Asociatia Pro Democratia

Asociatia Pro Democratia (APD) is a non-governmental, non profit and non-party affiliated organization established in 1990. APD currently has 24 clubs in which more that 1000 citizens (members and volunteers) participate in implementing our projects.

The mission of Asociatia Pro Democratia is to strengthen democracy at national and international level by encouraging civic participation. The main fields of interest of APD are: strengthening the relation between the electorate and its elected representatives, observing the correctness of the electoral process, civic education; citizens’ participation in the process of public policies drafting, the transparency of public institutions and their control by the civil society; protecting human rights.

What we do
APD is involved in programs of civic education and participation at both local and national level, aiming first and foremost at running projects and developing activities that increase the degree of democratic consolidation at the level of communities and of the society as a whole.

Iuliana Iliescu

Novi Sad Shool of Journalism

Novi Sad School of Journalism (NSSJ) is a civil society organization that is dedicated to the development and professionalization of the media scene in Serbia and the region, which respects the values ​​of truth, knowledge and critical approaches in a multilingual, multicultural and multinational environment and fosters a moderate and tolerant dialogue.
The Novi Sad School of Journalism exists from 1996, but is founded as a civil society organization in 1998.
Project activities of the organization are focused on: increasing the professional capacities in the media sector; monitoring and analysis of media content; education of the various target groups about media literacy and advocacy that will contribute to the democratization and development of civil society and the promotion of European values.

Main activities which is NSSJ implementing nowadays are divided in several groups:

1. Promoting media freedom and journalistic professionalism
2. Monitoring
3. Media literacy
4. Production and publishing

For all of these activities NSSJ offers knowledge and skills that promote the communication, which exclude ethnic, religious, sexual, or racial discrimination.

Tijana Femic

Budapest Walkshop

Budapest Walkshop (Sétamühely) is a creative group of artists, scientists and activists. The initiative has 20+ different urban walks on memory politics, minority and gender questions, real estate speculation and other important social topics. These programs

are targeting the locals and their aim is to help the Hungarian society to work with the political-sociologial heritage of the 20th century, two lost world wars and three dictatorial periods – to form a democratic, european, multicultural community from a postdictatorial society.

Our walks are:
– experimental and artistic
– participative, communal and interactive
– interdisciplinary and intergenerational
– self-supportive

Beside the existing programs Budapest Walkshop is functioning as a creative workshop with a wide range of experiments and cooperations. These upcoming programs give new interpretation of the urban space and develop personal attachment to one’s every-day environment.

Lénárd Anna


The World of NGOS

The World of NGOs was founded in 1997 to promote information and networking of civil society organisations in Austria. Activities focus on topics and challenges in the European context like integration issues, civil dialogue, gender equality and citizens’ participation in policy shaping, as well as building bridges between European countries, with a special focus on Eastern Europe.
On the national level, The World of NGOs is an active adviser to public authorities in the field of civic education, European partnerships and volunteering.

Christiana Weidel
The World of NGOs

Danube Connects

danube connects – magazine for the Danube countries

The unique character of the Danube region is made by its diversity of culture, nations, religions, ethnics and languages – and therefore by a lot of different borders, too. Some are real, some are just in mind.
Our aim is to work in a crossborder way to strenghten the diversity and the communication, to foster an open-minded Danube Identity.

Social Media and Information
That´s why we created several information channels like our print magazine or the social media activities on Facebook and Twitter for the entire danube region from ist source to the delta. Our focus is on reporting about civil society activities, european projects, culture, tourism and more topics.
We are an independent team of international journalists, organized in a section of European Journalists Association (EJA). Our magazine danube connects is the only bi-lingual publication distributed in all member countries of the European Union’s Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR). As media professionals we are public relations partners for european co-operations and projects along the Danube and we organize meetings for journalists of the Danube countries to create a powerful Danube Media Network in future.

Sabine Geller,
danube connects


The Center for General Scientific Continuing Education (ZAWiW) stands for the development and implementation of innovative educational programs for (older) adults. The academic weeks, research-based learning, the Ulmer 3-generation university (u3gu) and the “studium generale” are continuous events. In addition, there are practice-oriented research projects, which are focused on subjects like new media, Europe, young and old.

The ZAWiW is part of the Department of Humanities and as such it is responsible for research and teaching in the area of Geragogics and research-based learning.

Belinda Hoffmann-Schmalekow



Associated Partners

NOVI SAD 2021 is a platform for development of creative potentials of Novi Sad. This project should, above else, motivate and inspire both cultural workers and all citizens to re-examine current values and set new goals towards democratic cultural development of the city. Re-examination of modern identity of Novi Sad, revitalisation of cultural heritage, reconstruction of the existing and opening new spaces intended for culture, developing cultural participation of citizens, are just some of the priciples of cultural development that must be adopted in following seven years, on the way to winning this prestigious title.