Participation Day 2015 – Save the Date
The 2nd Participation Day will take place in Ulm, Germany on the 28th of October 2015 in the frame of the 4th Annual
Meeting of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) in Ulm and aims to contribute to a stronger involvement of civil society and local actors of the 14 EUSDR countries in the implementation of the EUSDR. This Participation Day is organised by the Institute for virtual and face-to-face learning in adult education at Ulm University (ILEU) e.V. in close cooperation with a Steering Committee consisting of representatives of the Danube Civil Society Forum (DCSF) of the EUSDR, the Priority Area 10 Institutional Capacity and in Cooperation of the EUSDR, Agapedia gGmbH and BW-Stiftung. One of the forums will be held by DANET concerning Learning in Later Life in context of informal and non-formal learning. Please take attention: the DCSF-Assembly will be at the 27th of October and the DANET-Assembly at 29th of October also in Ulm.
European Citizen’s Prize 2015 and Prize Lily of Europe for The wanted Danube
The European Parliament has awarded the Ulm-based international project “The Wanted Danube”, represented by its coordinator Carmen Stadelhofer, with the “European Citizen’s Prize 2015”, as confirmed now by European Parliament Vice President Sylvie Guillaume in Brussels. The friendship project with its 6.000 participants from eight European countries along the river Danube, which was wrapped up in July 2014, had been nominated for the competition by EU Parliament members Evelyne Gebhardt (Germany, SPD) and Michael Theurer (Germany, FDP).
The “European Citizen’s Prize”, given by the Europe an Parliament annually since 2008, awards citizens, groups, clubs, or organizations who have proven special commitment in enhancing a better mutual knowledge or in intensifying integration bet ween citizens of different European Union’s member states. The European Citizen’s Prize ceremony for all-Germany winners will be held in Berlin in the second half of September, the all-European award winners will be honored in Brussels, October 14 and 15. At the same time “The Wanted Danube” also was awarded with the “Europa-Lilie (Lily of Europe) 2015” in the “Best Citizen’s Commitment” category. The prize is given annually by experts’ network “Europa-Professionell”, member of the organization “Europa-Union Germany”.
“Europa-Union” and their media partner Eur.Activ.deinvite citizens interested in European politics to file nominations. “The Wanted Danube” had been suggested by Hilde Mattheis (SPD), Member of the Bundestag (German Parliament) representing the Ulm/Alb-Donau area. A commission jury annually chooses three nominees regarded to be the best in each category. The winners are then elected publicly by online poll and “The Wanted Danube” had been winner in the category “Best Citizen’s Commitment” There are four categories in which the award is given: Besides “ Lily of Europe for Best Citizen’s Commitment” “Lily for Best Example of European Politics” and for “Best Example of Young People’s Commitment”. Beside the three “Lilies”, there is also awarded a “Europa-Distel” (Thistle of Europe) for Worst Example of European Politics. Both highly esteemed European awards mean a new peak of success of the “The Wanted Danube” project which gained much media attention in all European countries involved. It is run by a large number of volunteers its multiple tasks of coordination on national and international level are funded by the foundation “Baden-Wuerttemberg Stiftung”. More under http://thewanteddanube.eu
The 3rd International Danube Conference on Culture, Timisoara, 24 – 26 June 2015
The 3rd edition of the International Danube Conference on Culture took place in Timisoara, Romania, on 24 – 26 June 2015. The conference was held within the framework of the development and funding programme of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUDRS) following two successful editions in Ulm and Novi Sad, in 2013 and 2014, respectively. The event was organized by the Municipality of Timisoara, the Association Timisoara – European Capital of Culture, the German Cultural Centre Timisoara, the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of the State of Baden-Württemberg and the Consultant for Cultural Affairs for South-East Europe at Donauschwäbisches Zentralmuseum Ulm.
The continuation of the cultural policy dialogue and the consolidation of the cultural networks represents a great chance for the Danube region and therefore a stabilisation factor for Europe. During the first two conferences different networks were established. One of the purposes of the conference was to introduce their common projects.
A result of the event is a common virtual house of the cultures of the Danube region, which aims to enhance the inter-cultural dialogue between the actors engaged in the cultural sector and those working in the media. For more information please visit the website of the European Danube Academy Ulm, one of the conference’s initiators: http://www.donauakademie.eu/.
CALL FOR PAPERS:Studia Paedagogica 2016 Monothematic Issue: Intergenerational Learning
This theme has been chosen on the premise that intergenerational learning naturally accompanies us through all stages of life. Consequently, it is relevant to inquire under which conditions and circumstances intergenerational learning takes place and what its benefits are. Understanding this shapes our definition of intergenerational learning.
Thematic areas: Social consequences; Related concepts; Participants in intergenerational learning; Environment of intergenerational learning and learning situations; Conditions, contents, and directions of intergenerational learning; Benefits and risks of intergenerational learning; Theoretical framework.
This monothematic issue of Studia paedagogica will be published July 2016, in English. Abstracts between 200 and 400 words should be sent to email@example.com by Oct 15, 2015. The deadline for full texts is Dec, 15 2015. Papers will be submitted to a peer review process which will enable the staff to select papers for publication.
EURAG conference in Paris
The next EURAG conference will take place in Paris with the subject “Forms of Social Inclusion of Older Persons into Society” on October 16th. All the participants are also cordially invited to take part at the 10th anniversary conference of E-Seniors, which will be also hosted by the French member organisation, on October 15th. If you like more informations about EURAG see here http://www.eurag-europe.net/
Funding Programme: DANUBE TRANSNATIONAL 2014-2020
The DANUBE TRANSNATIONAL Programme is a follower programme of the SOUTH-EAST EUROPE. The countries included in the programme are same like in the Danube Strategy. For more information, please visit:
Einreichfassung des DANUBE TRANSNATIONAL “Cooperation Programme” – from: 06.03.2015
Annexes zum DANUBE TRANSNATIONAL “Cooperation Programme” – from: 06.03.2015