Project Title: Western Balkanship 

Type of action: Pilot project funded by Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI)

Budget: 25.000€

Duration: 24 July 2023 – 31 May 2024 

Coordinator: Permanent Secretariat of the Adriatic Ionian Initiative Foundation (PS AII)

Partners: Association of the Adriatic-Ionian Universities (UniAdrion) and Forum of the Adriatic-Ionian Chambers of Commerce (FORUM AIC)

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General objectives:  

The project aims to carry out about 50 cross-border mobilities of students from the Universities associated with UniAdrion at companies located in the countries of the Adriatic-Ionian Area. The proposal is therefore suitable for promoting a mutual exchange between the two sides of the Adriatic and Ionian seas. The cross-border mobilities will have a total duration of 90 days (3 months) to be carried out by May 31, 2024, depending on the choice of the student and the availability of the host company. For each selected student, financial support will be provided to partially contribute to the student’s livelihood during the mobility period. 

The objectives of this project are many: strengthening international cooperation between countries, promoting mobility for structured cross-border mobilities, creating new employment opportunities for young graduates and recent graduates, providing companies with specialised personnel and increasing the economic development of the area.