The International Commission for the Protection of the Danube (ICPD) is initiator of the Danube Day.
Around the 29th of June – the day the Danube River Protection Convention was signed – there are annual events in the entire Danube area, inviting active citizen participation.
The "Danube Day" offers a platform for intense engagement with the "Danube habitat" and highlights the importance of sustainable protection of the Danube River.
In the entire Danube area, "Danube Day" considers itself a platform for
- increasing the awareness of the diversity of a shared Danube habitat and mutual interdependence in this river system
- creating a platform for information to citizens and citizen participation
- encouraging common supra-regional activities for the improvement of the Danube River's ecosystem and for the enhancement of cultural, economic and ecological integration
- improving transparency and acceptance
- enabling the involvement of the population
- creating public and media interest
- involving young people by the vehicle of the creative competition "Danube Art Master"
The "Danube Day" intends to set a clear signal, on the one hand, and, on the other, to set the course in terms of how the Danube will be managed in the future, in order to ensure its preservation for generations to come.
Danube Day in Austria
In Austria the Danube Day is conducted together with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Regions and Water Management, the city of Vienna and the Vienna Waterworks, and supported by the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology and via donau.
The homepage "Danube Day" provides the ideal platform on which to obtain an overview of Danube Day and the Danube River in Austria. In addition, there is an event calendar on the homepage that provides homepage visitors with information on upcoming events along the Danube River throughout the year.
The new homepage will provide the opportunity to upload pictures of the Danube River or Danube facilities and to create a link by marking their geographic location on a Google map.
"Danube Day" also features an online game that uses knowledge questions to teach users plenty of exciting and interesting things about the Danube River. A large number of facts and figures were structured into a knowledge database for the "playDanube" online game in order to provide players of all ages an appealing playing experience. Knowledge, but also dexterity and speed are required to complete the three game levels the best possible way.
Water Quiz App
The educational game playDanube is now also available as an exciting and entertaining mobile app. Using the app while on the go, knowledge about the Danube as a living and cultural area and also, on a more general note, on the topic of water, can be tested and enhanced.
Contact person at the Ministry for the Danube Day: