Since its foundation in 2008, the South Transdanubian Regional Innovation Agency (STRIA) participated in the Southeast Europe Program in between 2012 and 2014 at the very latest. This programme was one of the predecessors of the current Danube Region Programme (DRP).

STRIA, in accordance with the smart specialization objectives of South Transdanubia for the 2021-2027 period, submitted 6 applications for the first call for proposals of the DRP in the same, 2021-2027 programming period. 5 of these received support for their implementation based on the decision of the Monitoring Committee of the programme on 18-19 October 2023. The 5 applications concerned are the following:


Project acronym Issue tackled Priority and measure Role of STRIA in the project
TEX-DAN progress towards a more circular textile and fashion industry 1.1 smart Danube Region – innovation and technology transfer Lead Partner
Danube DNA establishment of Danube digital transition training centers for SMEs 1.2 smart Danube Region – smart specialisation, industrial transition and enterprises Partner
RISE with cross-innovations in the food industry for skill development in rural areas 1.2 smart Danube Region – smart specialization, industrial transition and enterprises Partner
NRGCOM ensuring adequate operating conditions for energy communities 2.1 greener, smaller carbon footprint Danube Region – renewable energy Lead Partner
DANUBE WOOD(s) ROUTE promotion of forest and timber cultural heritage along the Danube timber cultural route 3.3 social Danube Region – accessible, inclusive and efficient labor markets Partner


Meeting the conditions for approval of each project are due by the end of 2023. After that, their implementation will start from the beginning of 2024.

We would like to thank our foreign and South Transdanubian partners, our experts, and the staff of the DRP Joint Secretariat. We could not have achieved this nice result without them.