EDAThe Danube School Series is the result of the work of several institutions, associations and engaged individuals. 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. The EUSDR was implemented to create synergies and coordination between existing policies and initiatives taking place across the Danube Region. The apparent lack of qualified danube experts however obstruct such aims.

Since the other macro region of the EU the Baltic Sea Region had its own postgraduate study program to bring up young experts for the Baltic Region, it suggested itself that the Danube Region with its heterogeneous portfolio of countries, cultures and structures needed its own program to educate young people to understand and shape their home region, too.

Since 2012 the European Danube Academy has worked with partners such as the University of Ruse – in particular its BRIE-Institut (Bulgarian-Romanian Inter University Europe Center), the University of NoviSad, the University of Applied Sciences New-Ulm and others on the creation of a postgraduate program. As a result the modularized Danube Summer Series was developed, which takes place every year in Ulm/New-Ulm, Germany since 2014.

European Danube Academy

EDA logoThe European Danube Academy (EDA) has initiated the Danube School Series in 2014. Apart from the DSS-Project the EDA generally fosters cooperation in science, education, culture, politics, and media in the Danube area. With its network and projects the EDA contributes to mutual cultural exchange and to the integration process in the South-Eastern European countries.

Since 2008, the EDA has become one of the major Danube platforms for the presentation and exchange of ideas, opinions, and information from all over the Danube region. With its manifold projects and publications, it is actively contributing to the success of the EU-Strategy for the Danube Region by fostering exchange, science, and education.

In recent years, the EDA has initiated the following programs:

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The Danube School Series relies on a network of partner institutions consisting mostly of universities of the Danube Region. All cooperation partners help in regards to the organization, the academic concept and moreover they contribute speakers and have the possibility to develop their own workshop. Major partners are:

For the implementation of the Danube School Series, the EDA relies on private and public institutions that support the event financially. We are constantly looking for sponsors and partners for the Danube School Series.

Danube Area Research Center (DAReC) is a non-profit organization, established to achieve the objectives in the field of scientific research, inter-regional cooperation and education of young people from countries in the Danube region.

DAReC was founded by alumni of the first Danube Summer School in 2014 and has since been a close partner of the EDA. In the Danube School Series, DAReC is the organizer behind the Danube Winter / Spring Schools in Novi Sad in Serbia.

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