Centro per l’Europa Centro-Orientale e Balcanica

The “Centro” was founded in 1996 by the University of Bologna and the Municipality of Bologna, with the active participation of the European Union, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Emilia Romagna Regional Government, the Municipalities of Forlì, Cesena and Cervia and the Carisbo Foundation. In 2002 the “Centro” was transformed into a consortium of the University of Bologna and IECOB (the Istituto per l’Europa Centro-Orientale e Balcanica). Currently, Stefano Bianchini is the Centre’s president and Francesco Privitera is its director.