Danubius International Conferences, 6th International Conference The Danube - Axis of European Identity

Danube Strategy and its implications for the eastern neighbourhood of European Union

Magdalena Morosan
Last modified: 2016-05-23


Objectives: the paper analyse the implications of the Danube Strategy for the two countries included in the eastern neighbourhood of EU.

Prior work: the paper focuses on the interaction between the eastern dimension of the European Neighbourhood Policy and EU’s Danube Strategy and is  partly based on the investigations made by the author, for her's PHD these.

Approach: In order to achive this article's objectives, the author has used documentary study of EU’s documents and national documents related to the European Neighbourhood Policy and  Danube Strategy. As supporting study methods, the author has used elements of conceptual content analysis and comparative analysis.

Results: The results shows that Danube Strategy contributes at the achievement of the ENP’s goal in Moldova and Ukraine through the strong opportunities for the social-economic potential for development that it provides to these two countries.

Implication: The results can be used in the academic debates in connection with the success or the failure of the European Neighbourhood Policy and of the macro strategies of the European Union

Value: The added value of the paper consists in the approach of  Danube Strategy by its contribution to the creation of a prosperous and safe EU’s neighbourhood.