Date: 04.-06.06.2021

Venue: University of Ruse

Language: English

Deadline for application: 30.05.2021

Requirements to be a participant:

  • Strong interest in the Danube Region’s politics, economy, culture and history
  • Basic Knowledge about the Danube Region and the European Strategy for the Danube Region
  • 18-39 years old
  • Postgraduate student, student in the last years of the undergraduate studies or recent graduate
  • Fluent in English

Danube School 2021 in Ruse: Danubean Inclusive Value-based Empathetic Responsive Society – DIVERS. The program includes lectures and discussions with international lecturers and high level political decision makers from the Danube Region as well as Workshops about developing own Danube Projects in international teams.

Participants: 25 participants, aged 18-39 years, from all Danube Countries; The school is open for European master and Ph.D. students, recent graduates as well as young professionals interested in Danube region, cultural heritage, management in culture, ethnology, anthropology, economics, administration and related sciences.

Costs: The project partners will cover the accommodation and catering costs during the Danube School in Ruse. Travel cost, health insurance and visa costs can NOT be reimbursed by the organizers – but if you are a student or unemployed or in difficult economic situation you can apply for financial support of travel costs (between 50-80 € max.) when you arrive in Ruse.

Publication: Results and outcomes of the Danube School Series 2021 will be published in a book end of 2021. Participants and lecturers have the chance to publish results of the project work, own research results and scientific texts about the Danube Region after the school. Please add the information about your current research project in the Danube Region or ideas about your publication text in your application form.

    Personal Details

    (* = required)

    First name*

    Last name*


    Date of birth (YYYY-MM-DD e.g. "1983-12-30")

    Country of Birth*

    Country of Residence*

    Contact Details

    Email address*

    Phone number*

    Please provide emergency contact name, mobile number and email*


    Level of Education*

    Are you enrolled in one of the following universities:

    if not please provide your current University/Institution/Employer*

    Field of study*

    English language proficiency, (left: none, right: excellent)

    What is your current main occupation?*

    Are you involved in some type of organization/network, etc.? (if so, please briefly describe)*


    Please describe your motivation for participating in this school (100-200 words).*

    Please describe your personal expectations for this school (100-200 words).*

    What is your opinion on the priorities for the development of the Danube region (100-200 words)?*

    Please describe your previous knowledge and experience, if applicable, related to Danube region topics (100-200 words).*

    Please add your ideas on a potential topic for a text that you could write for the publication of this years Danube School Proceedings (see publication).

    Additional Information

    Have you been participant in a previous Danube School*

    Do you need a Visa to participate
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    How did you find out about the Danube Summer School

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    Travel Grant Application

    The European Danube Academy as organizer of the Danube School Series offers a financial support to a limited number of individuals who might be unable to attend the Danube School due to financial constraints. The selection is made on a case by case basis. The limited grants will support participants with up to a maximum of 80 € support of travel costs. In order for us to better examine your eligibility for the EDA Danube School 2021 grant, please fill describe your financial situation and explain, why you need the grant.

    I apply for the travel grant NoYes

    If yes, please describe your current financial situation, and provide reasons, why you need the grant.

    Your CV

    please upload your CV in one of the following formats: *pdf, *.doc, *docx, *.odt. (Max size: 2 MB)*

    Declaration of consent:

    I hereby declare that the above statements are correct and complete and that I am capable of participating at the Danube School 2020 in Ruse.

    The European Danube Academy (EDA) has my permission to process, evaluate and store my personal information. Upon my acceptance to the program, my personal data-excluding the mailing address, may be published, stored and processed by the EDA. Moreover, representatives of the European Danube Academy may take pictures of the working sessions of the Danube School 2018 and publish them respectively

    Yes, I accept those terms: