European Danube Academy

Since it was established in 2008, the European Danube Academy (EDA) has been working to strengthen cooperation in science, education, culture, politics, and media in the Danube area. With its network and projects the EDA contributes to mutual cultural exchange and to the integration process in the South-Eastern European countries.

Since then, the EDA has also become one of the major Danube platforms for the presentation of ideas, opinions and views from all over the Danube region. With its manifold projects and publications, it is actively contributing to the success of the EU-Strategy for the Danube Region by fostering exchange, science and education.

In recent years, the EDA has initiated the following programs:

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Partner Institutions

Andrassy University

AUB is an international Hungarian university and the first and only German-language university outside of the German speaking area. Four disciplines operate closely together at AUB – history, politics, law and economics.

City of Budapest

Budapest, the capital of Hungary, is situated along the Danube, in the heart of the Carpathian basin. The population of Budapest is about 1.774 million, 17% of the country’s population. The City Hall of Budapest is Project Partner of the OpenDanube Conference.

Funding Partners

Baden-Württemberg Stiftung

Since its foundation in 2000, the Baden-Württemberg Foundation pursued the main mission to support the federal state on its way as a successful, progressive and livable region. For that reason investments are targeted towards three topics: advanced research to ensure innovation, economic success and employment, outstanding education to create individual chances and social participation and social responsibility to strengthen the society.

Baden-Württemberg State-Ministry

State Ministry of Baden-Würtenberg is funding partner of the Roma-Inclusion Umbrella Project DUNA ROMANI LUMA, that was initiated by the European Danube Academy in 2015. The OpenDanube Project is part of the DUNA ROMANI LUMA umbrella.

Associated Partners

Verband Deutscher Sinti und Roma, Landesverband Baden-Württemberg

State Association of German Sinti and Roma, Baden-Württemberg

Danube Area Research Center (DAReC)

Danube Area Research Center (DAReC)