• Why the sturgeon is a special fish for the Danube

    Why the sturgeon is a special fish for the Danube0

    Threatened by illegal fishing and caviar trade Sturgeons represent a natural heritage of the Danube River Basin and key indicator species for high ecological quality of rivers. Their dramatic decline in the last decades has become an issue of basin-wide importance that got the attention of the Danube countries and the European Commission. Through the

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  • The “Hydropower Plant” of interregional Danube projects

    The “Hydropower Plant” of interregional Danube projects0

    The Danube Offi ce Ulm/Neu-Ulm has long been an important partner and source of information for danube connects – after all, it has been acting as a project agency for interregional cooperation since 2002 and supports encounters and exchanges in the whole Danube region. Our readers have certainly already come across the biennial Danube Festival

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  • International Danube Project “Art on the River”0

    The differences between two generations of artists “Art on the River” (“Kunst am Strom”) brings together artists and curators from the Danube region. The project aims at presenting various artistic positions from the Danube countries, which will be shown in a travelling ex- hibition in 2020 and 2021. What’s more, artists and curators will meet

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  • Wild Islands – Protecting Danube areas across borders

    Wild Islands – Protecting Danube areas across borders0

    DANUBEPARKS, the network of Danube protected areas, was established in 2007. Its aim is to unite all protected areas along the Danube, all facing the same challenges, in order to achieve common nature conservation objectives better and more efficiently through increased cooperation. “Cross-border and transnational cooperation is an indispensable part of this work. Nature does

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  • Schallaburg – a journey along the Danube

    Schallaburg – a journey along the Danube0

    Is it possible to plan a “shorttrip” along the whole Danube? Thanks to a current exhibition in Schallaburg in Lower Austria, it is! Danube Connects has set out on a journey from the Danube’s mouth to Schallaburg and on to Donaueschingen to discover the secrets of the second longest river in Europe. “2840 kilometres to

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  • A MILK COOPERATIVE creates prospects  for women in rural Bosnia

    A MILK COOPERATIVE creates prospects for women in rural Bosnia0

    The opportunities for women in rural regions of Bosnia-Herzegovina are limited. This is especially true of women who survived the violent war in their villages in the 1990s, or who fled and returned. 15 years ago, AMICA e.V. began to set up self-organised contact points for these women in the Drina valley (Zvornik region) with

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