In the framework of the AI-NURECC initiative
Migration issues in the Balkans
Monday 17 September to Saturday 22 September 2018
Ancona, Italy

Organisers: UniAdrion, Marche Polytechnic University

Lecturers (to be completed):
Maurizio Fermeglia, University of Trieste
Giulia Bettin, Marche Polytechnic University
Stefano Bianchini, “Alma Mater Studiorum” University of Bologna
Sanja Kajinic, “Alma Mater Studiorum” University of Bologna
Simona Mameli, Institute for Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans
Lodovico Gherardi, Coordinator of the managing Authority Unit, ADRION Programme
Marco Zoppi, “Alma Mater Studiorum” University of Bologna

The school intends to provide an intensive training course for students, young researchers and officers who are interested in the current economic, socio-demographic and political situation of the Balkans. This year the main focus will be on migration-related issues. Lectures will cover topics such as the economic impact of international migration, migration flows in the Adriatic-Ionian region, reconciliation in the post-Yugoslav space, deliberation across deeply divided societies, European territorial cooperation.
The school is open to 30 students from all countries (priority will be given to the EUSAIR countries). Students are expected to attend the school full time.
The school is organised as part of the AI-NURECC initiative (, which UniAdrion is a partner of, funded by the European Commission. It will encourage an integrated dialogue with young people coming from the Adriatic Ionian region to promote the European Strategy for the Adriatic Ionian Region (EUSAIR) with the final aim of introducing young people to the decision-making processes, thus matching the existing gap among Adriatic Ionian young generations and the EUSAIR institutional and technical structures.
For further and updated information, for the full programme of the school and teaching material, please refer to the following web sites: or

The school is targeted to 30 students in economics, sociology, political sciences and related disciplines as well as to young officers working for institutions operating in the Balkans and dealing with migration-related issues.
Priority will be given to students coming from universities belonging to the UniAdrion association and to students/young officers coming from the countries covered by EUSAIR (Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia).
The participants will be selected on the basis of their CVs and their research/professional interests.
Geographical balance will also be taken into account in the selection process.

Applications and deadlines
The application form can be downloaded from UniAdrion website ( and must be submitted by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. together with a CV.
The deadline for submission is July 30, 2018. Applicants are invited to keep strictly to the deadline.

All the lectures will be delivered in English.

Fees and Scholarships
Registration fees, including meals and accommodation, will be covered by the organizers.
Travelling expenses will not be covered, each student will be responsible for the organization and payment of the travel to and from Ancona.

Declaration of attendance
At the end of the school the participants will receive a declaration of attendance issued by UniAdrion and by Marche Polytechnic University, specifying the duration of the school and the related learning outcomes.

The school will take place at Domus Stella Maris ( in Ancona.
Local information will be provided to participants in due course.

Cultural activities
During the week cultural activities will be organized for the participants, including visits to Ancona historical centre and sorroundings.


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