The Mura-Drava-Danube river system was designated by UNESCO in 2021 as the world’s first 5-country Biospher Rereserve. It represents an international model for transboundary cooperation in conservation and sustainable regional development. From 5th to 8th September Danube Transnational Programme was hosting a 5-country biosphere reserve conference including the final conference of the lifelineMDD project on the Mura River, in the Austrian-Slovenian border area in Bad Radkersburg and Gornja Radgona, for a varied programme with high-level speakers, workshops and excursions.
Kathrin Succow, chair of our foundation board, was participating the panel discussion “Call for action for a living river landscape Mura-Drava-Danube” and deputy chair Prof. Dr. Hannes Knapp spoke about “Biosphere Region – Chance for sustainable future”. The results were reflected in a call for action paper at the end of the two-day conference.