9th International Danube Conference on Culture from May 8-10, 2022 in Stadthaus Ulm, Germany

We cordially invite you to come to Ulm to the Danube Conference on Culture!

The conference brings together creatives, experts, and decision makers from the entire Danube region to network the diverse international cultural sector and demonstrate our solidarity with our friends in Ukraine.

Let’s stay strong together! The aim is to enhance the discourse about freedom and culture, to establish contacts, present projects and to inform about developments and opportunities in the cultural sector in the Danube region. Solidarity and resilience building will be treated as horizontal themes.

Find out more at https://www.danubeculture.eu/introduction

For any further information, please kindly contact p.langer@donauakademie.eu.

Call for proposals to promote and protect Union values under the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Programme (CERV).

This call will support civil society organisations in all EU countries in their crucial work of protecting and promoting Union Values at national, regional and local level. Civil society organisations play an important role in promoting a culture of values, based on the rule of law, democracy and fundamental rights. They are key partners for Member States to support them in their efforts to promote and protect fundamental rights, democracy and the rule of law. They need to be able to work in a supportive environment so that they can carry out their mission effectively.

Call budget: 51 million EUR
Deadline to apply for funding: 29 March 2022
Co-financing rate: 90%

Continue reading „Call for proposals to promote and protect Union values under the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Programme (CERV).“

10th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region – 26-27 October 2021 (hybrid format)

The 10th EUSDR Annual Forum, jointly organised by the Slovak Republic, the European Commission, the Danube Transnational Programme and with support of the Danube Strategy Point, will take place on 26-27 October 2021. The EUSDR Annual Forum will take place in a hybrid format.

REGISTER HERE:

https://danube-region.eu/10th-annual-forum-of-the-eu-strategy-for-the-danube-region-26-27-october-2021-hybrid-format/

 

Conclusion of the project DENTA

Discovering European Neighbours in the Third Age (DENTA) by interviews, videos, background Information and a lively exchange

Website: http://www.denta-europe.eu/

Project duration: October 2019 – September 2021

 

How do European neighbors live in the 3rd age?

Within the Erasmus+ partnership “Discovering European Neighbours in the Third Age” (DENTA) 8 organizations from 6 European countries (Germany, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, France and Italy) worked together from October 2019 to September 2021 to find out more about the lives of people aged 60 and older based on more than 120 interviews. The unique European project aimed to give a lively insight into the daily life of people in the 3rd age, their hobbies, interests, challenges and wishes, and furthermore to learn about their life stories. An important priority was the social inclusion of older people, thus giving them the opportunity to be heard, to show them the respect of being the essential part of the society they in fact are. Furthermore, to underline their importance for younger generations and people from other European countries to learn and reflect on how the 3rd age can be shaped.

The results presented on the project website denta-europe.eu consist of more than 120 interviews in English and the respective national language with photos and more than 24 case study videos. The development of a historical “timeline” and a collection of socio-economic data help to understand the interviews in the context of different social and socio-political conditions of this generation in the different countries. Through an analysis of all interviews, a comparison was made between the conditions of the interviewees, their activities and interests.

“This project has been a significant opportunity to deepen our collaboration and mutual understanding between European neighbours. A bridge has been built between generations and between neighbours in other European countries, a bond of friendship was formed, so to speak, from the Black Sea across Europe and the Mediterranean to the Atlantic. The results of the interviews, the encounter and cooperation contributed to reduce prejudices and strengthen the awareness of a common Europe”, said DENTA Coordinator Carmen Stadelhofer.

Read the full press release – click here.

Find all project results on the website: denta-europe.eu

Danube Small Project Fund: Call for applications 2021 – 2023

To meet the needs of the cultural sector in the Danube region, to contribute to the implementation of the EUSDR, and to give a proper answer to the challenges of the Covid-pandemic, the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts Baden-Württemberg (MWK) initiated a pilot action for the Danube Small Project Fund which is to elaborate the final structure and to test the long-term function of this innovative funding platform. The partner organisations of the Danube Small Project Fund agreed to jointly establish a pilot implementation phase from 2021-2023. The pilot phase is based on simple online calls at least once per year (depending on funding possibilities). Cultural actors in the Danube region can describe their concepts and enter them into an online form to apply for funding.

Visit the link below to find out more about the eligibility criteria and how to apply: https://www.danubeculture.eu/danube-small-project-fund

The submission deadline for this call is 31 October 2021 at 24:00 CEST !!!

Danube Neighbours connected in times of Corona (DANECT)

Within the framework of the pilot project DANECT, people of all ages, but especially seniors, from the Danube region come together to connect despite the social isolation in times of Corona crisis. With the help of online video meetings, they share their interests, emotions, but also competencies. To participate, you need a PC or laptop with a camera or microphone, alternatively a tablet or a smartphone and an internet connection.

There are numerous activities within the project, such as:

 – The Come Together Sessions: Every second Sunday the Danube-Networkers invite people from the Danube countries and all over Europe to an online session “Come together – Connecting people by culture in times of Corona”. A colorful program is organized via the video conference system Zoom. There is something for everyone – music presentations, singing, dance, presentations about traditions from different countries (e.g. traditional festivals, cultural customs, etc.) or even breath-relaxation exercises. These are not contributions from professionals out of the box, but according to the motto “from friends for friends!” members of the transnational network and guests design the program themselves.

