History of the individual (biographies of main actors) and collective awareness of problems with regard to environment or nature; history of environmental movements, in particular of networked social groups concentrated on environmental protection; social controversies and conflicts involving such groups (e.g. Hainburg).

Danube youth – Danube Future.


The proposed international project aims at developing a solid data body on environmental values of young people and their possible connection to the environmental history of their region. During the project, not only the methodology of measuring the environmental values will be adjusted and tested but also a policy material with research summary and recommendations on how to work with the results on the policy level will be developed.

The Danube Floodplain National Park situated along the Danube between Vienna and Bratislava protects one of last large free-flowing river stretches of Europe. Though regulation of the Danube in the 19th century had its effects on the floodplain ecosystem, the various habitats of the National Park support a uniquevariety of plant and animal species. New concepts of river engineering, forest and meadow managements, fishing and recreation improve wildlife habitats, not the least for the benefit of the European pond turtle Emys orbicularis


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.