At the end of the final conference the nine Partners signed the Memorandum “Danube Culture Platform – Creative Spaces of the 21st Century” leading to the final statements on the follow-up plans. The partners of the “Danube Culture Platform” are convinced that cooperation on the joint project contributes to a better understanding of culture and history in the Danube region. Therefore, they encourage future cooperation and exchange. In the light of sustainability all partners will maintain and promote the network of the project and will promote and communicate outputs and results. Together they will continue to work against forgetting and to create awareness of cultural diversity and history in the Danube region.
In the course of the project, during workshops and conferences the fundamental tools and basic instruments for further work were developed. Quite a number of activities and ideas could be suitable starting points for taking activities further. The partners stress the importance of considering possibilities for the further development of project results such as the collection of hidden heritage sites, the “Interpretation Framework for Cultural Routes Based on Hidden Heritage in the Danube Region”, the research for the prolongation of European Cultural Routes, the establishment of an Artist-in-Residence platform or the advancement of a Danube Small Project Fund.
Some partners are willing to continue cooperation in the frame of a future Interreg project “Danube Culture Platform – Chain-linking through ART“ („CultPlatForm - DonauART“).
As concrete project result, the memorandum encloses a multiannual Cultural Routes Strategy for the Danube region, an outline for a Small Project Fund and two strategies for Cultural Routes.
Please find the Memorandum here.
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