President Office: Via Ciconi 18 – 33100 Udine
Friuli Venezia Giulia – Italy – Europe
e-mail: aquileianova [@] libero [.] it

Between School & University

In Udine the surviving fourteenth century crests of the Patriarchy of Aquileia and the Kingdom of Bohemia remind of the time when Friuli was the seat of the first University in service of Central European peoples or rather Germanic, Magyar, Slavic and Romance nations. In the twentieth century the Friulian people exceptionally regained the right to have a local University. Renewing the community and participatory plural traditions of original Universities which were mines and training grounds of identity, harmony and citizenship, to repropose now all that to the students of every educational level: this is a specific intention of our Alpine-Adriatic Cultural Civic Movement "Fogolâr Civic" and Friulian University Club "Academie dal Friûl"...

between school & university

By tradition, we culturally promote a "grassroots" renaissance of a sympathetic, free and sovereign COMMUNITY spirit in the bosom of UNIVERSITY, particularly aiming at:

1) a development of the "participatory" consciousness of membership to the "UNIVERSITAS" or university community, which is usually of a cosmopolitan nature and therefore a potential lab of global harmony;

2) an improvement of the cultural and civic bond with a "NATIO" or origin community, in harmony with all identities coexisting inside a university.

We do all that basically through initiatives intent on:

1) an updating of old traditions of mainly student participation in university management;

2) a renewal of historical (disciplinary, territorial/geocultural and generational-based) forms of aggregation and articulation of the university community according with the original Italian and Central European university traditions.

We promote that old double sense of belonging to study and origin communities not only in the bosom of the University but also within the ambit of the SCHOOL and support generally the formation of student guilds in socio-cultural perspective at least after-school, with civic and solidarity spirit.

All that starting from the polyhedric Forojulian region (Friuli Venezia Giulia / Friûl Vignesie Julie / Furlanija Julijska Krajina / Friaul Julisch Venetien) at a crossroads of the European Union on the old Austrian-Italian-Slovenian border, also from the old university heart of the Alpine-Adriatic area as homeland of the first transborder university of Central Europe ("in metis Alemannie Ungarie Sclavonie atque Italie"), which was founded during the Middle Ages in Cividale del Friuli, the original civil capital of the historical Patriarchy of Aquileia. That university was officially recognized by the sovereign Charles of Luxembourg-Bohemia in 1353...