CultPlatForm_21 Danube Culture Platform - Creative Spaces of the 21st Century

In the course of history the Danube area has experienced a chequered past resulting in a culturally and historically rich but fragmented history. It has witnessed the doom of Empires, tragedies of humanity like World Wars I and II, terrible crimes like the Holocaust and the war in the Balkans. At last, two antagonistic political and economic systems have contributed to territorial imbalances. (Im)material cultural heritage is the (in)visible testimony of it. The intention of the project is to expand cultural routes, to explore aspects of hidden sites and to give stories to visible and invisible cultural heritage.

The project plans a cooperation of culture and tourism with the aim of developing contemporary aspects of cultural routes. It is planned to discover places of history and to support existing cultural routes in cooperation with the Council of Europe. The project is looking for response to manifold themes: the development of new destinations along the Danube (tourism), the interpretation of historic places and events in a contemporary way (culture), the experience of culture (international audience / tourists).

The project has received the label of the European Commission as a relevant project on culture and / or creative industries for the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 and will promote its aims and values.

Furthemore it is placed within the context of the submission of the Western part of the Roman Danube limes in Bavaria, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2018.

The project video designed by the artist Rainer Prohaska gives an impression.

Danube Culture Platform - Creative Spaces of the 21st Century
Start date
End date
Budget in Euro
Overall: 1676878,64
ERDF Contribution: 1331846,83
IPA Contribution: 93500
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 1
Environment and culture responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Foster sustainable use of natural and cultural heritage and resources

Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
Federal Chancellery of Austria, Division II: Arts and Culture Lead partner Austria
State of Upper Austria Directorate Culture represented by the Museum of Upper Austria and the Upper Austria Culture Quarter ERDF partner Austria
Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria ERDF partner Bulgaria
Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Bulgaria ERDF partner Bulgaria
City of Regensburg ERDF partner Germany
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Project News

  • CultPlatForm_21 - Explore the Guidebook “Our Hidden Danube Heritage”
    - 30-01-2019

    Art – culture – tourism is the frame of our trans-national project “Danube Culture Platform – Creative Space for the 21st Century” within the guidebook on resourcing hidden heritage for tourism is produced. This study “Our Hidden Danube...

  • CultPlatForm_21 - Survey on the Need of a Funding Scheme for Culture in the Danube Region
    - 11-11-2018

    The Danube Culture Platform Interreg (CultPlatForm_21) project carries out a survey on the need of a funding scheme for culture in the Danube Region. The aim is to collect knowledge and sense the need for a potential funding scheme for artists...

  • CultPlatForm_21 - Invisible Fortresses: Ada Kaleh – Public consultation in Drobeta-Turnu Severin, Romania
    - 25-10-2018

    On 17th October 2018 a public consultation with the theme of hidden citadels – Ada Kaleh citadel was organized in Drobeta-Turnu Severin at the multifunctional pavilion in Crihala Forest, as part of CultPlatForm_21 project. The event was attended...

  • CultPlatForm_21 - Interactive e-book “Connecting Cultures, Connected Citizens” in the frame of the European Year of Cultural Heritage
    - 16-10-2018

    We are glad to inform you about the issue of the interactive e-book “Connecting Cultures, Connected Citizens” where the “Danube Culture Platform” is remarked and promoted. The European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH) in 2018 helps to...

  • CultPlatForm_21 - Pilot project "Danube Art Lab" in Regensburg
    - 15-10-2018

    The multi-layered past of the Danube region is a fascinating realm of discovery. Much of its history remains hidden from us or has been forgotten. Within the framework of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, the EU project “Danube Culture...

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