Danube Day

Get active for a living Danube!

Danube Day 2015 is a celebration of a cleaner, safer river following 21 years of international cooperation. Huge festivals on the banks of the rivers; public meetings and fun, educational events pay tribute to the Danube rivers, its peoples and the progress that has been made. Danube Day strengthens our "Danube solidarity" highlighting that, in spite of our different cultures and histories, we have a shared desire and responsibility to protect our precious resource.

How people use, enjoy and cooperate over the Danube rivers will be directly affected by the events of Danube Day. Join in and help make the decisions that affect your river.

There's a Danube Day celebration near you

View the country pages to find out how Danube Day is being celebrated in your country. You can also read about events in 2014 and see the 2013 Danube Day video message from EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn.

Gallery

  • Danube Day 2014 in Ukraine: Kvasovo children map-out their country united by rivers © Ostap Tsapulych
  • Danube Day 2014 in Moldova: Deputy Minister Lazar Chirica awards young artists.
  • Danube Day 2014 in Bulgaria: superb spectacle at Persina Natural Park.
  • Danube Day 2014 in Romania: festivities led by Eşelnita Commune Hall & Cazanele Dunării NGO © ABA Jiu
  • Danube Day 2014 in Serbia: actions were focussed on an SMS donation campaign for those affected by the flooding.
  • Danube Art Master 2014: winning entry in Bosnia-Herzegovina by Azemina Mašević & Adna Dudević from Ilidža.
  • Danube Art Master 2014: winners in the Croatian contest organised by Green Osijek © Zeleni Osijek
  • Danube Day 2014 in Slovenia: exploring water & energy in the Ministry/Coca-Cola HBC Slovenia ‘You’re My River’ contest © Moja Reka Slovenia
  • Danube Day 2014 in Hungary: Péter Kovács (State Secretary for Water) & Imre Hoffmann (Deputy State Secretary for Public Employment) at the Danube seminar in the Ministry of the Interior © Csattos Pál
  • Danube Day 2014 in Slovakia © Vodohospodárska výstavba
  • Danube Day 2014 in Austria: from right: Ivan Zavadsky (ICPDR); Doris Bures (Minister for Transport); Reinhard Mang (General Secretary of the Lebensministerium); Ulli Sima (Vienna Environment Councillor) & Karin Zipperer (Hafen Wien) © Danube Day Austria/Matthias Hombauer
  • Danube Day 2014 in the Czech Republic: staff from the Water Protection Dept. say goodbye to the ‘Danube Day Fish United Flag’ as it continues its 14-year journey through the Basin.
  • Danube Day 2014 in Germany: Marcel Huber (Bavarian Environment Minister) at the State Garden Show in Deggendorf © Bavarian Ministry of the Environment & Consumer Protection
  • Danube Day 2014 in Germany: Hermann Strampfer (Tübingen District President) opening a fish migration facility at Rottenacker Hydroelectric Power Plant © Regierungspräsidium Tübingen
  • Danube Day 2014 in Austria: smiles at the Lebensministerium festival in Vienna © Danube Day Austria/Matthias Hombauer
  • Danube Day 2014 in Slovakia: Peter Žiga (Minister of the Environment); Ladislav Lazár (CEO of Vodohospodárska výstavba) & host Roman Bomboš (media personality) © Vodohospodárska výstavba
  • Danube Day 2014 in Hungary: hands-on science at Kopaszi Dam in Budapest © Danube Flow/Coca-Cola HBC Hungary
  • Danube Day 2014 in Slovenia: last year’s winners perform a play for a VIP audience in the ‘You’re My River’ contest © Moja Reka Slovenia
  • Danube Art Master 2014 in Bosnia-Herzegovina: prize winner, Ena Havic, and her family © Ekotim
  • Danube Art Master 2014 in Serbia: winning entry in the contest organised by the Young Researchers of Serbia.
  • Danube Day 2014 in Romania: Children got together for sport and art in Brăila, courtesy of Brăila City Hall © Cătălin Mihai Popescu
  • Danube Day 2014 in Bulgaria at Persina Natural Park.
  • Overall winner in the 2014 International Danube Art Master competition: 'Friends of the water' by Elena Gorobeț from Elizaveta, Moldova.
  • Danube Day 2014 in Ukraine: the ‘Alley of the Divine Heroes’ is blessed © Ostap Tsapulych
  • Danube Day 2014 in Ukraine: Coca-Cola sponsored events in Zakarpattya and across the region © Ostap Tsapulych
  • Danube Day 2014 in Romania: Oradea children analyse water samples © Anca Mihociu/ABA Crisuri
  • Danube Art Master 2014: Hungary's winners in the GWP Hungary competition.
  • Danube Day 2014 in Austria: coming face-to-face with Danube reptiles © Danube Day Austria/Matthias Hombauer
  • Danube Day 2013 in Slovakia © Vodohospodárska výstavba
  • Danube Day 2013 in Romania © ABA Arges-Vedea
  • Danube Day 2013 in Vienna © Danube Day Austria / Matthias Hombauer
  • Danube Day 2013 in Baykal, Bulgaria © DRBD
  • Danube Day 2013 in Ulm, Germany © Anna Brugger / Danube Office
  • Danube Day 2013 in Croatia © Zeleni Osijek
  • Danube Day 2013 in Budapest © www.kormany.hu / Árvai Károly
  • Danube Day 2013 in Bosnia-Herzegovina © Ekotim
  • Danube Day 2013 in Belgrade
  • Clearing the Borzhava on Danube Day 2013 in Ukraine © Andriy Bublik / Coca-Cola Beverages
  • Winning entry in the 2013 Czech Danube Art Master competition
  • Facing the Danube Challenge in Austria! © Foto Andi Bruckner www.andibruckner.com
  • Danube Day 2013 in Belgrade
  • Danube Day 2013 in Budapest © www.kormany.hu / Árvai Károly
  • Danube Day 2013 in Valeni in Moldova
  • Danube Art Masters in Bavaria © Vinzenz Ritter
  • Danube Day 2013 in Romania © ABA Crisuri
  • Danube Day 2013 in Budapest © Danube Flow - Danube Calling
  • Danube Day 2013 in Slovakia © Vodohospodárska výstavba
  • Winning entry in the 2013 international Danube Art Master competition - from Croatia
  • 2013 Danube Art Master entrants from Slovenia
  • Danube Day 2013 in Nikopol, Bulgaria © DRBD
  • Czech entry in the 2013 Danube Art Master competition
  • Danube Day 2013 in Ukraine © Olena Marushevska
  • Danube Day 2013 in Tuebingen, Germany © Ute Hellstern
  • Danube Day 2013 in Bosnia-Herzegovina © Ekotim
  • Danube Day 2013 in Croatia © Zeleni Osijek