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.
- 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
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|O.4.1 Meetings WG Culture for cultural routes No.1||09-11-2017 18:18:15|
|D 4.1.2 Report 1st meeting working group Culture April 2017||09-11-2017 16:28:54|
|O.3.2 Agreement Danube creative spaces No.1||09-11-2017 18:12:44|
|CultPlatForm_21 Memorandum of Understanding||03-05-2017 10:09:46|
|O.3.1 Dialogue and exchange & lessons learnt No.1||09-11-2017 17:29:52|
|CultPlatForm_21 Kick-off press information||11-05-2017 14:20:10|
|D 3.1.3 Report workshop "Discovering Hidden Heritage" April 2017||09-11-2017 16:02:22|
|Federal Chancellery of Austria, Division II: Arts and Culture||Lead firstname.lastname@example.org||Austria|
|State of Upper Austria Directorate Culture represented by the Museum of Upper Austria and the Upper Austria Culture Quarter||ERDF email@example.com||Austria|
|Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria||ERDF firstname.lastname@example.org||Bulgaria|
|Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Bulgaria||ERDF email@example.com||Bulgaria|
|City of Regensburg||ERDF firstname.lastname@example.org||Germany|
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