The Project "BRIDGE Lifeline Danube" runs under the Community Initiative INTERREG IIC within the Operational Programme Central, Adriatic, Danubian and South-Eastern Europe Space (CADSES). The Project "Bridge Lifeline Danube" understands itself as the initial project at the beginning of a process for persistent development along the Danube. Creating a partnership between the participating cities, the administrative units (city councils) and the universities is an essential part of the project.
The INTERREG IIC Community Initiative aim to foster transnational cooperation in the area of spatial planning. The Community Initiative within the Operational Programme CADSES encourages the participation of neighboring states to the EU, by the PHARE-CBC program.
The main objective of the European Spatial Development Perspective (ESDP) is, to initiate co-operation in the field of spatial development to enchance sustainable development and to take first steps to develop elements for the purpose of
- Creating network of cities
- Promoting the development of environmentally compatible information
- Encouraging sustainable development and
- Promoting research and maximzing the dissemination and utilization of their results.
The creation of a city network of universities and municipalities shall describe problems of the boundary between two systems. From this time onwards the question is, which strategies shall be developed to improve cooperation. The overall goal is to implement the matter of sustainability within all issues.
The initiator of this project has been Prof. Dr. Werner Kvarda of BOKU Wien.