Danube Day 2017 in Moldova

Join us where the Prut flows into the Danube near Giurgiulesti for a festival of the Danube, its people and culture. The event will be attended by government authorities, institutions, schools and local residents. The event is organised by the Ministry of Regional Development and Construction as part of the Danube Connects project, with the support of the Austrian Development Agency and other partners. It will be attended by government authorities, institutions, schools and local residents.
Date: Thursday 29th of June 2017.

If you're aged 6-18 years and love your river, Danube Art Master is for you! Your challenge is to create a 3D artwork or 1-minute video that celebrates the Danube environment. Rivers are your inspiration: make an artwork or video during a visit to your river. Use your creativity to show how it is important to you or perhaps what should be done to look after it. Then submit a photo or video to national organisers, Ecological Movement of Moldova, and you could win a top prize! Two winners will be invited to Vienna for the 14-country Danube Art Master final. View the Ecological Movement of Moldova website to find out more.
Deadline for entries: Thursday 20th July 2017.

Danube Day was also marked with a lecture at the International University of Moldova (ULIM) in Chisinau. Dr. Dumitru Drumea informed students on the progress being made through international cooperation. Students expressed enthusiasm for implementation of environmental aspects of the Moldova - EU Association Agreement. The event also highlighted their desire for EU Directives to be integrated into their degree courses. Read more at the Faculty of Biomedicine and Ecology's website.
Date: Wednesday 21st June 2017.

Awareness raising events are also planned for summer schools, helping to foster Danube understanding and solidarity amongst young Moldovans. The ULIM lecture will form the basis for a series of discussion and training events involving local authorities, school students and other key audiences across the country.
Date: Throughout summer 2017.

Further information

For more information about the Danube Connects project within the Ministry of Regional Development and Construction, please email the project at danube.connects@mdrc.gov.md.

To find out about Danube Art Master in Moldova, please contact: Elena Scobioala of the Ecological Movement of Moldova on +373 22 232 408; mem@mem.md; alecu.renita@yahoo.com.

For other Danube Day events, please contact: Dumitru Drumea at ddrumea559@gmail.com.

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