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From Ljubo Karaman to Marie Curie: success of a NEWFELPRO young researcher

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Ivana Nina Unković, one of the first NEWFELPRO fellows in the outgoing scheme, along with successfully implementing her project, is active in networking and visibility of the NEWFELPRO project from the very start. This conservator and restoration expert attended the EU-Russia Researchers' Mobility Forum, forum on mobility of the researchers organized by the European Commission, where she presented her NEWFELPRO project. She also presented her project at the conferences in Vienna and Sankt Peterburg.

In October 2014, Marie Curie Actions Alumni Association published an interview with Ivana in which she described her peculiar path to NEWFELPRO and experience she gained from implementing her project. She also have an insight of her future plans. The whole interview is available at the following link. Universitas, University of Split's newspaper, also published an interview with Ivana (you can read it here).  

At the moment, Ivana is one of the organizers of the Second International Conference for PhD candidate and young doctors of science „Crossroads: East and West (Cultural contacts, transfers and interchanges between East and West in the Mediterranean). On an institutional level, the Conference is being organized by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of Split, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of Ljubljana and Centre for studies on iconography of Rijeka's Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. This way, Ivana successfully connected her host institution in the outgoing phase with the host institution in the return phase of her project contributing to one of the most important goals of the NEWFELPRO project – international collaboration. The conference will be held on Sept. 17th and 18th 2015 at the Split's Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences's premises. The abstract of the conference is available here.

To conclude, it is worth mentioning that Ivana was selected as a Fellow of the week Marie Sklodowska – Curie Actions  for October 2015 and her profile will be published on the Facebook page of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. Ivana is also invited to a congress in Egypt: "COnservation of Architecture". As such, she is a great example of an excellent young researcher in humanities who contributed to not only competitiveness of that field, but also to the visibility and quality of Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions and NEWFELPRO.