DABLAS Initiative

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Initiative Title

DABLAS Initiative / Dablas Task Force

Short Description

The DABLAS Initiartive / DABLAS Task Force brings together the Black Sea and Danube countries with the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR), the Black Sea Commission, the IFIs (EBRD, EIB, World Bank), the European Commission, the Stability Pact, interested EU Member States and other bilateral donors to facilitate communication and coordination and result in a more focused approach to the protection of water and project featuring. DG Environment of the European Commission holds the secretariat of the Task Force.


  • The effective implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding on Common Strategic Goals (see pdf below) between the ICPDR and the Black Sea Commission
  • The development of a series of concrete activities including a short list of prioritized projects (see pdf below)) for the rehabilitation of the waters of the region
  • Development of concrete approaches for financing of priority projects
  • Providing suggestions to the ICPDR and the Black Sea Commission concerning further strategic priorities



Initiative WHO-Lexicon page (translations and examples)

See also

DABLAS Initiative

External Resources

-> Source / more details: IW:LEARN - Activity D2 webpage


 DABLAS memorandum.pdf  Dablas shortlist activities.pdf

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