Uniadrion History

Adriatic-Ionian Initiative was born with the signature of the “Declaration of Ancona” on May 20, 2000 at the end of the “Conference on development and security in the Adriatic and Ionian Seas” by the Foreign Ministers of the six founding countries, in the presence of the President of the European Commission Romano Prodi.


Ravenna Declaration

On 15 December, with the Ravenna Declaration, UniAdrion, was born  as a Virtual University of the Adriatic-Ionian Region, i.e. a network of the most prestigious universities of the area founded on the initiative of Bologna and Ancona University


Between 1999 and 2001 UniAdrion was joined by two additional Fora of the civil society

The Forum of the Adriatic and Ionian Cities, born in Ancona on the initiative of the administrators of the city itself and of the Italian National Association of Cities  with the approval of the "Charter of Ancona" (30 April 1999), and the Forum of the Adriatic and Ionian Chambers of Commerce, founded in 2001 and uniting the Chambers of Commerce belonging to the coastal regions of the Adriatic and Ionian basin.


A.I.I. (Adriatic & Ionian Initiative)

Permanent Secretariat was settled in Ancona


Constitution of Association

Formal constitution of UNIADRION as Association

Medjugorje Agreement

Medjugorje Agreement between the three Fora for Integrated Secretariat and Actions

Approval of EUSAIR Action Plan

UNIADRION cited in the Strategy as best practice of academic cooperation in the area

2014-2019: ERASMUS MUNDUS project

“SUNBEAM - Structured University mobility between the Balkans and Europe for the Adriatic-ionian Macro-region”

2018-2020: AI-NURECC project

“AI-NURECC - Adriatic Ionian Network of Universities, Regions, Chambers of Commerce and Cities”


2020-2021: FACILITY POINT project

“Supporting the Governance of the EUSAIR: Facility Point”


2020-2023 ERASMUS+

accreditation of ERASMUS+ Consortium “Uniadrion Italy”


2021-2023: AI NURECC PLUS project

“AI-NURECC PLUS - Adriatic Ionian Network of Universities, Regions, Chambers of Commerce and Cities”