The Priority Area 8 (PA 8) “To support the competitiveness of enterprises, including cluster development” of the EU Danube Strategy (EUSDR) is coordinated by two Priority Area Coordinators (PACs) resident in the Ministry of Finance and Economics in Baden-Wuerttemberg and in the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Crafts in Croatia.
The PACs are committed to report annually to the European Commission/ DG Regional Policy about the progress made regarding the implementation of the targets and actions of the Strategy. The Progress Report is a summary of the important results agreed with the Members of the Steering Group (SG) and the seven Working Groups (WGs) of the PA 8 in the Reporting Period (01.01.2014 – 30.06.2014). The basis for this is the Action Plan of the EUSDR and the derived roadmaps of the SG of the PA 8. In addition, the next steps and planned measures to achieve the objectives of the PA 8 are identified.
The Progress report has been submitted to the DG Regional Policy in June 2014.