Three meetings to learn - and better understand - the Adriatic-Ionian Macroregion, to offer ideas and food for thought on that area that lies between Italy and the Balkans. The meetings, named "Dialogues between the two shores", organized in collaboration with the Permanent Secretariat of the Adriatic Ionian Initiative, will be held at 6.00 pm at the AII headquarter in Ancona and at the Port Authority premises, coordinated by the journalist Matteo Tacconi, and will see the participation of many international guests.


1st Meeting - August 29th h.18.00 (Central Adriatic Ports Authority seat)

“Ports and transports”

Special guests

Zeno D’Agostino, President of Port System Authority of the Eastern Adriatic Sea, President of Assoporti, the Italian Association of Ports, and Vice President of European Sea Port

Rodolfo Giampieri, President of the Central Adriatic Ports Authority


2nd Meeting – August 30th h. 18 (AII Permanent Secretariat Seat)

“Sustainability and tourism in the Adriatic”

Special guests

Fabio Vallarola – Director of Parco del Cerrano Marine Protected Area and Coordinator of AdriaPan

Marco Affronte – former MEP

Mara Jurisic - President of Pokret Otoka (Croatia)


3rd Meeting - August 31st h.18.00 (AII Permanent Secretariat Seat)

"Adriatic city and identity"

Special guests

Nicola Pedrazzi - Journalist of Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso

Gino Sabatini - President of the Forum of the Adriatic and Ionian Chambers of Commerce

Egidio Ivetic - Professor of modern history, University of Padua