Danube Day 2017 in Romania

Planning is underway for Danube Day 2017. Details will be posted here in the spring. Read on for a summary of activities in 2016.

Romania held one of the biggest celebrations in 2016, with 4000 people participating. The day was extended into a 'Danube Month' with festivities in each of the 11 Danube Water Basin Administrations.

Giurgiu hosted national festivities with 350 people joining the Minister of Environment, Waters and Forests for a day of Danube discussion and inspiration. Minister Cristiana Pasca Palmer, State Secretary Negru and Apele Române's General Director attended the Arges Vedea Basin Committee Meeting and viewed the latest in flood protection. 150 children enjoyed experiments, water testing workshops, games, art and recycling actions in a packed programme that nurtured curiosity and environmental commitment.

Across southern Romania, festivals, clean-up actions, workshops, field trips and a plethora of art, sport and musical entertainment took place.

Further information

To see how all the countries celebrated last year, go to Review 2016. You can also revisit 13 years of Romanian Danube Day celebrations via the general Review page.

For the latest news, please contact:

Anca Finantu of the Ministry of Environment, Waters & Forests on +40 7582 48357; +40 21 408 9642; anca.finantu@mmediu.ro.

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