13 January 2020
Haus der Europäischen Union, Vienna, Austria
Keynote speech: Ivan KRASTEV, Permanent Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM), Vienna, Chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies, Sofia
As part of the IDM and DRC Jean Monnet Project “From Fictional to Functioning Democracy (FIFUDEM)”, the conference brings up the problem of fictional democracy - a new form of façade democracy that produces illiberal fictions of democracy. It aims at creating new visions for actively committed citizenship in a functioning democracy, embedded in a common and inclusive European Union. In order to achieve this, academics and researchers specialised in EU matters, as well as civil society activists, stakeholders and practitioners and EU representatives are invited to develop strategies of strengthening active and participatory citizenship and functioning political communication methodologies.
The Danube Rectors' Conference Secretariat is operated by the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM). The IDM has received the Jean Monnet funding from the Erasmus+ Program of the EU Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency for the project
"From Fictional to Functioning Democracy: Developing Concepts and Strategies for Inclusive and Participatory Europe (FIFUDEM)".
FIFUDEM will be conducted at the IDM in the period from 2019 to 2022 and within this framework, the DRC represents the main project partner as well as the main tool of dissemination of the project’s results.
In the context of the DRC Annual Meeting 2019 the Danubius Award Ceremony took place on 7th November 2019.
We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Danubius Awards:
Danubius Award 2019
Prof. Ing. Jiří Balík, CSc., dr.h.c.
We kindly ask you to save the date for our next Annual Meeting to be held at the University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania on 6. - 8. November 2019.
"Consolidating the Role of Universities in Innovation Ecosystems:
Challenges and Future Developments"
The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission has opened a Call to access JRC Research Infrastructures for Training and Capacity Building for Enlargement and Integration
Countries to the:
Nanobiotechnology laboratory (NanoBiotech): 2019-1-TCB-NanoBiotech
Call closing 03 June 2019