Danube Day 2017 / 2018 in Serbia

Planning is underway for Danube Day 2018. Details will be posted here in the spring.
Read on for a summary of activities in 2017.

During 2017, 20 actions in 12 towns inspired young people to take action. At Zemun Quay in Belgrade, the Republic Directorate for Water held its annual family festival. Art, music, literature, traditions and environmental workshops were on offer at the national event that's organised by a special partnership of ministry, local authority, NGO and business organisations. Read more on the website of the main organisers, Republic Directorate for Water.

The Great Belgrade Regatta brought 4 days of fun on and besides the river. The international event attracted people from 10 countries for sailing, rafting and rowing. Hundreds watched the races and exciting rescue demonstrations and also had the chance to learn vital tips on keeping safe in the water.

Students enjoyed a 10-day outdoor adventure in the 10th 'Save the Danube' eco camp on Belgrade’s Great War Island. Camping under the stars, the camp provided the chance to learn about water management, environmental issues and river tourism from experts from Belgrade University, NGOs and government agencies. The students got involved in practical projects, tackling real case studies and competing to win a prize for the best project.

In Prahovo, WWF Serbia held a day of role-play and eco games. Helping to cultivate young sturgeon ambassadors, the event spread conservation messages amongst children living within fishing communities.

The 2017 winners of Serbia's Danube Art Master faced competition from 120 other children in the national round of the competition, organised by the Young Researchers of Serbia.

Further information

To see how all the countries celebrated in 2017, go to Review 2017. You can also revisit 14 years of Serbia's Danube Day via the general Review page.

For the latest news, please contact:

Milica Milenkovic of the Republic Directorate for Water: +381 11 201 33 56; Mobile: +381 60 0625 515; milica.milenkovic@minpolj.gov.rs.

For news of Serbia's Danube Art Master contest, contact Dušica Trnavac Bogdanovic of the Young Researchers of Serbia on +381 11 311 66 63; mobile: +381 638 737 170; dusica@mis.org.rs.