„Share your personal cultural treasureConnecting Danube Neighbours by Culture“ (CODANEC)

Project duration: October 2019 – December 2021

Preserving cultural heritage in art and culture is not just a matter of museums. Everyday culture has many facets and is connected to the people who live it.

The project is about finding out what kind of regional or national cultural treasures are for individual groups or individuals worth to preserve and give to younger people for the future, how they maintain the selected cultural assets, how they pass them on, what changes they have undergone in the course of history, what transformations are conceivable.

The CODANEC project aims to make visible the knowledge and skills of older people from the Danube countries who contribute to the preservation of material and immaterial cultural assets. At the same time, the project is intended to build a bridge to the younger generation, who will contribute their own ideas on the subject of cultural assets.

Through intergenerational cooperation and the exchange of groups from different Danube countries, the interaction with traditions, customs and values is to be shaped in a new way.

The use of new media should contribute to visualisation and at the same time strengthen the media literacy of the participants. A photo competition and mini-projects will be announced in order to activate many people from the Danube countries, from all age groups, ethnic groups and social classes. Qualification training in photography and filming of short video clips will be provided. The results will be presented at public events. Moreover, there will be international partnership meetings and opportunities for exchange, e.g. within the framework of the Danube Festival Ulm/Neu-Ulm.
A intergenerational and transnational conference on the topic, a photo exhibition and the Danube-Bridge-Breakfast will be organised.