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24 January 2024 | PM 9

The Interreg Danube Region Programme is presented and promoted at the Hub's upcoming workshop

Anyone planning to apply to the current call under this Programme should listen to this

On 8 February 2024, from 10:30 to 12:15 hrs (CET), the “Danube Region” thematic mission of the AE Budapest Hub organizes a webinar about the EU’s “Interreg Danube Region Programme”, explaining the basic features of this programme, giving advice on successful proposal writing and showcasing successful “Interreg” projects. The title of the event is:
Interreg Danube Region Programme - Examples and Best Practices from Projects Monitoring Microplastics in the Danube River Basin

The webinar comes just in time for all those planning to submit a proposal, as the next submission deadline in the Programme is 3 April 2024. The event will be held on Zoom.

Agenda of the webinar
Format/venue: On Zoom (video recording to be published later on MTA's YouTube Channel)
Zoom link:

Date and time: 8 February, 2024, 10:30 hrs -12:15 hrs (CET)
Organizer: Academia Europaea Budapest Knowledge Hub

10:30-10:35: Welcome - Katalin Solymosi (Co-Chair for the "Danube Region" thematic mission, AE Budapest Knowledge Hub)

10:35-10:55: Brief outline of the Interreg Danube Region Programme - Gusztáv Csomor (Senior Project Officer, Danube Region Programme – Managing Authority / Joint Secretariat)

10:55-11:15: How to write a good Interreg project? - Fruzsina Kardoss (Ex-Ante Consulting Ltd.)

11:15-11:35: Major outcomes of the Tid(y)Up Interreg project - Attila Dávid Molnár (Chairman, Plastic Cup Society)

11:35-11:55: Microplastic monitoring of the Tisza: experiences of a five-year-long measurement from source to confluence - Tímea Kiss (University of Szeged)

11:55-12:15: Q&A session

Moderator: Katalin Solymosi (Co-Chair for the "Danube Region" thematic mission, AE Budapest Knowledge Hub)

The Interreg Danube Region Programme provides EU funding, among others also for international research teams from the region in various topics, and has a call currently open until 3 April, 2024. In this event, we are briefly introducing the Danube Region Programme, providing some practical advice about grant writing, then presenting the major outcomes of a recently closed project entitled Tid(y)Up and some hints of the recently awarded continuation of this grant entitled Aquatic Plastic. Both are led by Attila Dávid Molnár, biologist and film director ( Society), who will present his original idea and the main findings of the Tid(y)Up project. Finally, Tímea Kiss will present the results of her latest research related to microplastic monitoring in the Tisza river, carried out in the framework of the Tid(y)Up project, together with her colleagues Alexia Balla and Ahmed Mohsen.

We hope that this event of the Academia Europaea Budapest Knowledge Hub will on the one hand facilitate knowledge transfer about river microplastic pollution in the region, while on the other hand it will inspire researchers from the region to apply for Interreg projects, and thus will serve capacity building. With the latter aim in mind, a Q&A session will be arranged at the end of the event.