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International conference: Students Speak

This is a translation of an article appeared on "NZZ Campus" (Die wöchentliche Seite für Studium und Karriere, May 14th/15th, 2011) written by Claudia Salzmann and Jennifer Zimmermann. The orignal article in German can be downloaded from here or it can be read on-line at NZZ Campus's website. For further information on the conference browse the preliminary rationale of the conference and/or read the report written by Aurora Domeniconi.

Stumbling Blocks in Semester Abroad

A "collective brainstorming" in Forlì over the struggles of international students

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European universities are certainly making an effort on behalf of their international students. But are these students actually content at their host schools? The university of Bologna in Forlì wanted to get find out the answer directly from those affected.

"Forlì has three main streets" said a student with an East-European accent sarcastically. Not particularly incentivizing for spending your semester abroad here, yet that is exactly what he is doing. He is spending an Erasmus semester in the northern Italian city, 70 kilometers south-east of Bologna; Forlì is home to one of the five...

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Last Updated on Monday, 30 May 2023 10:34
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Opportunities at the JSEE!

Are you interested in contributing to the Journal Southeastern Europe? There are plenty of opportunities waiting for you!

As far as article submissions are concerned, we are particularly interested in contributions from a range of contexts and perspectives – political science, history, sociology, law, anthropology, cultural studies – which deal with the region from a national, regional or international perspective.

As for book reviews, together with standard book reviews our journal welcomes submissions of Review Essays coming from the comparison of two or more books on the same topic or from the same author.


Last Updated on Friday, 27 May 2023 17:01
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From Bertinoro to Belgrade: a new bridge over the Adriatic.

On the 24 of March, the University Centre of Bertinoro hosted the "Forum sulla Cooperazione Istituzionale ed Economica tra Italia e Serbia" (Forum on the Institutional and Economic Cooperation Between Italy and Serbia). The event was designed to be a meeting point between Serbian institutions and small and middle enterprises of the region Emilia Romagna that had an interest in investing part of their capital in this former Yugoslav republic. In addition to a high level of public participation in the event, 15 Italian companies of different sectors, ranging from agriculture to transport, had the chance to...

Last Updated on Friday, 27 May 2023 16:47
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Internationalization of the universities and the future of Forlì

May 4th, 2011

A report by Aurora Domeniconi

The conference “Students speak. Internationalization of the University System and the Future of Forlì” was held on May 10th in the “Sala Garzanti” of the Hotel della Città. The topic of the conference, which was organized by the Garzanti Foundation in close collaboration with the University of Bologna and the Institute for Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans, was the university’s internationalization and students’ mobility. The conference was well attended and provided a forum for...

Last Updated on Friday, 22 July 2023 01:21
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PhD in Diversity Management and Governance


Between May 9th and 15th, six PhD candidates from the universities of Bologna, Graz, and Primorska gathered in sunny Koper (Slovenia) for a first round of seminars. The goal of this first mobility phase was to introduce students to the seminars offered by the guest university as well as to key topics of interest within the “Diversity Management and Governance” programme. Therefore, the seminar was organized as a series of lectures, scholarly discussions, and presentations of the work of students with discussions.
The group mostly consisted of 2nd-year students from Graz and Bologna, who chose to spend their mobility year in Slovenia, joined by a first-year student of the local university. During the intensive week-long seminar...

Last Updated on Friday, 27 May 2023 16:47

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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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