Regina Hellwig-Schmid has been involved in the promotion of international understanding, since 1992. Her first international project with the countries on the banks of the Danube in the year 2000 was pax danubiana – a message in a bottle for peace. 1857 artists from the 10 Danube countries took part. This was followed in 2001 by the first International Danube Conference for Art and Culture in Regensburg with the emphasis on Serbia. Under the honorary presidency of Regina Hellwig-Schmid, the 2nd International Danube Conference for Art and Culture took place in 2003 in Belgrade. In 2003, Hellwig-Schmid began with the donumenta, a series of festivals which continued until 2011 and in which each year the current art and culture across all genres from one of the countries along the Danube were presented to the German public. For her work in the field of peace-promoting, Regina Hellwig-Schmid received many national and international acclamations. The German European Movement awarded her the title of Woman of Europe 2004, the Bavarian Volksstiftung honoured her in 2005 for her engagement, in 2006 she was awarded the medal for special merit in Bavaria in a united Europe and in the same year, for her remarkable contribution to the popularization of art and culture in Bulgaria, she received a diploma and a medal.