On 3rd of October 2019, National Institute of R&D for Biological Sciences and Romanian Ministry of Research and Innovation organized the event ”SYNERGIES AND COLLABORATION OPPORTUNITIES IN ADVANCED RESEARCH FOR RIVER-SEA SYSTEMS”, held under the Romanian Presidency of EUSDR.
The main goal of the event was targeted considering both the European context of regional cooperation ensured by EUSDR and DANUBIUS-RI EFRI project, which is an EUSDR flagship project, and envisaged the exchange of good practice and identification of new collaboration opportunities for research of excellence in river-sea systems.
There was two main themes proposed:
1.Excellence in research – milestone action to ensure socio-economic progress which targeted subjects regarding research policies and steps to do in ensuring the synergies between regional, European and national research strategies in order to support sustainable energy, sustainable development while preserving/improving biodiversity and environmental quality
2.Danubius-RI role and contribution to regional and European development.
The audience was formed by academic representatives, invited lecturers being: Dr. Melania Gabriela Ciot – State Secretary, Romanian Ministry of External Affairs; Prof. Thomas Hein -University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna; Prof. Richard Preziosi – Manchester Metropolitan University, UK; Dr. Delia Dimitriu – Manchester Metropolitan University, UK;
Dr. Christos Arvanitidis, CEO LifeWatch ERIC , Spain; Dr. Davide Vignati- Université de Lorraine and CNRS, France; Prof. Andrew Tyler-University of Stirling, UK; Dr. Ekaterina Batchvarova-Bulgarian Academy of Sciences; Dr. Andreja Jonoski-IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, The Netherlands; Dr. Ioana Popescu- IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, The Netherlands; Prof. Lucian Georgescu-University “Dunarea de Jos” Galati; Dr. Adrian Stanica-National Institute of Marine Geology and Geoecology, GEOECOMAR (Romania); Dr. Manuela Elisabeta Sidoroff – National Institute of Research & Development for Biological Science.
Detailed event agenda here
At the end of event it was adopted a common declaration on “Biodiversity conservation, ecological and environmental quality”, see here