Donau Lounge (culture and literature programme): In 2012 the Donau Lounge was presented for the first time at BUCH WIEN – Vienna International Book Fair with some 30 participants from 8 Danube countries at 22 events and with more than 20 cooperation partners. The Donau Lounge is likely to become the first international label of the Danube Cultural Cluster, establishing a „lovely” tradition at the Vienna fair. The successful first issue of Donau Lounge was opened by Austrian Federal President Heinz Fischer and Cultural Minister Claudia Schmied. EU-Commissioner Johannes Hahn was the most prominent panelist of the 4-days series of events. Main partners: BUCH WIEN, National Cultural Foundation of Hungary, EU Representation Vienna, KulturKontakt Austria, BMeiA, many publishing houses and other organisations. From 2013 on the Danube Lounge becomes an international Danube brand: In autumn 2013 the programme will be presented in Lviv (UA), Targu Mures (RO), and again in Vienna (AT). For 2014 even more stations are in preparation: Bucharest (RO), Budapest (HU), Lviv (UA), and Vienna (AT).
Special thanks to Bundesministerium Republik Österreich and NKA