Danube: future aims at developing interdisciplinary research and education in the DRB simultaneously as a basis for the solution of pressing environmental issues and a sustainable future of the region.
The Danube Strategy developed by the European Commission, is addressed by Danube:Future in multiple ways, potentially contributing to all 4 priority areas. As a project of enhancement of knowledge it is based in Pillar 7 “To develop the knowledge society :research, education and ICT”, with an aim to contribute to the goals of priority area 2: Results will be useful for the restoration and maintenance of the quality of waters, for the management of environmental risks and for the preservation of biodiversity, landscapes and the quality of air and soils. Within Priority areas 1, a particular contribution can be to culture and tourism. Danube:Future is an investment into people and skills, therefore also connected to Pillar 9 of priority area 3.
The DIANET International School
From 2013-2015, the University of Trieste, in cooperation with Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt and the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences of Vienna (BOKU), offers a unique opportunity for young career researchers to familiarize themselves with issues pertinent to the sustainable development of the Danube River Basin. DIANET International Schools are held in the beautiful town of Gorizia in Italy. In 2013, the core teaching offer will be Interdisciplinary Studies. In 2014, the focus will be on the role of natural heritage of the Danube River Basin for sustainable development, while in 2015 the role of cultural heritage for sustainable development will be the focus.
For more information please visit: http://www.danubefuture.eu/