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Bulgarian highly skilled labour migration to Italy

The features of an untapped brain gain

November 2011 | #17

by: Mr. Gianfranco Brusaporci
PhD Fellow
New Bulgarian University and Université Catholique de Louvain
pp: 21
ISSN: 2038-632X


Nowadays, a strategic highly-skilled migration policy is crucial for every country. A knowledge based economy represents a real business and a long term investment for the future; a highly skilled labour force is the true added value to each market, Italy is still working on implementing a new strategy for a more flexible and more internationalised society to adapt its labour force to the real global competitiveness. Although in the last decades the number of migrants in Italy has widely grown - there are around...

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 November 2023 12:10
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Alexander Dubček, l'Italia e l'Europa

Venue: San Domenico Museums (Forlì)
Period: Nov. 15, 2011 - Dec. 11, 2011

In the 90th anniversary of Alexander Dubček's birth, the Istsituto per l'Europa Centro-Orientale e Balcanica together with the Municipality of Forlì organize an exhibition to commemorate the Czechoslovak statesman. The exhibition will consist of 90 panels of iconographic material divided into three different sections devoted to Dubček's biography, the connection between the statesman and Italy and the main events of the Prague's Spring respectively.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 November 2023 09:04
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NEW Scholarships SOON AVAILABLE for mobility starting in Autumn 2012!
Call for applications will open on November 8th, 2011, at 00:01h and closes on February 1st, 2012, at 23.59h!

Join Eu-SEE Scholarship scheme is designed for students and staff members from Western Balkan countries wanting to study at an EU University, and for students and staff members from EU partner Universities wanting to study at a Western Balkan partner university.

Mobility is envisaged for all levels of studies: Undergraduate, Masters, Doctorate, Post-Doctorate, and Staff. Besides a monthly allowance and tuition fee, the scholarship will include travel costs and medical insurance. Students and faculty members of all partner universities...

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 October 2023 11:47
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Changes in Russian foreign policy discourse and concept of "Russian World"

October 2011 | #16

by: Oleksii Polegkyi
PhD candidate
Wroclaw University
pp: 25
ISSN: 2038-632X


The present paper will focus on the analysis of changes in Russian foreign policy discourse and the conception of Russian world as an instrument of new Russian soft power strategy. According to a wide topic of this paper we will have to deal with two main concepts here. One is the concept of discourse or even discursive practice which is theoretical and methodological background for this study, whilst the other...

Last Updated on Monday, 07 November 2023 12:35
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Pecob's papers serier - September 2011 | #15
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Двуязычие и миграции в русскоязычных общностях

September 2011 | #15

by: Monica Perotto
Research fellow
University of Bologna
pp: 21
ISSN: 2038-632X


The aim of this research project ("Bilingualism and migration in different Russian speaking settings") is analyzing contemporary Russian speaking communities in different social and linguistic settings in order to identify divergent or common features, concerning language maintenance vs. decay, group integration (or assimilation) vs. insertion without integration. The method of Linguistic Landscape, which is here applied to these two settings, gave interesting results. The same survey...

Last Updated on Sunday, 02 October 2023 21:56
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PECOB's call for papers

The Scientific Board of PECOB announces an open call for papers to be published with ISSN 2038-632X

Interested contributors may deal with any topic focusing on the political, economic, historical, social or cultural aspects of a specific country or region covered by PECOB.

Potential contributors must submit a short abstract (200-300 words) and the full text, which can be in English as well as any language from the countries covered by PECOB.

Upcoming deadlines for submitting proposals are:

January 31st, 2011
June 30th, 2011
November 30th, 2011

All texts must comply with PECOB Submission Guidelines (

All proposals, texts and questions should be submitted to Ms Aurora Domeniconi, PECOB Coordinator, at:

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