Research power along the Danube

Confluence of Sava river and Danube in Belgrade (c) Wikipedia


Between its source in the Black Forest and its mouth on the Black Sea, the Danube traverses 2,872 kilometres and shares shores with ten countries. The Danube Rectors' Conference (DRC) is a strong network of almost 70 universities in this region. Our aim is to improve higher education in teaching and research, and the advancement of our member universities by establishing sustainable contacts.


The DRC is Affiliate member of the European University Association (EUA)

News from our network

See below the latest news and browse in our archive.


For news from our Presidency, please click here.

Residency Scholarship 2019 Sharing Future



of the International Elias Canetti Society


Funded by the Danube University Rectors' Conference



The Canetti Artist Scholarship is aimed at artists from all over Europe. The fact that it

is also advertised to artists from neighboring countries, from the Western Balkans and

from Turkey, should, in particular, provide opportunities for international, artistic

exchange. Various different forms of arts should be fostered by the scholarship:

Painters, photographers, writers, performance artists, translators and musicians can

apply for it.


The slogan of the scholarship - Sharing Future – aims at a collaborative creation and

cooperation for a joint Europe and a common future.


The scholarship is advertised for one month a year.


More information can be found below:

Announcement residency scholarship.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 157.5 KB

New members of the DRC network

During the General Assembly on November 9, 2018

the admission of two applicant universities was approved,

so the DRC network has two new members:


University of Applied Sciences Ulm


Technical University of Cluj-Napoca 


We warmly welcomes the new members to our network and look forward to future cooperation!

Public online consultation on new EUSDR Priority Area 7 Actions

On behalf of the Priority Area 7 “Knowledge Society” of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region, you are invited to participate in a public online consultation related to the EUSDR Action plan revision. By participating in this consultation process, you can contribute to creating new PA7 actions and therefore suggest relevant topics in the areas of research, education and ICT.

The online consultation survey is accessible here.

This questionnaire contains altogether 5 questions (none of them compulsory) and its completion takes approximately 15 minutes.


We will appreciate receiving your feedback before January 4th, 2019.


Thank you in advance for your time and contribution!


Best regards,


Dijana Štrbac

PAC`s Support Team

EUSDR Priority Area 7 Coordinator Office


Eurograduate survey


The European Commission is delighted to announce the launch of the pilot Eurograduate Survey, which will lay foundations for European-wide comparable data on graduates, their transitions to the labour market, their mobility across Europe and their role in society overall.



Over three decades of co-operation in higher education through the Erasmus programme and the Bologna process, universities in Europe are co-operating more than ever to offer a positive student experience and equip them for the future.


But after university, how are our graduates doing? It is with this in mind that the European Commission is delighted to announce the launch of the pilot Eurograduate Survey, which will lay foundations for European-wide comparable data on graduates, their transitions to the labour market, their mobility across Europe and their role in society overall.


This overview is essential for understanding the interactions between education and employment, and for ensuring high quality and relevant higher education is offered to students across Europe. While graduate tracking measures exist in many different forms across Europe, this marks the first attempt to paint an EU-wide picture of the post-graduation landscape.


JRC interactive software tool Story Map

For the 7th EUSDR Annual Forum in Sofia, JRC prepared an interactive software tool Story Map on tourism in the Danube region.


EU-funded projects on tourism, cultural heritage and arts, bike routes and wellness resorts are among the highlights of an interactive Story Map on tourism in the Danube region, launched by the JRC at the 7th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) on 18th October 2018 in Sofia.

It is an innovative way of displaying various datasets linked to various policy issues in an accessible and attractive way. It takes the viewer on a journey along the Danube river and the countries it borders and flows through.


The Story Map gives a snapshot of the rich heritage of the Danube region and the potential of its tourism economy. It also allows users to learn about the cultural heritage initiatives supported by the EU in the region and the links between cultural and natural heritage.


As said by Commissioner Tibor Navracsics in his speech, the Story Map "showcases our beautiful Danube region and also gives an overview of some of the main challenges facing it."

proESOF Call for Proposals

This call for proposals, launched by the TESI Local Programme Committee, aims to collect ideas and to support the development of initiatives which will enhance dissemination, education, networking and training from now until ESOF 2020.

In particular the call collects and evaluates three distinct groups of initiatives:

  • proESOF events 2018-2020 preferentially in the North-East of Italy and Central and Eastern European areas
  • Science in the City Festival, Trieste ESOF 2020 (three weeks from June 27 to July 18, 2020)
  • Draft proposals for the official call of ESOF 2020 Trieste (Call in January 2019)

You can find more information on the website of proESOF.


The call will stay open from February 2018 to March 2020.

Call for contributions for 2019 EUA Annual Conference

European University Association is pleased

to invite you to participate in the call for contributions

for the 2019 Annual Conference on


Driving innovation in Europe’s universities”.


The event will take place at Sorbonne University

in Paris, France on 11-12 April 2019.

The EUA Annual Conference will explore university strategies in shaping today’s innovation, as well as that of the future. Through plenary and breakout sessions of various formats, including audience participation, the conference will provide insight into policies and practices that empower universities to be places where innovation and entrepreneurship thrive.


EUA is accepting proposals for presentations and interactive workshop sessions.

The deadline is 8 January 2019.


The call for contributions includes further instructions on how to prepare a proposal as well as access to the online submission tool.


On the event webpage you can also find more information about the event, including the preliminary programme.


For further information, please write to