Programme for the 9th International Danube Conference on Culture 2021/2022

Short Programme "Staying Strong Together"

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

8 May 2022:

Arrivals 18.00 Get-Together and Reception on the invitation of the City of Ulm

Music: Sax Quartett – Danubian melodies by the Musikschule Ulm

9 May 2022:

8:30 – Registration

9.00 – Opening words

9.15 – Opening panel: “Let's stay strong together! How is the culture in the Danube region changing due to the war in Ukraine?

11.30 – Parallel Workshops:

Workshop 1 (Stadthaus Ulm): “Cities of culture in the Danube region – How to boost creativity and innovation in times of crisis”

Workshop 2 (Haus der Donau): “Financing instruments for cultural projects in the Danube region.”

Workshop 3 (Hochschule für Gestaltung (HFG) Ulm): “New European Bauhaus on the Danube”

15.00 – Short musical intervention by Oleksandr Klimas (violin)

15.15 – Official Launch Ceremony of the 2nd Round of the Danube Small Project Fund for Culture (DSPF)

16.00 – Presentation of the granted projects of the DSPF 1st call:

  • "Between You and Me" (Regensburg, DE)
  • "The Transformative Power of Open Spaces" (St. Pölten, AT)
  • "Living Cultural Treasures of the Danube" (Ulm, DE)
  • "Danube bridges. Literature about the Danube at the Danube" (Budapest, HU)
  • "Danube Day of Music 2022" (Budapest, HU)

19.00 – Organ concert / charity event for Ukraine. In the famous Ulm Minster for all conference participants.

10 May 2022:

9:00 – With, despite and after covid: Good examples and promising initiatives – selected Danube-wide

            projects and collaborations on the spot presented and discussed by project representatives

Table 1: “Cultural Routes & Stories along the River”

Table 2: “Transnational Festivals & Regional Platforms”

Table 3: “Artistic Cooperation & Residencies”

14:00 – End of the conference

The European Danube Academy has reserved hotel contingents for the conference. Unless expressly agreed by the organising team, participants are responsible for their own accommodation. The following hotels will provide rooms at a preferential rate for conference participants. When booking rooms, please mention the keyword "Cultural Conference".


me and all hotel ulm

Discounted conference rate: 90,- € without breakfast; 99,50 € incl. breakfast

Bahnhofpl. 7, 89073 Ulm (right at the main station);; Telefon: +49 (0)731 - 7255710




Discounted conference rate: 90,- € incl. breakfast

Apothekergasse 3, 89073 Ulm;; Telefon: +49 (0)731 - 60265616