Danube Day 2019
More than 30 initiatives were held in Bulgaria as part of Danube Day 2019. The event-packed program included festivals, open air events, environmental events, exhibitions, triathlon racing, discussions and town celebrations. More than 5,700 people participated in all the initiatives.
Folklore was held in Vidin and a fish festival in Kozloduy and Nikopol. In Vidin there were also special laboratories for presenting innovative technologies made by children, for research and conservation of the Danube. In Oryahovo they painted on river stones. The village of Baikal hosted a traditional biennial featuring schools from all over the country. The River Festival once again conquers the town of Belene with children's entertainment, fishing and culinary competitions. There was a Danube quiz in Gulyantsi. Several cities welcomed the July morning on the banks of the Danube. A natural triathlon was organized in Rousse and a regatta in Tutrakan. Guitar and street arts festivals were held in Silistra.
For the second year, environmental campaigns from an international project of the Oceans Without Waste Foundation for the cleanup of the Danube River from plastic waste were carried out as part of the campaign for 29 June.
The traditional Danube Science Conference was held in Sofia. This year the highlights were the cooperation and exchange of experience and information between Bulgaria and Romania
Many of the initiatives were accompanied by workshops for the Danube Art Master competition. This year there was a lot of national interest in the competition.
One of the focuses of this year's campaign in Bulgaria was conducting the fourth comprehensive Danube River Joint Survey (JDS4). Special events and an information campaign were dedicated to the study.
For the latest news, please contact the country coordinator:
Vesela Komarevska or Ivan Kalamerov of the Danube River Basin Directorate in Pleven on +359 64 885 100; dunavbdbddr [dot] org. See the programme of events on the Ministry of Environment and Water website.
For Danube Art Master, view the Bulgarian factsheet or contact Galia Bardarska of GWP Bulgaria on +359 2 987 04 61; mobile: +359 887 602 672; bardarskadir [dot] bg.