The International Danube Conference on Culture (DCC) 2021/2022


We cordially invite you to come to Ulm to the Danube Conference on Culture!

The conference will take place as an attendance event from 8 to 10 May 2022 in Ulm.

Nine years ago, the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts Baden-Württemberg, in cooperation with the European Danube Academy, launched the International Danube Conference on Culture (DCC) series to intensify the cultural-political dialogue and to establish international networks of representatives of the cultural scene in the Danube region. The main objective of these annual forums is to look at the Danube region as a unique but extremely diverse cultural area and to offer a platform for exchange that creates new collaborations among artists, cultural institutions and decision-makers. The conferences have become a well-known platform for presenting interesting projects, discussing cultural-political issues and promoting our region’s chances of great cultural diversity and creativity through transnational cooperation. The conference was first organised in Ulm in 2013, and returns now after Novi Sad, Timişoara, Ruse, Pécs, Linz, Regensburg and the Schallaburg to Ulm.

The conference brings together creatives, experts, and decision makers from the entire Danube region to network the diverse international cultural sector and demonstrate our solidarity with our friends in Ukraine.

Let’s stay strong together!

The aim is to enhance the discourse about freedom and culture, to establish contacts, present projects and to inform about developments and opportunities in the cultural sector in the Danube region. Solidarity and resilience building will be treated as horizontal themes. Three central fields will be addressed in workshops:

  1. “Cities of culture in the Danube region”
  2. “Financing instruments for cultural projects in the Danube region”
  3. “New European Bauhaus on the Danube”

Framework programs such as the European Capital of Culture Program, the new INTERREG DTP or the New Bauhaus Initiative and concrete best practices from the Danube region will be presented and critically discussed in speeches, panels and workshops at interesting venues such as the Stadthaus Ulm, the Hochschule für Gestaltung (HfG) Ulm and the Haus der Donau. In addition, the conference serves as a presentation forum for a new international fund for small cultural initiatives in the Danube region – the DANUBE SMALL PROJECT FUND. The 2nd Call will be launched during the event in Ulm.

The Danube region, with its eventful history and very challenging present is a region in Europe whose creative scene is currently shouting for peace, but also motivates people to actively participate in resilience building and the implementation of change through cooperation. Be part of it and register now for the 9th International DCC in Ulm!

It is international, interactive, free of charge, offering a future oriented agenda, exciting side events and a Danube-wide network.

We ensure that necessary measures are observed during the conference to prevent the spread of COVID19.