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MAiA - Mirees Alumni International Association

Find out more about MAiA and our Alumni

From the academic year 2013/14 MIREES can rely on the cooperation of MAiA, the official MIREES Alumni International Association.

MAiA was founded in 2012 by an enthusiastic group of MIREES graduates and thanks to the support of the MIREES partner universities, with the purpose of creating a solid platform to link the former students of the Program among themselves and to their Alma Mater. The Association aims at sharing expertise and career achievements of MIREES graduates, supporting the program’s dissemination worldwide and backing internships and employment opportunities.

In March 2014 MAiA became an official associate partner of the Program and after the elections of its first Executive Board held on July 2014, the Association presented to MIREES international faculty a solid agenda of goals for the mandate 2014-17.
MAIA’s priorities are divided in three pillars:

  1. Actively supporting MIREES promotional strategies
  2. Boosting the networking among graduates
  3. Fostering the employability and self-employability of MIREES alumni

During the first year of its activities, MAiA realized and launched a number of projects, among which:

  • the first Census of MIREES graduates;
  • the editorial co-management for the publication of best MA theses;
  • the alumni sponsored panel at Association for the Study of Nationalities European Conference 2016;
  • the new formats of the graduation ceremony & the welcoming day;
  • the joint open lectures;
  • the joint film screenings ‘’The Choice’’ and ‘’Sarajevolution’’;
  • the collaboration with online newspaper East Journal;
  • the MIREES ambassadors promotional event at Saint Petersburg State University;
  • the workshop on ‘’Project Writing & Fundraising’’ with Mladiinfo International;

In light of its mission and achievement, MAiA represents a crucial partner and testimonial for MIREES, playing an increasingly key role for the advancement of the Program in relations to the changes in the international labour market, through its contact with the alumni, stakeholders, external actors and employers, with great mutual benefits both for the Program and for all MIREES degree holders.

MAiA is open to all MIREES graduates, who are de facto considered “Members” of the Association enjoying full affiliation. The “Members” are regularly updated about the Association’s development and ongoing projects through the official Newsletter. At the same time MAiA welcomes the active collaboration of MIREES graduates and offers the opportunity to become “Active Members”. Active members enjoy the possibility be part of the decision making process; to apply for the part-time rewarded contributions; to run for the elections. The same benefits are granted to Honorary Members. Active Members, representative of the Executive Board as well as the honorary members, form the MAiA Advisory Board, which constitutes a joint consultancy body for the shared governance of the association.

MAiA Organizational Chart

Executive Board

Valentina Gilardoni, President 

Faris Mahmutović, Vice-President

Elsa Pacella, Treasurer

Caterina Ghobert, Secretary

Adriano Remiddi, Counsellor

Advisory Board

Bojan Bilić, Marzia Bona, Serena Bonato, Giovanni Cadioli, Valentina Gilardoni, Claudia Pretto, Diana Lember, Miloš Janićki, Irina Korovinskaya, Aleksandar Kostadinov, Katarina Kreceva, Milan Milenković, Lara Otonicar, Adriano Remiddi, Giulio Di Stefano, Gian Marco Moisè, Arianna Scroccaro, Josipa Rizankoska, Maryana Kuzio, Biljana Spasovska, Claudia Palazzo, Raffaele Mastrorocco, Elsa Pacella, Caterina Ghobert, Faris Mahmutović, Alessia Carrino, Gianmarco Riva, Sara Scardavilli, Arianna Scroccaro, Natalia Scandurra.

For any enquiry, comment or proposal, please contact:
School of Political Sciences, Forlì Campus
Via Giacomo della Torre, 1 - 47121 Forlì (Italy)