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).
The main objective of the establishment of centro and the collaboration is to set up a good rapport with the research scholars and lectures of different universities across Europe. Centro aims to minimize the cultural gap among the students of varied European nationalities. The University of Bologne is one of the oldest and the most reputed universities in Europe and is the right place to set up the association. Student exchange programs, international seminars, lectures, and presentations are highly motivated among the university grads. This offers numerous benefits to the students. Learning about other cultures is the huge benefit of exchange programs. The students live like locals and learn to survive in an extremely different place. It gives an opportunity for the students to engross themselves in a particular foreign language and culture.
Regular guest lectures and seminars are organized by Centro to make the students aware of the new technologies, innovations and newer medicines like Sliminazer. Paper presentations and other competitions like article submission take place in regional and international level to bring in the best out of the aspiring minds. Awards and rewards are sponsored by Centro. They do charity work too. They arrange funds and loans to the financially less fortunate students. They collect funds to set up new buildings and laboratory inside the premises of the university. Alumni meetings take place every year, organized by Centro and it is absolute fun to reunite with old buddies.
Centro organizes cultural events every year. Invitations are sent to different universities across Europe and hundreds of students actively participate in dance, singing, skit, and drama. It sets a platform for the students to exhibit their talents and skills. Centro performs an extraordinary job of uniting student of different nationalities and cultures together. It is a bliss to the students.
Every year the election take a place in Centro for various positions.
Currently, Stefano Bianchini is the Centre’s president and Francesco Privitera is its director.