The Adriatic Mediterranean Festival - the traditional late summer festival gathering in Ancona musicians, writers and artists coming from all over the Adriatic-Ionian Region and the Mediterranean – took place in Ancona from August 30 to September 3, organised with the support of the AII Permanent Secretariat.

This year's edition was dedicated to the country that holds the current AII Chairmanship, Croatia. Among the various events that recalled the history of the country, a meeting awarded the Adriatic Mediterranean Price to Mr. Joze Thomas, President of the Forum of the Adriatic Ionian Chambers of Commerce, in the acknowledgement of the work done with dedication and passion for the benefits of citizens and companies of the Adriatic and Ionian region.

The event participated by the Presidents and Secretary Generals of the three Fora of Civil Society and by Ms. Pansegrau Hadrović, as Chairman-in-office, shed light on the importance of regional cooperation and raised awareness on AII and EUSAIR among the many participants.

Call for cross-border mobilities for young students from Universities associated with UniAdrion

24 July 2023 – 31 May 2024


The “Western-Balkanship” Project is an internship program that allows university students to carry out mobility periods in companies and institutions from the Adriatic-Ionian Region. The pilot project funded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) through the Permanent Secretariat of the Adriatic Ionian Initiative. It aims to strengthen cooperation between countries and create opportunities for hosting entities by welcoming students from numerous universities to their organizations.

This project represents an excellent opportunity for companies registered in the Chambers of Commerce of the Area, as well as institutions themselves, to get in touch with young resources from numerous faculties of UniAdrion network.

The Fora of Civil Society (Forum AIC and UniAdrion) have been called to implement the project that will give the Students from UniAdrion Universities the possibility to carry out a three months cross-border mobility in selected companies from the Adriatic and Ionian Area

For each selected student (one student from each UniAdrion University), financial support will be provided by the implementing partners (Forum AIC and UniAdrion) to partially contribute to the student’s livelihood during the mobility period. The students will also be covered by insurance for civil liability, accidents at work, and medical health through the implementing partners.

The objectives of the project are: strengthening international cooperation between countries, promoting mobility for structured cross-border mobilities, creating new employment opportunities for young graduates and recent graduates, providing companies with specialised personnel and increasing the economic development of the area.

Discover the details of the call and how to apply: download the CALL FOR APPLICATION and the ANNEXES.

More information can be found at the following page:


To receive more information about the project, please refer to the following contacts of the implementing partners:       
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UniAdrion (for students)
Monday to Friday
from 09:30 to 13:30
phone: +39 (0) 071 2203028/20
Address: Via Oberdan, 8 60121 Ancona (Italy)

Forum AIC (for companies)
Monday to Thursday
from 09:30 to 13:30
phone +39 (0) 071 5898202/289
Address: Largo XXIV Maggio, 1 – 60123 Ancona (Italy)



The Sarajevo Declaration has been adopted on the 24 of May 2023 by the high-level political representatives of the AII/EUSAIR participating countries following the 8th Adriatic Ionian Council / EUSAIR Ministerial meeting.

Please find here the Declaration.

The upcoming Conference on "Strong Women for a stronger Adriatic-Ionian Region", which will take place in Zagreb on July 4-5, aims to celebrate the diversity and strength of the Adriatic-Ionian region by showcasing remarkable individuals who play a vital role in its growth and prosperity. The organizers firmly believe that by emphasizing the achievements of strong women in particular, they can pave the way for a more robust and empowered Adriatic-Ionian region.

Here the Agenda, which provides an overview of the conference topics and activities.

Register for the conference here.

Logistical information are available here.

Save the date and be part of this exceptional event. Join us in Zagreb to gain valuable insights, forge new connections, and contribute to the development of our vibrant region. We look forward to welcoming you and sharing this exciting journey together.


The AII Permanent Secretariat is proud to announce the winners of the 2022 edition of the Call for Ideas and Award Competition “IMAGINE” Active Young Citizens for Sustainable Development in Central European Initiative (CEI) and Adriatic Ionian Initiative (AII) Areas (deadline: 28 February 2023).