ABOUT THE DANUBE REFERENCE DATA AND SERVICES INFRASTRUCTURE (DRDSI)
Since the Danube countries share a common territory and face interrelated cross-border issues, the Strategy aims to propose common solutions to the challenges faced by these countries.
However, to propose such solutions, policy-makers need first to be able to access clear and comparable information and understand better the issues involved.
Many stakeholders have been collecting data for several years at the regional, national and local levels but at the moment there is still no common access point for harmonised data covering a wide-range of scientific issues and encompassing the whole Danube Region.
Now is the time to fill this gap taking advantage of the investment made by Member States to implement INSPIRE and recent progresses on ICT standardisation.
For this reason, the JRC with the support of scientific partners of the Danube countries launched this project to develop a Danube Data and Services Infrastructure (DRDSI) that will facilitate access to comparable and harmonised data sets on various issues related to the Danube Region. Thanks to its cross-cutting nature, this Infrastructure will contribute to the holistic scientific approach needed to tackle the interrelated and interdependent challenges which the Danube Region is facing.