Call for Field Research: The European Union: a bottom up view. Emic interpretations of decline along the Lower Danube.

Danube Seminar and Pilot Field Studies – Summer 2017

1 – 15 Aug. (Module 1); 3-10 Sept. (Module 2)

Yulian Konstantinov, Bulgarian Society for Regional Cultural Studies

Henrik Egbert, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Germany


Full information about the project, including preliminary program, can be found here.


The principal objectives of the events are:

to provide opportunities for researchers from a broad range of social science disciplines (e.g. Sociocultural Anthropology, Sociology, Human Geography, Economics) to participate in a seminar discussion of the proposed topic (Programme, below);

to provide opportunities for pilot field-research (Research Topics and Sites for Pilot Research, below);

to prepare the way for designing and submitting a research-project proposal on the proposed general theme of the events, with a possible additional inclusion of Romania and Ukraine as research sites, and targeting the period 1.06.2018-31.05.2020.
Location and logistics:

The events will take part at a Tent Camp of BSRCS at Km 727 on the Bulgarian bank of the Danube (Google Maps, below). Nearest town: Lom, nearest villages Stanevo (3 km.), Kovachitsa (7 km.). Arrangements for arrival/departure to and from the Camp will be made individually with each participant. We request participants to get in touch with Yulian for further details.


Board and lodging:

There is tent space for up to 10 people at the Camp. Kitchen, electric generator, other basic facilities. We get food and drinking water from the nearby villages, or from Lom. We use water from the river for cooking and washing.

Warning! Participants should be confident that they are not allergic to insect bites. Daily temperatures in August may get over 400 C. Thunderstorms and strong gales, lasting for several days, tend to hit the location at least once during the summer.



The events are self-financed. While at Camp, participants are expected to contribute to daily expenses (food, mineral water, soft drinks, petrol for transport to and from Kovachitsa, fuel/oil for boat, for electric generator, propane/butane for refrigerators, internet wi-fi (if we manage to install it). Judging from experience this should be not more than EUR 15 per person/day, possibly less according to daily/weekly needs. Wine or other alcoholic beverages are bought individually.


Full information about the project, including preliminary program, can be found here.



BSRCS (Bulgarian Society for Regional Cultural Studies), NGO (PIC 923085466),

1000 Sofia, 6 Latinka Str. (Bulgaria). Tel. (+359) 899 175 222.

e-mail (Yulian):


Dr. Henrik Egbert, Professor of Economics. Department of Economics, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Strenzfelder Allee 28, D 06406 Bernburg
Phone: ++49 (0) 3471 355 1332


Full information about the project, including preliminary program, can be found here.