The Danube Region Entrepreneurship Observatory investigates entrepreneurship profiles of countries in the Danube region to provide valuable insights for evidence based entrepreneurship policy.
The Danube Region is one of the regions in Europe to which the European Union has paid special attention and adopted the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (www.danube-region.eu). Its main aim is to connect the Danube Region countries, protect the environment in the region, generate prosperity and strengthen the Danube Region through institution building and cooperation. The diverse countries and sub-regions included in the Danube Region are spacious and cover some of the most successful—as well as some of the poorest—regions in the EU. The area includes several countries or their regions, such as the Federal States Baden‐Wuerttemberg and Bavaria of Germany, Austria, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine (border regions).
To learn more about entrepreneurship in the region, we established the Danube Region Entrepreneurship Observatory with the goal of shedding some light on entrepreneurial attitudes, activities and aspirations of the adult population along the second longest river in Europe—a river that bears six different names (Donau, Duna, Dunaj, Dunărea, Dunav, and Dunay) and runs through countries with rich historical, cultural, economic and social diversity.