3rd Int. Danube Conference on Culture

Multifunctional Hall of Timis County Council, Bd. Revolutiei din 1989 Nr.17
300 Timisoara

Timisoara is the host of the 3rd International Danube Conference on Culture, being the first Romanian city which has the opportunity to organize this ample event. The conference has as purpose to implement consolidated communication networks, in order to generate new common projects. Timisoara is the ideal place for the development of the International Danube Conference on Culture precisely due to its multicultural history, which reproduces, lower scale, the model of present-day Europe.

The event is held within the framework of the development and funding programme of the European Union Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR). Its larger purpose is that of offering a platform for dialogue, change of experience and cooperation amongst cultural operators and artists from the Danube region, marking out both the cultural richness and diversity, and the common features of the countries from this geographical area.
Like the previous editions, successfully developed in Ulm, in 2013, and in Novi Sad, in 2014, respectively, the conference from Timisoara proposes to intensify the dialogue related to the cultural policies and to strengthen international networks, which represents a very effective step to consolidate European stability.


Great personalities of the cultural world coming from fourteen different states, artists, representatives of the academic environment, managers and cultural operators, journalists, representatives of national, regional and local authorities from the Danube countries, politicians and diplomats take part to the event. The International Danube Conference on Culture shall not be in default of workshops, with their practical component, the event being scheduled to include a project and partnership laboratory as well as three working sessions: the “House of Danube Cultures”; “Creative Industries – Employment and Cultural Development Opportunities in the Danube Region” and the “Role of Culture in the Sustainable Development of Cities”. The expected result is the creation of a virtual area for the cultures in the Danube region, a space where dialogue is as animated as possible and cooperation, as fruitful as possible.


The 3rd edition of the Conference is realised by the following co-organisers: Association Timisoara – European Capital of Culture, Municipality of Timisoara, Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of the State of Baden-Württemberg, Consultant for Cultural Affairs for South-East Europe at Donauschwäbisches Zentralmuseum Ulm and German Cultural Centre Timisoara. Amongst the partners of this event, we list the European Danube Academy Ulm, the Council of Danube Cities and Regions, the Timis County Council, the Department for Inter-Ethnic Relations within the Government of Romania, the Art Museum Timisoara as well as the German Consulate from Timisoara.

Registration will be possible until 14 JUNE 2015 as the number of seats is limited.

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Further information and programme

Photo: Timișoara - Union Square at sunrise, copyright: Antonius Plaian, wikimedia commons