Interdisciplinary Methods for the sustainable development of Danube Region, Gorizia, 13rd - 22nd April 2013


Paoletti Sergio


Panariti Loredana


Brumat Stefano, Frausin Diana


Winiwarter Verena

The 2013 DIAnet International School, its aims and principles against the background of the sustainability challenges of the Danube River Basin

Project proposals

Barna Cristian Radu, Čjepa Damir, Codromaz Federica, Gajski Goran, Kodnik Danijela, Kopliku Dema, Kulyk Nataliya

Workgroup A. BioBricks. The Fate and Effetct of Sewage Sludge-Based Bricks on Human Health and Water Resource Quality

Bikit Kristina, Gueorguiev Tzvetelin, Hajdarih Avni, Maras Ivana, Zádori Iván, Zilahi Péter

Workgroup B. Green and Integrated Transport on the Danube River, Extending and Enhancing the Existing Motorail (Car Trains) System in the Danube River Basin (Drb)

Bossi Emanuele, Gierlinger Sylvia, Kišjuhas Aleksej, Morić Milovanović, Oros Sršen Ankica, Žikovšek Darja

Workgroup C. Implementing organic food production in the DRB

Basha Rozafa, Galànti Júlia, Savi Tadeja, Škorić Marko, Tahir Nuri Ali, Tošić Marina

Workgroup D. Artificial Green Floating Islands

Dato Gaetano, Hill Katalin, Mavelli Massimo, Pop Ana-Maria, Torkar Gregor, Zwitter Žiga

Workgroup E. Argonauts – Restoration of Ancient Inland Waterways to Promote Sustainable Tourism in Borderlands

Crupi Valentina, Dima Ştefana Maria, Galesic Morena, Mihalca Izabela Amalia, Palenčikovà Zuzana

Workgroup F. DeWOS (Danube Wellbeing Operation System), The Development of a Decision Support System for Wellbeing in the Danube River Basin

Perini Giorgio

EU Macroregional Strategies

Zaccaria Claudio

Acknowledgements and Farewell


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.