Prof. Ellen Bos
After completing her studies at the Ruhr-University Bochum in 1986, Mrs. Bos worked from 1990 to 1993 as a research assistant at the Geschwister-Scholl-Institute for Political Science at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. In 1991 she promoted at the Ruhr-University Bochum and worked from 1993 until 2005 as a scientific assistant and then as a scientific supervisor at the Geschwister-Scholl-Institut. In 2000, she habilitated at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich and the worked from 2001 to 2002 and 2003 to 2004 as professor at the Geschwister-Scholl-Institute; From 2002 to 2003, Mrs. Bos worked as a guest professor at the Social Science Institute of the Humboldt-Universität in Berlin. Since 2004 Prof. Bos is a full professor at the Andrássy University. Between 2004 and 2011, she was also a lecturer at the DAAD. Since 2009, she is head of the Ph.D. programs at the Andrássy University of Budapest.
Born in 1950 in Heidelberg, studied German language and literature and history, and is now a lecturer in cultural history and European studies especially regarding the Danube region. From 1998 to 2010 he was the artistic director of the International Danube Festival in Ulm and Neu-Ulm, an event which he had also initiated.
From 2002 till 2010 he had been director of the donau.büro.ulm – a project agency for political, cultural and scientific cooperation with Southern and Eastern Europe, which is based on the network he set up. In 2008he was co-founder of the European Danube Academy. In 2009 he was appointed General Coordinator for the Council of Danube Cities and Regions. Since 2012 he has been advisor to the Baden-Württemberg state government on matters concerning to the EU Strategy for the Danube Region. In 2008 he received the Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for his political and cultural work in the Danube Region and in 2009 the Hungarian State Award “Pro Cultura Hungarica”.
(c) Adrian Batty
Méhes, Márton Dr. (PhD)
International cultural manager, former director of Collegium Hungaricum Vienna. Main topics of projects and activities: cultural diplomacy, European Capitals of Culture (ECoC) and cultural cooperations in the Danube region. Consultant of the ECoC Novi Sad 2021 programme and the ECoC Debrecen 2023 application. Lecturer for cultural diplomacy at the Andrássy University Budapest. Editor of the magazine “Kulturführer Mitteleuropa” by order of the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe Vienna. Founder and head of the international platform Danube Cultural Cluster, member of the International Board of the European Danube Academy Ulm. Observing member of the EUSDR PA3 Steering Group. Lives and works in Vienna. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org