Programme overview

Simultaneous translation English-German and German-English for the introduction and the keynote lectures!



08.45 – 09.05


Introduction and Interactive Opening

Carmen Stadelhofer, President of ILEU e.V./DANET e.V.

09.05 Opening address:

Gisela Erler, State Counsellor for Civil Society and Civic Participation of the State Government Baden-Württemberg (video message)

Dr. Andreas Weber, Baden-Württemberg Stiftung, Head of Education

Prof. Dr. Michael Weber, President Ulm University

09.20 Introduction

Ivo Gönner, Ex-Lord Mayor of Ulm – People and Cultures along the Danube – a Hope for Europe

09.35 Plenary lectures:

Moderation: Thomas A. Vilgis, Professor of Theoretical Physics at Mainz University, Head of the Food science and statistical physics of soft matter group, Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research

Prof. Dr. Gunther Hirschfelder, Comparative European Ethnology, Regensburg University, The Eating culture of the Danube World: differences-transitions-common features

Prof. Dr. Franz M. Wuketits, Prof. of Philosophy, Vienna University, How humans became what they eat: The evolution of human nutrition

Tamara Ognjevic, Artis Center, Serbia – Serbian Medieval Feast ~ From Image to the Table

Short discussion

10.45-11.15 Coffee break
11.15- 12.10 Dr. Ursula Hudson, President of Slow Food Germany, Political   and ecological impact of Traditional Food

Dr. Nadezhda Savova-Grigorova, President of the International Council for Cultural Centres, Sofia, The Bread Houses Network: a model for community building, therapy, and social entrepreneurship through


Srdjan Stanković, Director of Supernatural, Belgrade – Natural, Cultural  & Profitable- how to fundraise for natural and cultural activities  in the Danube region and make them sustainable


Short discussion

12.15-13.15 Lunch
13.15-14.30  Get to know each other – Project partners present their work, Part 1
14.30-15.00  Get to know each other – Project partners present their work, Part 2
15.00-15.30 Coffee break
15.30 -16.45 Working Groups

1.     Interactive methods for intergenerational learning, moderated by Dušana Findeisen, University of the Third Age Slovenia

2.     How to save cultural heritage of every days life, moderated by Tamara Ognjevic

3.     Social entrepreneurship – how to get profit of existing competencies, moderated by Nadezhda Savova-Grigorova

4.     Discovering  soft tourism as a new concept of learning, moderated by Srdjan Stanković, Supernatural Belgrade

5.     Promotion of active aging and social impacts in the Danube Region, moderated by Tihomir Ziljak, Introduction using the example of Chitalista, Bulgaria, by Emilia Lissichkova

6.     Transnational learning by active use of social media, moderated by Markus Marquard, ZAWiW, Ulm University


16.45-17.00 Short reports and conclusion
17.00 End of the conference
19.30 Social Evening in the Haus der Begegnung

With „Saitenspringer“ and „Ernie’s Kleine Salonmusik“