Danube: Future - A Sustainable Future for the Danube River Basin as a Challenge for the Interdisciplinary Humanities

Article in journal

Main Author: 
WINIWARTER, Verena
Co-author/s: 
HAIDVOGL, Gertrud
Original language: 
English
Year of publication: 
2014
Short abstract: 

The Danube: Future Project is a combination of regional, national and supra-national initiatives in interdisciplinary sustainability research with training and capacity building. It contributes to the sustainable development of the Danube River Basin (DRB) with particular focus on the humanities.
The DRB has a troubled political and environmental history. Environmental problems abound and impede economic growth and sustainable development. The interdisciplinary approaches need to take into account the long-term legacies of this complex history and this requires the competences of humanities and social sciences.
The project targets all 19 countries in the Danube catchment. It has been endorsed as joint activity by the Danube Rectors’ Conference and the Alps-Adriatic Rectors’ Conference, which link 82 universities in the region, and which are the largest institutional knowledge-producing and disseminating umbrella organization of the region. In September 2013 Danube: Future was adopted as a flagship project of the European Strategy for the Danube Region within Priority Area 7, Knowledge Society.

Publication data
Journal title : 
Acta zoologica bulgarica
Volume/Issue: 
Supplementum 7
Page number: 
209-2014
Electronic source
Website name: 
Acta zoologica bulgarica
Date accessed: 
Monday, December 28, 2015