Mag. Georg KRAUCHENBERG
Historical, cultural, geographical, scientific and economic conditions have always offered the
opportunity for cooperation in the Danube Region and in Central Europe. The IDM has been
dedicated to this for decades.
After the fall of the Berlin Wall, the countries of the region undertook an extremely dynamic
development. Close cooperation took place in many areas. The majority of the countries are now
members of the EU, while others are candidates for accession. The resurgence of the common
Danube Region and Central Europe has largely become a reality.
This must be preserved and defended. Especially in the present time of new centrifugal forces and
a changed environment, the intensification of regional cooperation, as is being done by the IDM,
is particularly important and motivation at the same time.