The idea

Communication across borders

Danube Camps

The age we live in demands one essential skill: Communication. We need it for everything in life and it’s getting more and more important to be able to communicate across borders, with people from other cultures, speaking different languages.

With science and technology the possibilities to communicate multiply. Knowing how to handle them, how to behave and to protect yourself and others is fundamental.

That’s were Danube-Camps come into action: We want to prepare future generations for those challenges. To be not afraid, but to embrace and enjoy what lies ahead. To be a world citizen.

That's why kids will love Danube-Camps

We love their phones

For two weeks they will work with their phones and explore how to use them smartly.

Create videos

Videos are great - but how can they contribute, share knowledge without being boring?

Use social media

Social networks will play an important role to share findings and experience - efficiently and safely.

Make friends

Danube-Camps are a social network - creating plenty of opportunities to meet peers to have fun with.

How Danube-Camps work

Communication matters. It's easy. It's fun.

In the International Danube-Camp the kids will group into teams. Two teams of two different countries will use their phones to work on projects. Together they will explore, find solutions or get to know more about their countries and share their experience with the public by creating photos and videos.

Danube Camps
Danube Camps

The project topics

That's what kids can expect at Danube-Camps - two weeks packed with exploration and fun!

Science

Get to know what scientists in your and the other countries are doing at the moment and learn about their discoveries.

Nature

Analyze meadows and woods and identify the wildlife and plants together with your friends of other countries.

Technology

Build a model transport ship that can cruise along the whole Danube from the Black Forest in Germany to the Black Sea in Romania.

Language

Learn the most important words in the language of your neighbours and create a video to share with others.

Food

Cook a meal together with your friends exploring dishes from other countries and eat until your belly explodes.

Culture

Explore how the people in other countries live, how their school system works, what they dream and are proud of.

Fun

Danube-Camps are fun and this project is all about it: Collect the best and most typical jokes of the other countries and present them.

Art

Paint, draw or take pictures of land marks in your country and find similarities and differences with those of your neighbours.

The Danube region

Originating in the Black Forest, the Danube flows through or touches the borders of ten European countries – that’s more than any river in the world – before emptying into the Black Sea after 2.857 kilometers.

The Danube unites twenty countries, considering all the tributaries. Therefore the Danube region is not only a melting pot of different cultures, its river basin is also the most biodiverse region of Europe.

The diversity of cultures, languages and nature of the Danube region is a perfect foundation for the intentions of Danube-Camps. What do we really know about our neighbours? There are many differences but we also have a lot in common.

Let’s find out together! May future generations get a better understanding of each other, being curious about different cultures and open to surmount expected obstacles.

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Partners and sponsors

Logo IDM - Institut für den Donauraum und Mitteleuropa

Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe

It not only takes a village to raise a child, it’s also fundamental to have partners on great endeavours. Danube-Camps are grateful to be inspired by and work together with the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe, represented by former Austrian vice-chancellor Dr. Erhard Busek.

The Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM) addresses current questions regarding the Danube region, Central, and Southeast Europe to enhance knowledge about this region and promote and develop good neighbourly relations.

Dr. Erhard Busek, IDM Chairman
Dr. Erhard Busek, IDM Chairman

Danube-Camps is officially part of Erasmus+

Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Its budget of €14.7 billion will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, and gain experience abroad.

Set to last until 2020, Erasmus+ doesn’t just have opportunities for students. Merging seven prior programmes, it has opportunities for a wide variety of individuals and organisations.

We are very happy that in 2019 #DanubeCamps is part of #Erasmus+ with support from #JugendInAktion!

Logo of Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (Wirtschaftskammer Österreich)

Introducing the first sponsor of Danube-Camps: The Austrian Economic Chambers

“It is very important to me to intensify the economical contacts as well as getting the youth excited about Central Europe and the European idea itself. Therefore I congratulate you to this project with its objectives and very much hope that it will succeed.” – Christoph Leitl, president of the Austrian Economic Chambers (Wirtschaftskammer Österreich, WKO)

Danube-Camps very much appreciates the gesture as it is an important step for the project and we are delighted to share the enthusiasm for the European idea, planning to contribute as much as possible.

About us

This is us and we love this project.

Peter Rebernik

Peter Rebernik

Generally speaking – my dad is a universal enthusiast. Do you know those people who are able to communicate their passion in a way that you just can’t resist? That’s him.

Besides that he worked for international companies, was one of the first to introduce personal computers to the wider public in Austria, has been director of the “Vienna Technical Museum”, founded amazing organizations like “Eusea” and conducted five ScienceWeeks@Austria.

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But who cares? First and foremost he made “Life is one of the best” our family motto – and as there is only one, that’s like “42” for the human mind.

That’s why. Danube-Camps are bound to be.

Still, there is something missing, right? The Adam of all Eves, the glue for everything – my Mom Christa, of course. There would be nothing without her, and we know it.

Stephan Rebernik

Let’s face it: Stephan is my son – and it might seem no wonder that I feel great about him.

He worked in many IT-companies, small as well as large with an international staff, developing websites, with commercial mediation. But his main and widely regarded talent is photography, creating pictures with refreshing points of few, from different angles and telling their stories which in combination with his passion for writing also led to some engagements as a journalist.

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And, he has taught me many things: How to discuss controversial issues in depth with respect regarding any opponent, how to find completely new and refreshing arguments and for his joy to sit down and have a good time.

I admire him for his always new, motivating and amazing ideas.

Something missing? Yes, his brother Chris. Different in business, but the same in kindness and full of life. Well, I like to be their father very much.

Stephan Rebernik

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