Ulm, Germany

Danube School 2019: "Cultural Diversity and Identity in the Danube Region"

when 6 October 2019 - 11 October 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC

The Danube School Series is a short term study program for postgraduate students and young professionals, who learn and discuss about facts, challenges and projects of the Danube Region. It is organised by the European Danube Academy in cooperation with several Universities of the Danube Region ( University of Tuebingen, HNU Neu-Ulm, University of Novi Sad, Andrassy University of Budapest and University of Ruse). About 25 participants meet for one week to discuss with academics and stakeholder about current challenges and possible solutions in different fields: cultural diversity, sustainability, migration, innovation & start ups etc.

This year’s Danube School will be the sixth Danube School in Ulm/Neu Ulm, Germany. In the previous years we have gained access to the great venues in and around Ulm (Vöhlin Castle, City Hall Ulm, Excursion to IT Firm and House of Danube Ulm) and developed an outstanding programme. Focus of the Danube School in Ulm 2019 is “Diversity and Identity in the Danube Region”. The program includes lectures and discussions with international lecturers and high level political decision makers from the Danube Region as well as Workshops about developing own Danube Projects in international teams. Visit www.danubeschools.eu to see the preliminary programme of the Danube School 2019.

Course leader

European Danube Academy

Target group

Requirements to be a participant of the program are:

- Strong interest in the Danube Region’s politics, economy, culture and history
- Basic Knowledge about the Danube Region and the European Strategy for the Danube Region
- 18-39 years old
- Postgraduate student, student in the last years of the undergraduate studies or recent graduate
- Fluent in English

Course aim

Since the European Commission adopted the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) in 2010, there has been a growing demand for individuals who understand this complex region as well as the structures of the EU and other international and national institutions. As the EUSDR was implemented to create synergies and coordination between existing policies and initiatives taking place across the Danube Region, there is a great demand of exchange of perspectives, knowledge and opinions through networking, open discussions, and expertise. That's what the Danube School wants to achieve as well.

Results and outcomes of the Danube School Series 2019 will be published in a book end of 2019. Participants and lecturers have the chance to publish results of the project work, own research results and scientific texts about the Danube Region after the school. Please add the information about your current research project in the Danube Region or ideas about your publication text in your application form.

Credits info

3 EC
Every participant will receive a certificate of attendance with 3 ECTS. However, you have to attend at least 90% of the lectures according to the program.

Fee info

EUR 0: European Danube Academy will cover the accommodation and catering costs during the Summer School. Travel cost, health insurance and visa costs can NOT be reimbursed by the organizers – but if you are a student or unemployed or in difficult economic situation you can apply for financial support of travel costs (between 50-80 € max; see below).


The European Danube Academy as organizer of the Danube School Series 2019 offers a financial support to a limited number of individuals who might be unable to attend the Danube School due to financial constraints. These might include students and unemploy