Who we are

Former Trainees Network (FTN) is the Alumni Network of CIHEAM-Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari. The FTN Network is a Mediterranean welcoming; collaborative; helpful; well-connected and well-informed; multicultural and Multilingual; full academic spirit; action-oriented; a good friend and an efficient communicator.

It is aimed to build a Mediterranean Communities of Practices (CoPs) through Information sharing, Knowledge generation, Exchange, Communication, and Dissemination.

With 16.000 Community members and about 10.000 former students (57 countries: 20 from Mediterranean area and 37 across the world), the Former Trainees Network (FTN) is the hub that connects all alumni to CIHEAM-Bari and to each other. The FTN connects thousands of alumni via communication vehicles (e.g. info letters, newsletters, forum, Flash News, etc.).

What do we do


  • Update the database of current and past students profile and keep in contact with them in a meaningful manner;

  • Ascertain what impact the CIHEAM-Bari Actions (Training, Research and Cooperation) have on FS career evolution and progress, recognition of MSc diploma, Research excellence and scientific outputs;

  • Support the Institute in its goals/mission to educate and give the right level of knowledge to all students.



  • Animation of the network and enhance relations between graduates, MAIB Staff professionals, Researchers, students and visiting experts/lecturers.
  • Ensure strong relationships between the graduates (current, new graduates and former students



  • Promote the Institute in the professional Mediterranean area and the world Networks and within the students Institute, Organisation or Companies;

  • Ensure that alumni are well-informed about latest CIHEAM Bari activities and facilitate links and mutual contacts.


Thanks to our local ambassadors and key connectors (Steering Committee composed by 13 volunteers from 11 countries), the FTN organizes and encourage professional, social and corporate events gathering graduates across their country.








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How to join us/subscription

Help desk email


Dr. Noureddin Driouech (PhD)
Coordinator of CIHEAM Bari Alumni Network (FTN)


+39 080 4606203

+39 080 4606267


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