European Danube Academy, Ulm, Germany


The Danube School 2023 in Ulm is aimed at students, young academics and professionals from the Danube region. From 15 to 20 October,2023 they will deal with the topic of language and communication in the Danube region and take a critical look at historic and modern language policy and technological developments in communication, script and language.

Approximately 25 participants from the Danube region, together with selected experts from universities along the Danube, will develop strategies and projects for the handling of different perspectives on language.

The background is the heterogeneous linguistic landscape in the Danube region, which is both a cultural richness and a challenge. Language is used not only as a means of communication and culture, but also as a means of demarcation and political instrumentalization.

For example, when Russia invaded the Ukraine, one of the reasons given was that the Russian identity was being threatened by the Ukrainian language policy. In Romania (Hungarian, Romani, Romanian), Bulgaria (Turkish, Bulgarian), Yugoslavia's successor states Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, etc., but also Albanian) there are linguistic identity issues, not least because of Latin and Cyrillic.


Partner institutions and sponsors:
Baden-Württemberg Foundation, Berufsbildungswerk Philipp Jakob Wieland, University of Ruse, University of Tübingen, University of Novi Sad, City of Ulm, University of Applied Sciences Neu-Ulm (HNU), University Centre Vöhlinschloss, Danube Swabian Central Museum Ulm (DZM), Ulmer Volksbank, and many more.


DANUBE SCHOOL Programme 2023

Programme Info


Date: 15. - 20.10.2023

Participants: 25 participants, aged 18-39, from all Danube Countries

Venue: Various venues in Ulm/Neu-Ulm, Germany

Language: English

Application: https://forms.office.com/e/fDtgr1cV9X

Deadline: 1.9.2023

Eligibility: Master's and Ph.D. students, recent graduates, as well as young professionals, interested in the Danube Region and its culture and history, and who have inspiring ideas for discussion and solutions in the fields of social sciences.

Publication: The results and outcomes of the Danube School Series 2023 will be published in a book in 2024. Participants and lecturers have the opportunity to publish results of the project work, their own research results and academic texts on the Danube region after the school.

ECTS: The study hours of the Danube School Programme 2023 in Ulm/Neu-Ulm, which are completed from a combination of lectures, practical work and self-study, correspond to a total of 3 ECTS according to the European Qualifications Framework.

Costs: No participation fee. Accommodation and meals will be provided free of charge.


Application Form


Contact Section


Contact for questions regarding participation in the Danube School 2023: Charlotte Marie Meyer zu Bexten



Contact for questions about the Danube School 2023 programme: Tanja Salzmann-Reißer



Contact for other enquiries: Paul F. Langer



Europäische Donau-Akademie gGmbH


Auf dem Kreuz 28, 68165 Mannheim, Germany

Local Court Mannheim HRB 743460