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.

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 Romania ERDF partner Romania
Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria ERDF partner Bulgaria
Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Bulgaria ERDF partner Bulgaria
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Project News

  • CultPlatForm_21 - The "DANUBE ART LAB" in Regensburg. Open-minded, cosmopolitan and internationally connected
    - 05-03-2018

    Since summer 2017 Regensburg hosts an international artist-in-residence program. In cooperation with the association donumenta the City of Regensburg set up the “DANUBE ART LAB”. It is one of the artistic pilot projects which contribute to the...

  • CultPlatForm_21 - Networking Meeting Stakeholder Conference for Baden-Württemberg, 8 December 2017, Ulm
    - 02-03-2018

    In the framework of our INTERREG DTP CultPlatForm_21 project, the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of Baden-Württemberg had the pleasure to organize a conference for stakeholders from politics, media, education and culture. The aim was...

  • CultPlatForm_21 - 1st Transnational Project Conference “The key to raising attention. Challenges and perspectives of audience development along the Danube”
    - 26-02-2018

    The 1st Transnational Project Conference “The key to raising attention. Challenges and perspectives of audience development along the Danube” took place on 11-13 October 2017, at the magnificent Kodály Conference and Concert Centre in...

  • CultPlatForm_21 - Save the Date! 2nd Transnational Project Conference, 6-8 June 2018, Linz, Austria
    - 14-02-2018

      The 2nd Transnational Project Conference will take place on 6-8 of June 2018, at the Landesgalerie Linz, the Ars Electronica Centre, University of Arts and Design and with an organised visit to the Roman remains exhibitions in the...

  • CultPlatForm_21 - has received the label for the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018
    - 15-01-2018

    2018 will be the European Year of Cultural Heritage. Cultural heritage binds Europe together through our common history and values. It also represents the richness and diversity of our cultural traditions. Our shared cultural heritage is to...

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