Planning is underway for Danube Day 2019. Details will be posted here in June. Read on for a summary of activities in 2018.
The historic hillside town of Ilok was the location for a community river bank clean-up along the Danube. Transforming 2 km of riverside, the action led by Hrvatske vode, local groups and Coca-Cola HBC not only improved the local environment, but reduced the amount of rubbish travelling downstream. Residents of Vukovar also rolled up their sleeves for a clean-up of the harbour area and celebrated with a fishing festival, exhibition and free boat trips.
The annual Green Osijek Eco Festival at Zlatna Greda celebrated both Danube Day and the anniversary of the Mura-Drava-Danube Biosphere Reserve. It incorporated the awarding of this year's Danube Art Master youth competition. Read more about the event on the website of Green Osijek. June 29th also saw a workshop on:
Approaches to protecting the Danube rivers' natural resources. Taking place near Osijek, it was organised by the Natural Resources Management Agency and Kopački rit Nature Park.
For the latest news, contact Croatia's country coordinators:
Lidija Baras of Hrvatske vode (Croatian Waters) at Lidija.Baras@voda.hr. Read more about Danube Day on the website of Hrvatske vode.
Sanja Genzić Jurišević of the Ministry of Environment and Energy at Sanja.GenzicJurisevic@mzoe.hr. See also the ministry's website for information on Danube Day.
For Croatia's Danube Art Master, view the Croatian factsheet or contact Adriana Blažević of Green Osijek on +385 31 565 181; mobile: +385 97 606 9881; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com.