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2nd Danube Financing Dialogue

Posted by , Friday, 24th August 2012 @ 12:00 am
2nd Danube Financing Dialogue
2nd Danube Financing Dialogue

Thursday, 24th January 2013 at TBD 

Location: National Bank of Serbia, Belgrade

This event is in the past.


The EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) does not provide additional EU funding but relies on a more efficient use of existing financial instruments. Furthermore, most of the EUSDR projects are still at the stage of ideas or in the preparation phase. Accordingly, there is a major need to connect financiers with project promoters in order to identify opportunities of realizing projects and businesses.

In this context, the Coordinator of the EUSDR Priority Area 10 „Institutional capacities and cooperation“ from the City of Vienna, Mr. Kurt Puchinger, has been organizing a series of Danube Financing Dialogues.

As its name implies, the essence of the event is a dialogue, namely a dialogue between private and public project promoters in the Danube Region and their potential financers. The conference aims to provide the representatives from both groups with a platform for discussing financing possibilities as well as identifying new business opportunities in the Danube Region. After the successful premiere of the 1st Danube Financing Dialogue at the Austrian Central Bank (OeNB), the coordinator of the City of Vienna is now preparing the second event in the series. The 2nd Danube Financing Dialogue will take place on 24th and 25th of January 2013 in the premises of theNational Bank of Serbia (NBS) in Belgrade. Apart from concentrating on innovative projects of small and medium enterprises, the conference will also focus on the promotion of interventions in the sectors of transport and culture.


  • Relevant actors of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region including coordinators, EU delegates, and national contact points,
  • Leading financial institutions and public financial agencies
  • Project promoters from the private and public sector who plan to realize a project with a financing volume of <1 to 25 million EUR relating to the sectors of transport and infrastructure, culture and tourism, energy, environment, research, education, information, labour market or innovative technologies covering the entire Danube Region.


Please note that the application procedure has not started yet. The application deadline is on Friday, 21 December 2012. The number of participants is limited to 200 persons!

The application form and project data sheet should be completed and sent to the organizer by the specified date. 

The participation in this international event is free of charge. The conference language will be English. No translation will be available.Please be aware that the travel expenses will not be covered.

A visa may be required for you to travel to Serbia depending on your nationality. Information about visa requirements can best be obtained at your nearest Serbian Embassy or Consulate. Information on visa requirements can also be found at http://www.mfa.rs/Visas/to_serbia.pdf.

For more information on the 2nd Danube Financing Dialogue please do not hesitate to get directly in contact with:

Ms. Ajla Lubić

Metis GmbH, Donau-City-Straße
6, A-1220 Vienna

T + 43 1 997 1570 91
M +43 699 1108 2891
F +43 1 997 15 70 66

E-Mail: financing-dialogue@metis-vienna.eu
Homepage: www.metis-vienna.eu