apply for the 19th drc summer school 2024

Join our DRC Summer School and receive up-to-date knowledge about the political, economic and social challenges of the Danube Region!


Do you have research results about the Danube region that you would like to share? Or would you just like to express your thoughts and learn from experts? What are the strengths and weaknesses of the region? What is the future of academia ahead? Register if you are interested in the region’s political, economic, historical and social processes - discover our workshops and present your ideas and research. In addition, enjoy the gorgeous city of Cluj-Napoca and the social programs including excursions! After the end of the Summer School, the contributions will be included as an article in the scientific journal “Der Donauraum” (“Danube Region”) published regularly by the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM).

application process


  1. Fill out the application form and send the required documents to by 31 May 2024, at the latest
  2. Wait for the decision of the board
  3. Selected participants will be informed on 15 June 2024, at the latest

You can find the application form and more details about the required documents here.



19th DRC Summer School

on Regional Cooperation 


Losing the momentum? 

The Western Balkans and the complexity of today's world 


16-22 July 2024, Sarajevo


Workshop topics:

  1. The Western Balkans and European integration – an unfulfilled promise 
  2. Labour, mobility, manpower – is the Western Balkans turning into a human desert? 
  3. Reconciliation, Resilience, Revenue – role of higher education in South-East Europe 
  4. Glocalization in Europe – has the EU lost the momentum? 

details of the summer school 2024

  • Date: 16–22 July 2024 
  • Application deadline: 31 May 2024 
  • Target group: BA, MA, PhD level students and scientists 
  • Registration fee: none 
  • Accommodation: provided and covered by the organisers 
  • Board: provided and covered by the organisers  
  • Travel: covered by the organisers up to 200 €  
  • Language of instruction: English 
  • Course location: Sarajevo 
  • Organisers: Danube Rectors’ Conference (DRC), Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM), University of Sarajevo – School of Economics and Business 


HOSTING university

University of Sarajevo – School of Economics and Business