The Winter School held on 12-19 December gathered 30 students from Albania, Serbia, Montenegro, Ukraine, Croatia and Italy.

It was organised by the Jean Monnet Network Consortium, a network of higher-education institutions including the New York University of Tirana, the Institute of East Central and Balkan Europe (IECOB), the University of Dubrovnik, the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology and the European Movement of Serbia, in cooperation with the University of Bologna. The Central European Initiative and the Emilia-Romagna region supported the event.

During the six days, participants had the opportunity to address and discuss the challenges faced by the European and Nation-State governance in relation to security issues and sociopolitical developments through a two-fold research focus: migration management and security issues on the one side and the relationships between minority and majority groups on the other side.

The School paid special attention to new conceptualisations emerging in academic debates (such as métissages, cultural nomadism, interculturality, diversity management and deliberation), on gender relations, and on the existing legal, social and cultural instruments for the protection of minorities in the broader sense.

The programme of the Winter School, at its 24th edition, included frontal lessons, class discussions, collective presentations and roundtables with a strong interdisciplinary approach. In addition, a one-day cultural visit to the city of Ravenna was organised.

This event was co-funded under the CEI Cooperation Fund.

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