The Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (CIS), University of Sarajevo, in partnership with the Department of the Legal Studies, University of Florence, opened the Call for Applications for the FLORENCE WINTER SCHOOL 2018: EUROPEAN VALUES, FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS AND HUMAN RIGHTS (Florence, Italy from 12th to 16th of February 2018) on the 18 December 2017. The Call was closed on the 15 January 2018. The selection of the candidates is finalized on the 18 January 2018.

We wish to thank all who applied for their interest and congratulate the selected students. Students, which have not been selected this time, are warmly invited to apply for the follow-up event: Sarajevo Summer School 2018 which will be held at the CIS in July 2018.


The list of the selected students can be found here: SELECTED CANDIDATES_ 18.1.2018.


The school is organized by the Department of Legal Studies of the University of Florence within the ROSAE PROJECT: ROME AND SARAJEVO FOR EUROPE – A EUROPEAN “TREATY” OF AND FOR THE CITIZENS celebrating the 60th Anniversary from the adoption of the Treaty of Rome in 1957.  The aim of the school is to look at the Treaty and its legacy and evaluate its actuality, modernity, perspective of evolution; historical memory and future vision; multiculturalism and interreligious dialogue. The school will focus on the origins and the current processes of the European integration as well as its future.

The School will consist of 3 morning sessions (lectures and workshops) and three afternoon sessions: the first devoted to the visit to the EU Archives at the European University Institute, based in Florence; the second one dedicated to a cultural visit of the city center; the third one will be dedicated to a public round table on the core values of European integration. A supervisor will follow attendees for all their stay in Florence and will assist them for any needs.


RoSae PROJECT is funded by the European Union and Coordinated by the Roma Capitale – The City of Rome; with the participation of the University of Sarajevo, University of Florence, City of Sarajevo, the Istituto di Istruzione Superiore Statale Cine-tv Roberto Rosse and the Indire Istituto Nazionale di Documentazione per l’innovazione from Rome.

The title of the project “RoSaE” recalls at the same time the Latin origin of Rome and the artistic installation called Sarajevo Roses (concrete scars caused by a mortar shell’s explosion that was filled with red resin to remember the civilian victims during the siege). Inspired by the experience, past and recent, of the war which concerned both cities, this project aims at promoting the values of the pacific coexistence among peoples in an European perspective, by developing an ideal bridge between the capital of a founder country and the capital of a country having the potential accession candidate status.

The project raises awareness about the importance of the four freedoms introduced by the Treaties of 1957, as well as their essential contribution to the growth of a multicultural, democratic and free Europe where people can live peacefully. In the context of the celebration of the sixtieth anniversary of the signing of the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community, the two cities share the spirit that inspired the Six, the founding states of the EU and at the same time, reflect on the perspective of a revitalization of the project of a European integration.


CIS will arrange the travel Sarajevo-Florence-Sarajevo for all participants from the University of Sarajevo, with the bus leaving from Sarajevo on February 11th in the afternoon and the return on Friday – 15th of February 2018. The University of Florence will arrange and cover for the accommodation and meals. Students will stay in double, triple and quadruple rooms at the Foresteria Valdese, located in the centre of Florence. The School will take place in the University of Florence Campus,, located in the Area of Novoli, 15 minutes by bus from the city center.

Contact persons:

University of Sarajevo: Alina Trkulja

University of Florence: Chiara Favilli

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