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Danube Spring School 2017

03-09 May 2017.
Novi Sad, Serbia

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Call for participants

Danube Area Research Center (DAReC) is a non-governmental organization, with the main goals to educate young people interested in the research of Danube region, establishing partnerships with the civil society and academic communities and implementing projects. We are pleased to announce the official call for the Danube Spring School 2017 (DSS), designed in partnership with the European Danube Academy, the organizer of Danube Summer School in Ulm (DSS), which was the initial spark for organizing this school. The Danube Summer School 2017 will be the follow up event after Danube Spring School 2017.

Danube Spring School is developed with the aim to bring together young people of various nationalities and academic backgrounds from Europe to attend a diverse, versatile and academic program. During the 7 days you will spend with us, our lecturers will guide you through a variety of topics and themes, which are relevant, interesting and up-to-date. The school will take place in Novi Sad, from 03rd to 09th May, including the arrival and departure date. Novi Sad is a nice and lively town, located on the left Danube riverbank. This time of the year will give you an opportunity to enjoy the scenery and impressive image of the Danube River, as well as to participate in quality lectures, and learn new things from your area of expertise. The lectures, panel discussions and workshops will provide a unique blend of international and local expertise, while allowing you to take part in discussions and share knowledge, experience and ideas. The Danube Spring School will include several topics covered by the EU Danube Strategy in order to help the participants to gain insight into the integrated Danube macro-region.


The following preliminary topics will be presented by relevant theorists and practitioners:

  • Cultural heritage and history of Danube Region
  • Sustainable development and green policies in the Danube Region
  • Economy, entrepreneurship and banking in the Danube Region
  • Social politics, labor and protection in the Danube Region
  • Migration and demography in the Danube RegionSecurity in the Danube Region
  • Security in the Danube Region
  • Youth and sport in the Danube Region

Since the time frame of this school is seven days, only a brief insight into different thematic areas can be provided. In addition, diverse professional and educational backgrounds of participants will provide inspiring, interesting and productive interaction between participants and lecturers. Networking of the participants will be conducted through various informal thematic evenings, through which participants will have the opportunity to represent the culture, traditions and customs of their country, and to discuss with the other participants about the similarities and differences within the region.

Danube Interregional night is an excellent opportunity to get to know all the participants. You are invited to give a short presentation of your home region/country on the first night of the school. In addition, you will have the opportunity to present your research or project ideas on the last day of the school. This will allow you to present yourself and hear ideas of other participants, which will lead to establishing partnerships and collaborations on different projects.

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Important information

When: 03-09 May 2017.

Where: Novi Sad, Serbia

The seminar is open for European master, PhD students, recent graduates and young professionals interested in the Danube region.

Number of participants: 25

Official language: English

Costs: There is no participation fee for the school. Accommodation and meals will be covered by DAReC and its sponsors, but there are no available funds for the travel costs and health insurance for the time of the school, so this must be arranged by the selected participants themselves. Otherwise, in case of illness they will need to bear the costs of medical treatment.

The school materials will also be provided. Every participant will receive a certificate of attendance. However, you have to attend at least 90% of the lectures according to the program. The presence will be controlled by the organizers.

Application: You will find the application form in the link below. In addition, we will ask you to upload your CV within it. For any additional questions, send an e-mail to the following address:

Important note: Only the selected participants will be contacted afterwards. The list of selected participants will be published on the website.

Agenda (pdf)


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The Danube Region
Europäische Donau - Akademie
Dunavska strategija EU i Srbija
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