 – Working groups: Powerful women, women’s history along the Danube and Europe. Interested in women’s history and want to share knowledge in an international working group? Join this working group and get to know powerful women, that played an important role in the 19th to the 21st century in your or other countries along the Danube and in Europe.

 – Sharing traditions and cultural treasures – a get together:  How does intangible culture connect us as Europeans? What customs and traditions can we learn from our Danube Neighbours? We would like to start a working group where we talk and share cultural treasures with each other based on different topics: for ex. special holidays, festivals and customs in your countries, most famous cultural treasures of your country etc. We invite you for a get-together to discuss ideas for the upcoming working groups.

 – Language conversation groups: Ongoing small conversation groups to refresh the language skills, moderated by native speakers. Current courses: English and French.

Go to the project website: www.danect.eu

 

COME TOGETHER – Connecting people by culture in times of Corona

Every second Sunday the Danube-Networkers invite people from the Danube countries and all over Europe to an online session “COME  TOGETHER – Connecting people by culture in times of Corona”. A colorful program is organized via the video conference system Zoom. There is something for everyone – music presentations, singing, dance,
presentations about traditions from different countries (e.g. traditional festivals, cultural customs, etc.) or even breath-relaxation exercises. These are not contributions from professionals out of the box, but according to the motto “from friends for friends!” members of the transnational network and guests design the program themselves.

With the help of the new media, we try to stay in touch with each other even in times of Corona and to balance cultural and social disparities. English builds a bridge for understanding, translation help is given in different languages.

The come together sessions always take place on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month at 18:00 MESZ, (attention in some of your countries 19:00 or 17:00).

Next Session: 14.02.2021

Website of the project: www.danect.eu

Online-meeting DANET with the European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Mariya Gabriel

Date: 11th of January 2020

On the 11th of January 2020, the representatives of ILEU e.V. and DANET e.V. have had the opportunity to meet and exchange with the European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Mariya Gabriel in an online meeting.

Present were: Carmen Stadelhofer, President of ILEU e.V. and DANET e.V. and Viktoria Kurnosenko, deputy managing director of ILEU e.V., who presented to the Commissioner the approach of Danube-Networkers on civic participation and the report on latest activities on the “global” level and Assoc. Prof. Emiliya Velikova, vice-president of DANET e.V., who provided a “local” perspective of the activities, that the Pensioners’ Clubs of Ruse/Slivo Pole and the University of Ruse are involved in.

After a brief presentation, the Commissioner has shared a number of recommendations on promoting the activities of Danube-Networkers and suitable European programs for project applications. She underlined the importance of the cooperation with the Committee of Regions and the European Universities Initiative and have named contact persons within the European Commission, that are responsible for the issues of civic participation. The Commissioner has stated, that in the time of the pandemic, one has to consider not only the digital divide but also the social divide. For this reason, she has reacted very positively to the citizen-oriented approach of Danube-Networkers and their latest participative online-activities. The Commissioner has kindly offered to stay in contact and inform her about the further steps and approaches to make the work of the Network “Danube-Networkers” known on a socio-political level and securing its sustainable development.

Online conferece and partner meeting 10th – 11th July 2020

Sharing beyond borders – New ways for care, communication and cooperation of older people along the Danube and in Europe in times of COVID-19

 

10.07.2020: Online conference.

The extensive programme includes lectures, a panel discussion with European politicians and experts in the morning, workshops in the afternoon. Within the framework of the social evening winners and contributions of the CODANEC competition and the collection of contributions/short stories „Living in the time of Corona“ will be honoured.

11.07.2020: Presentations and exchange of good practice between civil society organisations along the Danube and in Europe

The conference language will be English, translation support in other languages will be given as far as possible. Registration is required. The programme and registration information will be published soon on the website codanec.eu. The virtual conference and partner meeting is supported by the State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg within the framework of the project CODANEC.

More information on our project website and our conference webiste will follow!

CODANEC Exhibition June 25 to July 15, at Haus der Begegenung Ulm, Germany

Selected entries from the CODANEC competitions will be exhibited in Haus der Begegnung in Ulm from 25 June to 15 July.

The exhibition opening will take place on 25 June at 6 pm. Due to the current Corona situation, we are not able to hold our vernissage as planned.

The exhibition can be visited during the opening hours of Haus der Begegnung.

Website: http://hdbulm.de/
Address: Grüner Hof 7, 89073 Ulm

More informationen about the project: codanec.eu

The Danube-Networkers invite: Come together! Connecting people in times of Corona by culture

The Danube-Networkers in Ulm encourage people to join the COME TOGETHER session by video conference to enjoy the community and culture. We sing, make music or present lyrics as listeners or active participants.

Check out more about how we connect cultures, how we strengthen solidarity and how we like to meet each other even in times of the corona crisis.

The sessions take place regularly!

The sessions are organised by the Ileu-Team in Ulm, coordinator of the  educational Network Danube-Networkers and office of DANET e.V.

Click here on the link for more information: http://codanec.eu/come-together/