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L’Istituto per l’Europa Centro-Orientale e Balcanica

con il patrocinio del

Comune di Forlì - Assessorato alle Politiche Sociali

Conferenza finale del Progetto Europeo



Luogo: Sala Randi, Comune di Forlì, via delle Torri n.13

Data: Mercoledì 25 novembre 2015, dalle 15,00 alle 17,00


Introduzione e saluti

Presentazione dell’istituto dell’Europa Centro-Orientale e Balcanica.Presentazione dei risultati del Progetto di&di;



Dott. Raoul Mosconi, Assessore alle Politiche sociali

Prof. Stefano Bianchini, Co-direttore dell’Istituto per l’europa Centro-Orientale e Balcanica

Rappresentanza dal Punto Europa - Forlì (da definire)

21th CEI International Summer School

Managing Diversities in Democracy: Minorities, Territories, Self- Determination


The Istituto per l’Europa Centro-Orientale e Balcanica (IECOB) is glad to announce the 21th CEI International Summer School ”Managing Diversities in Democracy: Minorities, Territories, Self- Determination”, organized in cooperation with the European Regional Master’s Degree in Democracy and Human Rights in South East Europe (ERMA) and sponsored by the Central European Initiative (CEI).

Description Activities

The 21st CEI International Summer School has been designed to address and discuss the challenges faced by the European and Nation-State governance in relation to Enlargement and Integration policies and the role played by the attractiveness of Self-Determination, territoriality/non territoriality, Multi-Ethnic societies in contexts culturally encompassed in the democratic framework

New Conceptualizations

The school will also focus on the new conceptualizations (such as métissages, cultural nomadism, interculturality, diversity management and deliberation) and existing legal, social and cultural instruments for the protection of minorities in the broader sense. The CEI instrument for the Protection of Minority Rights is a crucial reference in this regard, and its content will be scrutinized during School sessions, by stimulating an exchange of ideas between generations, between youngsters and experts.

New Actions

We expect to outline potential new actions against discriminations of diversities and in support of reconciliation, in the perspective of a common European citizenship within the framework of the European Enlargement policies and in relation to the recent political crisis in Ukraine (but potentially also in other European contexts).


Three pillars have been identified as School focus: (1) the relations between Minorities, Territorial integrity and inviolability, Self-determination rights; (2) the role of kin-states and their minorities in the process of reconciliation and memory reconstruction; (3) the challenges to democracy stemming from diversities, their management, and in relation to the consolidation of a common European citizenship.

Developing Tools

The School will provide frontal lessons, class discussions, collective presentations and round tables with a strong interdisciplinary approach. Simulations will be carried out on Innovation and Creativity in Problem Solving, Developing a Multi-Cultural Mindset and Deliberative democracy – developing tools for a new approach to governance and decision making.

Our Team


    • Maria Grazia Bartolini, University of Milan, Italy
    • Nina Beljaeva, Higher School of Economics, Moscow
    • Stefano Bianchini, University of Bologna, Forlì-Campus
    • Viktor Bojkov, European Commission, Brussels
    • Giovanna Brogi, University of Milan
    • Ilcho Cetvanoski, Index for Censorship, Macedonia
    • Rozita Dimova, University of Ghent, Belgium
    • Mychajlo Glubokyi, Izolyatsia. Platform of Cultural Initatives, Donec’k
    • Yarina Grusha, Ukrainian Crisis Media Center
    • Dušan Janjić, University of Belgrade, Serbia
    • Dejan Jović, University of Zagreb, Croatia
    • Sanja Kajinić, University of Bologna, Forlì Campus   
    • Marija Krstić, European Center for Minority Issues, Kosovo
    • Paolo Martino, A Buon Diritto/Amnesty International, Italy
    • Mychajlo Minakov, Kyiv-Mohyla Academy
    • Stanislav Menzelevskyi, Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Institute, Kyiv
    • Rahell Ali Mohammad, A Buon Diritto/Amnesty International, Italy
    • Julie Mostov, Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA
    • Elvira Mujčić, Bosnian-Italian writer
    • Asim Mujkić, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Aleksej Nikitin, Ukrainian Center PEN International, Kyiv
    • Jelena Petrović, Novi Sad School of Journalism, Serbia
    • Francesco Privitera, University of Bologna, Forlì-Campus
    • Marco Puleri, University of Bologna, Forlì Campus
    • Adriano Remiddi, IECOB - University of Bologna
    • Julia Sardelić, European University Institute, Italy
    • Elena Stjazhkina, University of Donec’k


    More information on www.pecob.eu.

Didactic Secretariat

Adriano Remiddi, Coordinator
Sara Severi, Administrative
Sanja Kajinic
Luciana Moretti
Giuseppe Picheca
Marco Puleri
Alina Trkulja

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+39 0543 36304

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Institute for Central-Eastern and Balkan Europe, University of Bologna
Corso della Repubblica 117, 47121 Forlì, Italy

Official language of the school is English!