ICPDR promotes international cooperation to make the Danube, Europe’s second largest river, cleaner while working towards ensuring the sustainable and equitable use of waters and freshwater resources in the Danube River Basin, the most international river basin in the world, based on the Danube River Protection Convention (DRPC). Comprised of the delegations of the 15 contracting parties to the DRPC, representatives from ministries, civil society and the scientific community also co-operate in the ICPDR, while technical expert groups provide technical information and strategic input. The permanent secretariat based at UNOV is mandated with supporting the co-operation between the Danube River Basin countries towards the implementation of the DRPC, the EU Water Framework Directive and the EU Floods Directive. The ICPDR also contributes to the achievement of SDG6 in the Danube Region.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. The office of UNEP in Vienna basically is called, the Secretariat of the Carpathian Convention (SCC) which was established in 2004.
SCC supports the implementation of the Carpathian convention, promotes ratification and facilitates cooperation between the signatory states as well as other relevant international bodies and conventions, encourages and supports research, communication and information exchange between partners, coordinates the preparation and implementation of the work programme under the Convention, prepares relevant documentation and supports further institutional development
AEGEE Wien is an antenna of AEGEE Europe.
AEGEE stands for Association des États Généraux des Étudiants de l’Europe which is one of Europe’s biggest interdisciplinary student organisations. As a non-governmental, politically independent, and non-profit organisation AEGEE is open to students and young people from all faculties and disciplines. Founded in 1985 in Paris, today AEGEE has grown to a Network of 13000 friends, present in 200 cities in 40 countries all over Europe. AEGEE puts the idea of a unified Europe into practice. Operating without a national level, AEGEE brings 13000 students from 40 different countries directly in touch with each other. AEGEE strives for a democratic, diverse and borderless Europe, which is socially, economically and politically integrated, and values the participation of young people in its construction and development. AEGEE empowers students and young people in Europe to take an active role in society. It creates a space for dialogue and learning opportunities as well as acts as their representative towards decision-makers. Moreover, AEGEE strengthens mutual understanding and brings Europe closer to young people.