Regions are the future of Europe.
Connected by the Danube and beyond, the people of Central and South-Eastern Europe share a
common cultural heritage and face similar regional and global challenges. Democracy, freedom,
equality, the rule of law and human rights, as well as universal European values, flourish through
dialogue and discourse. To preserve and build upon these morals, cooperation and
communication across borders are the key to a democratic, peaceful and sustainable European
The Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe offers a wide range of expertise from
around the region and beyond.
Since 1953, the IDM’s experts and networks have provided a platform of profound knowledge
and offered a multitude of expert views on the grand challenges of our time by looking beyond
clichés and biases, creating sustainable cooperation across borders and barriers, as well as
promoting free and open discussion and peaceful solutions. By doing so, the Institute serves as a
multilateral hub for a democratic and resilient Europe.
The IDM is regional cooperation!