In the framework of the project funded through the CEI Know-How Exchange Programme - ITALY on  “Good Governance and Anti-Corruption Civil Society Initiate: Capacity Building for Monitoring SOE Governance in the Energy Sector”,  the Second Re
The final event of the FUELPAGE project consortium, the Second Capacity Building Training Workshop, was held in Belgrade on 20 September, at the premises of the Embassy of the Czech Republic.

The European Movement in the Republic of Macedonia (EMRM), in cooperation with the Institute for Geostrategic Research and Foreign Policy – IGRFP of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, organised an international conference in Skopje, Macedonia on 20 September.
 
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Igor Crnadak, opened the gathering held in New York on 22 September.

He informed participants on the activities planned for the rest of the year under the BiH CEI Presidency, and announced the CEI Summit taking place in November.

Altogether 29 students, including 27 participants from 8 CEI countries, benefitted from the interactive programme of lectures, round tables, seminars and workshops held by over 25 professors and guest lecturers during the 22nd CEI International Summer School on “Minorities, Kin-States and Territorial Cooperation”,  in Bertinoro, Italy on 12-16 September.

Leading experts and interested participants in the field of mosaic conservation gathered in Ohrid, Macedonia on 14-17 September on the occasion of the 3rd edition of the regional meeting SEE Mosaics “New perspectives and challenges in mosaic conservation”.
 
On 19 September 2016 at the “Salone del Parlamento” of the Castle of Udine - the Project COME-IN! (Cooperating for Open access to Museums – towards a widEr INclusion) co-funded under the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Programme was officially launched.
 
For the fourth time, the Straniak Academy for Democracy and Human Rights in Ulcinj, Montenegro has welcomed students from CEI Member States in the Western Balkan region and other countries.

This year’s event, held on 4-17 September, offered high-quality academic education as well as a platform for networking and interdisciplinary exchange on European values for international experts and students.

A loan to a leading producer of children’s plastic toys in Belarus will introduce new energy efficient technologies to the local manufacturing sector. Following an energy efficiency audit funded by the CEI Fund at the EBRD contributed by Italy, the EBRD is extending a 10 million euro loan to PP Polesie JLLC (PP Polesie), a leading producer of children’s plastic toys in Belarus.
The 31st Vilenica International Literary Festival, organised by the Slovene Writers’ Association and the Vilenica Cultural Association from Sežana, took place on 6-11 September 2016, in various locations (Ljubljana, Sežana, Lipica, Maribor, Celje, Koper, Trboljve, Štanjel, Bilje, Lokev, Trieste, and the Vilenica Cave).
SULPITER (Sustainable Urban Logistics PlannIng To Enhance Regional freight transport) has been developed to support policy makers in improving their understanding of the Functional Urban Area freight phenomena in an energy and environmental perspective, enhancing their capacity in urban freight mobility planning in order to develop and adopt Sustainable Urban Logistics Plans – SULPs. This way, the project will contribute to the EC ambitious goal of CP2 free city logistics to be reached by 2030.

Tanja Bakić, born in 1981, is a Montenegrin poet, literary scholar and translator who writes on music. She graduated with an MA in English Language and Literature from the University of Montenegro. She is a member of Bloomsbury, one of the UK’s leading publishing houses. She was a speaker at the William Blake Colloquium at the world-renowned Tate Britain gallery in London, where she also held a poetry performance.
Graphsens project aims to develop new graphene-based hybrid sensors for the detection of various environmental pollutants as a research platform for the transfer of the best European practices from the Laboratory for Nanostructure Epitaxy and Spintronics on Silicon (L‑NESS), Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy, to the University of Novi Sad (UNS), Serbia.
 
Over the last years, the CEI has promoted several actions in support of sustainable energy and the development of bioeconomy within its area. It is actively involved in three FP7 projects, “S2BIOM”, “EBTP-SABS” and “Danube-INCO.NET”, with strong complementary objectives in the above-mentioned fields.

Over 60 final-year bachelor’s and post graduate students as well early-career professionals with basic knowledge in econometric methods, attended the Roundtable held in Skopje on 6 July aimed at increasing public awareness of and interest in the gender and motherhood wage gaps in Macedonia.

The official opening of the Mittelfest Festival - scheduled from 16 to 24 July - took place in Cividale del Friuli (Udine/Italy) on Saturday, 16 July 2016.
 
On 11-15 July, the MUN Slovenia Club (MUNSC), an NGO within the youth section of the United Nations Association of Slovenia, organised the MUNSC Salient 2016 edition at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ljubljana under the honorable patronage of the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor.

Following the launch of the KEP AUSTRIA project on  “LCA – GHG emissions of RES production and utilization in Serbia – RESEnviro”, in February, the representatives from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences – BOKU, Austrian know-how provider and the Serbian recipient institution, the Faculty of Technical Sciences of the University of Novi Sad  are successfully carrying out activities as planned.
Within its successful activity in the field of EU project management, the CEI Executive Secretariat (CEI-ES) has launched a new initiative in support of accessible tourism, which represents a relevant opportunity for CEI Member States.

For the third time the annual event Fest Anča welcomed video game creators from Central and South Eastern Europe as part of the Game Days programme in Žilina, Slovakia on 1 - 2 July. Besides bringing together creative minds, professional creators and  aspiring game developers, the Fest Anča Game Days introduced the thriving games industry to the public.

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