Sustainable Development (SD) in the Danube River Basin needs an Interdisciplinary approach. Researchers must be able to identify, analyse and take into account the legacies of the past and the long history of human interactions with the environment in this densely inhabited region. This introductory contribution to DIANET 2013 maps the 7 pillars of the EU strategy for the Danube onto the ‘magic triangle’ of SD. Finding solutions requires understanding the present situation through the study of socio-natural sites. Such sites form by interaction of humans and the river system. Practices result in material arrangements which are created and kept in working condition by human actions. Benign or wicked, short- or longstanding legacies can be distinguished, their fate determines the potential for sustainable futures.
Stefano Brumat, expert in EU Funding he works at the University of Trieste where he attends to the Development and Management
of EU-financed regional and trans-national projects. He is the project creator of DIAnet – Danube Initiative & Alps Adriatic network including the International Schools, and sees to the financial and practical organisation of the Danube:Future project. Diana Frausin, translator and Interpreter between Italian, English and Dutch, she works at the University of Trieste as part of the DIAnet staff, where she collaborates to reinforce the network and supports decision makers, coordinates the relations with the universities of the Danube area, and attends to the analysis and drafting of relevant documentation and communications.
Browsing Interdisciplinary Methods for the sustainable development of Danube Region, Gorizia, 13rd - 22nd April 2013 by Author