International Danube day

The Danube River is the most international river in the world and one of the largest river systems in Europe! The river flows through 10 countries and collects its waters from as many as 19. On June 29, we celebrate a special day dedicated to the Danube, along with all other countries in the Danube basin! To celebrate this day, we organize a kind of festival with a variety of activities! We will clean several areas along the banks of the Danube and Yantra, we will organize children’s plein airs, we will kayak and many other fun and educational activities.
We will discover one of our favorite rivers in a new and exciting way, as the motto of this year’s international campaign invites us.

2️⃣9️⃣.0️⃣6️⃣ We will start on the International Day of the Danube, June 29, in the town of Svishtov with an extremely rich program for children and adults throughout the day!

3️⃣0️⃣.0️⃣6️⃣ The next day, June 30, from 6 pm, we invite you to join the online lecture “Unknown Rivers”, which will be presented by some of the most experienced specialists in the field of water management and conservation and biodiversity in Bulgaria – Assoc. Dr. Eng. Galya Bardarska and Ivan Hristov! There is something to learn from them! Be sure to visit!

0️⃣3️⃣.0️⃣7️⃣ For July 3, Saturday, we have planned to clean the banks of the Yantra River near the town of Dolna Oryahovitsa, where we will also enrich the event with additional interesting activities! Follow our posts! We will give you the most important information about our actions – when, where and what we will do to celebrate together our love and care for the Danube. We also have surprises for you!

We are:

👉Eco Partners Bulgaria AD
👉Svishtov Kayak Club
👉White Danube Parent Cooperative – Svishtov
👉Center for Regional Integration and Development – Svishtov
👉Institute for Climate, Atmosphere and Water Research – BAS
👉Danube Region Basin Directorate
👉Dolna Oryahovitsa City Hall

See details of our live events here and visit the online lecture on Facebook.

The biodiversity of the Danube can be compared to that of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. The Danube Biosphere Administration reports that there are more than 5,000 species of animals and plants along the river delta. In addition, the Danube has the largest amount of reeds in the world. As the Danube River is a crossroads between Central and Eastern Europe, this makes it a sought-after and preferred habitat among wildlife and birds.
However, the river is also the biggest waste polluter of the Black Sea. By protecting the river, we also protect the sea. We will not have the place to describe the whole diversity of the biological world in the Danube valley, nor to tell about the huge role that the river has played and continues to play in shaping European civilization, and about the lives of the people inhabiting its shores we can listen for hours from their personal stories while admiring the countless works of various arts inspired by the river. Let us celebrate together all the wealth that the Danube is for us!