Cooperation in the Adriatic and Ionian seas

June 20, 2019

Hello everybody,

My name is Federica Iudica and I am currently volunteering at the ADRION programme at the Emilia-Romagna Region in Italy. I am from Italy but I have studied abroad at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands.

After a few months of experience in an italian NGO which fosters international cooperation projects I have decided to learn more about how the EU works in practice, thus I decided to apply to be become an IVY Volunteer, and now I can tell it was a great idea!

The ADRION Programme supports projects of transnational cooperation between 8 countries (Greece, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and Albania). One of the things that I like the most about the programme is that I have the opportunity of learning a lot about Western Balkans countries, that I didn’t know so much about before becoming a IVY Reporter.

My mentor worked for a range of other EU Agencies before working at ADRION, therefore I always have interesting insights and stories about the EU projects and her previous experiences. The more I support communication and external relations, the more I enjoy managing different social media platforms and the organization of events. I think that EU regional cooperation has so much to offer but I would say that the general public is not completely aware of it so I am really happy to contribute to its visibility.

On top of this, I really like environmental sustainability issues that the ADRION Programme is supporting through various projects such as ARIEL and HarmoNIA, and I believe I am definitely going to be involved in sustainability in my future career, may it be in a Governmental Organization or in an NGO.

I might take part in the Joint 4th Forum of the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR) that will take place from 7 to 9 May 2019. During the meetings, various stakeholders will discuss topics including Blue Growth in the Adriatic an Ionian Region and the promotion of Sustainable Tourism. I cannot wait to participate to the conferences and meetings, i’m sure it’s going to be really interesting!

I will keep you updated about it!

If you’re interested in learning more about Blue Growth, environmental sustainability and the ADRION Programme, don’t hesitate to visit




Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Please reload

Recent posts

June 8, 2020

Please reload

Please reload

Be social
  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Twitter Basic Square

© 2017 - 2020 Association of European Border Regions

Co-funded by