Danube:Future Project – A sustainable future for the Danube River Basin as a challenge for the interdisciplinary humanities
Flagship project of the Priority Area 7 of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region
Project coordinator: Verena Winiwarter
Gertrud Haidvogl (Vice Coordinator)
Researchers from the Institute: Goran Gajski
Danube: Future aims at developing interdisciplinary research and education in the Danube River Basin (DRB) simultaneously as a basis for the solution of pressing environmental issues and a sustainable future of the region. Danube: Future is a multi-year program that consists of three modules: core, capacity building, and sustainability related research with a long-term socio-ecological component. Danube: Future is a unique combination of regional, national, and supra-national initiatives in interdisciplinary sustainability research with training and capacity building. It contributes to the sustainable development of the DRB with a particular focus on the contribution of humanities.
The Danube:Future White Paper was prepared in a bottom-up process that involved researchers from the majority of Danube countries from the natural and social sciences as well as from the humanities. It deals with research and capacity building needs, and challenges and opportunities for the development of the sustainability-oriented knowledge society of the Danube River Basin. Recommendations for future research take into account inter- and transdisciplinary approaches and are based on principles of precautionary action, public participation, social learning and responsible research.
The paper can be found at the following link: https://www.danubefuture.eu/publication/book/610