Brief description
Navigation in areas with waterworks is one the most demanding tasks in terms of safety of vessel
movements. It is important that the waterworks and their structures in the Danube Region are
designed in such a way that vessels pass through the waterworks in the safest and fastest manner.
Layout and conceptual design of waterworks can be optimised only through model research in a
hydrotechnical laboratory.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Public resources of the SR and the EU, private resources
21.10 Specialised education – Marine School in Bratislava project
Implementing institutions
SK: Marine School/Námorná škola in Bratislava - Slovakia
AT:
RO:
Objective
Training of experts, sailors and captains for marine and inland waterways navigation
                                          The Danube Region
Brief description
Extension of the Marine School in Bratislava including the training of machinery officers for the
marine navigation and the training of river boat crews (captains, boatmen) and creation of a marine
schol covering the entire Danube region. The Marine School in Bratislava is a training centre
providing currently the training of marine officers – navigators. The school closely cooperates with
the Marine Academy in Sczeczin and with the German boat companies which accept students for the
obligatory navigation training. There is a great importance of the training of the marine and river

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crews as there are tens of thousands of river crews and marine officers and captains missing on the
market
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Public resources of the SR and the EU, private resources
21.11 The Blue School in the Danube Region – water for the future project.
Implementing institutions
SK: Public private partnership: Bratislavská vodárenská spoločnosť a.s., Fakulta sociálnych
a ekonomických vied – Univerzita Komenského Bratislava
AT: IAWD, Vienna water company
CZ: SOVAK
HU: MAVIZ
Objective
     improvement of knowledge on drinking water (production of drinking water, its distribution
        to households, discharge of waste water and waste water treatment, different purposes of
        water use, potable water drinking regime, water consumption in households, etc.) among
        children and youth
     influencing attitudes of young people to water
     broadening of children and youth knowledge on the value of water, protection of water
        resources, protection of the environment, etc.
     identifying talented students and encouraging their professional interest in water management
The Slovak Republic
Brief description
Studies show lack of knowledge and information among young people (from kindergartens to
universities) on drinking water, the value of drinking water, the way in which households are supplied
with drinking water, various purposes of drinking water use, etc. Children and youth have often also
improper health habits and improper water drinking regime. The following activities in the territory of
the Slovak Republic are mainly included:
     issuing and distributing methodological handbooks on water at schools,
     drafting of educational water management manuals,
     training programmes and excursions,
     articles and competitions on drinking water in periodicals (journals for children and youth)
     methodological and technical communication with school or kindergarten authorities.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Public resources of the SR and the EU, private resources
Federal Republic the Czech Republic
Brief description
Studies show lack of knowledge and information among young people (from kindergartens to
universities) on drinking water, the value of drinking water, the way in which households are supplied
with drinking water, various purposes of drinking water use, etc. Children and youth have often also
improper health habits and improper water drinking regime. The following activities in the territory of
the Czech Republic are mainly included:
     issuing and distributing methodological handbooks on water at schools,
     drafting of educational water management manuals,
     training programmes and excursions,
     articles and competitions on drinking water in periodicals (journals for children and youth)
     methodological and technical communication with school or kindergarten authorities.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Relevant public and private resources in the Czech Republic.
Hungary
Brief description
Studies show lack of knowledge and information among young people (from kindergartens to

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universities) on drinking water, the value of drinking water, the way in which households are supplied
with drinking water, various purposes of drinking water use, etc. Children and youth have often also
improper health habits and improper water drinking regime. The following activities in the territory of
Hungary are mainly included:
     issuing and distributing methodological handbooks on water at schools,
     drafting of educational water management manuals,
     training programmes and excursions,
     articles and competitions on drinking water in periodicals (journals for children and youth)
     methodological and technical communication with school or kindergarten authorities.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Relevant public and private resources in Hungary.
Austria
Brief description
Studies show lack of knowledge and information among young people (from kindergartens to
universities) on drinking water, the value of drinking water, the way in which households are supplied
with drinking water, various purposes of drinking water use, etc. Children and youth have often also
improper health habits and improper water drinking regime. The following activities in the territory of
Austria are mainly included:
     issuing and distributing methodological handbooks on water at schools,
     drafting of educational water management manuals,
     training programmes and excursions,
     articles and competitions on drinking water in periodicals (journals for children and youth)
     methodological and technical communication with school or kindergarten authorities.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Relevant public and private resources in Austria.
Integration of national solutions within the Danube Region
Brief description
Cooperation of institutions from the Slovak Republic, Austria and Hungary. The design of networking
and integrating national research efforts.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Central Europe Operational Programme, other public and private resources
Project title
21.12 Increasing environmental awareness among public, promotion of environmental and
cultural heritage education of the public project.
Implementing institutions
SK: Public private partnership: Filozofická fakulta and Fakulta sociálnych a ekonomických vied
and Prírodovedecká fakulta – Univerzita Komenského v Bratislave, Slovenský vodohospodársky
podnik š.p., support by Trnavský samosprávny kraj
CZ: Ústav marketingových komunikací na Fakultě multimediálních komunikací Univerzity Tomáše
Bati ve Zlíně
Objective
     enhancing knowledge of environmental and cultural heritage protection among children and
        youth
     influencing attitudes of young people to the environment and cultural heritage protection
The Slovak Republic
Brief description
Studies show lack of knowledge and information among young people (from kindergartens to
universities) on the environment and cultural heritage protection. The following activities are mainly
included:
     issuing and distributing methodological handbooks on the environment and cultural heritage
        protection,

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        drafting of environment and cultural heritage protection management manuals,
        training programmes and excursions,
        articles and competitions on the environment and cultural heritage protection in periodicals
         (journals for children and youth),
     methodological and technical communication with school or kindergarten authorities,
     drafting of environment and cultural heritage protection manageme nt manuals:
         Cultural heritage of the Pannonia area as the representative of a specific eco-type (FIF),
     building of knowledge society by supporting education through institutional networking.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Public resources of the SR and the EU, private resources
The Czech Republic
Brief description
Support to the education of public in the field of environmental policy, protection of the environment
and climate is an important component of the corporate social responsibility concept. This concept is
becoming a much discussed issue in the Czech Republic; management teams of companies and
organisations are in quest of ethical dimensions of this concept and inclusion of social responsibility
into company strategies and strategic management. The tertiary education system could actively
contribute to the propagation of this concept, development of basic knowledge on environmental
policy and use of long-term concepts of sustainable development of society. The purpose is to
develop an educational programme targeted at children and youth, fostering a positive attitude of
young generation to the environment, sustainable development, social liability and cultural heritage
protection.
Marketing survey, study of the knowledge level on the environmental and cultural heritage issues in
the children and youth target group:
     drafting of the educational programme based on identified level of knowledge and expected
         benefits,

       creation of audio-visual presentations on the given issue,

       drafting of educational manuals, leaflets, games and other additional activities on the given
        issue,

       arranging media coverage of the issue and developing an educational programme in selected
        media, influencing broad public through these media,

       creating special web environment that would ensure a high degree of interactivity of the
        programme and that would establish prerequisites for further propagation of the programme
        and its promotion,

       organising specialised conferences – introduction of an educational programme, promotion of
        the results of the programme, search for further issues developing discussion, cooperation
        with experts,

       exchange of results, knowledge and contacts among the cooperating implementing teams,
        comparison of attained results, development of projects and themes.

Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
Relevant public and private resources in the Czech Republic
Brief description
Cooperation of institutions from the Slovak Republic and the Czech Republic. Institutions from
Serbia will be partners. The design of networking and integrating national research efforts.
Sources of funding in 2011 -2013
South East Europe Operational Programme, other public and private resources



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    3. Long-term programme: new 2014 – 2020 EU budgeting
       period

    3.1.Infrastructure as the basis for connectivity
         3.1.1. Transport and connectivity

Project titles
Implementation of the outcome of project no.1: Possibilities for the creation of a north-south
waterway corridor connected to the Danube in line with the European programme NAIADES.
Implementation of results of project no. 2 Analysis of the potential for integrated intermodal transport
in the Danube Region – collection of data and monitoring the moving, forwarding and transport
relations for the development of a digital transport model and operational management of intermodal
transport cooperative system for the Danube Region.
Implementation of the outcome of project no. 3. Infrastructure of integrated intermodal transport in
the Danube Region – assessment of alternative options and proposal for the development of transport
infrastructure in terms of evaluation of effectiveness of the a transcontinental terminal of intermodal
transport for the Danube Region in the territory of western Slovakia in connection to European multi-
modal corridors and foreseen route of the broad-gauge railway line Ukraine – western Slovakia
Implementation of the outcome of project no. 4. Transport systems of metropolitan regions and
agglomerations of the Danube Region – evaluation of options, proposal and implementation of
development of transport infrastructure in terms of evaluation of air protection, reductions of
emissions and noise and protection of groundwater.
Implementation of the outcome of project no. 5. Transport systems of metropolitan regions and
agglomerations of the Danube Region - development and implementation of public and integrated
transport infrastructure.

         3.1.2. Energy infrastructure

Project titles
Implementation of the outcome of project no. 5. The Danube, its tributaries and the Danube Region –
renewable resources of water and geothermal energy.


      3.2. Water (the environment, biodiversity, protection of water sources,
           emergency response e.g. in case of floods).
Project titles
Implementation of the outcome of project no. 6. Integrated water management with regards to the
protection and use of surface water and groundwater.
Implementation of the outcome of project no. 7. Morphological development of the river basin and its
impact on the regime of surface water and groundwater, protection against floods and sailing.
Implementation of the outcome of project no. 8: Preparation and implementation of preventive anti-
flood measures for the protection of urbanized areas




      3.3. Sustainable social and economic development of the Danube
           Region

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Project titles
Continuing the projects from the 2011 – 2013 period.




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