2nd General Meeting of the Danube Cultural Cluster Association

Collegium Hungaricum, Vienna, 27 February 2015

The meeting was very successful and useful. Participants have accepted the report of the Executive Board on the work in 2014, as well as financial budget. All participants were presented projects that fit into the goals of the cluster.In the first two active years of the Danube Cultural Cluster all functional and legal structures of the association has been established successfully. Concerning the content it was a period of intensive networking, positioning, promotion and project development. Certainly, the main activities were initiated by the executive board which is also driven by the fact that the chairman represents the association, gets the invitations and the partnership requests.


The Iwano Project

 DanubeView is designed as a framework for interactive cultural cooperation of artists from the countries with access to the Danube and broadly speaking of creative capacities with the intention of expressing their own impressions and saving them as cultural heritage on the subject My View of the Danube. The first Workshop should be held at the Balkankult Residency in 01 - 09 August

The Danube Dialogue

  The Danube Dialogue is publication by authors Nenad Novak Stefanović and Stefan Barth on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the settlements of the Germans in Vojvodina. The book is come out in March 2013. Throughout their 10-day stay in the Balkankult Residency (May 2012), the authors moderated discussions on life as it relates to the Danube: experience, heritage, prejudice, inspiration, historic views, perspectives, overcoming the negative, cultural cooperation in the Danube region, the Danube messages. The publication is printed in Serbian and German!


1st International Danube Conference on Culture 15th/16th April 2013 in Ulm Stadthaus Ulm / Baden-Württemberg


“Culture is the soul of Europe” is the principle of European cultural policy. In particular in the Danube region, which has a diversity of cultures unique in Europe, promoting culture is of key importance as part of the EU’s strategy for this region. Cultural diversity – in terms of languages, religions and ways of life – can be understood as a valuable asset if the potentials of the individual countries along the Danube can be pooled by interdisciplinary, international cooperation, making “unity in diversity” a cultural trademark of the Danube region. Conference objective was to foster tightly-knit and sustained networking in the arts and culture in the Danube region.  Presentation of Dimitrije Vujadinovic, Director of Balkankult.


Programme goals:
• Support mobility of artists, cultural practicionars, ideas and works of art
• Initiating an intercultural dialogue for a broader audience
• Spreading the idea of the Danube region as a unique European region
• Affirming art in the context of a process advancing better understanding among different cultures within the Danube region
• To promote the development of cultural, artistic, communicational, professional, as well as technical and economical ties within the Danube region