The CEI Award 2020 at the Trieste Film Festival goes to Marko Škop from Slovakia for his film Let there be light/Nech je svetlo. It was presented by Zoran Jovanovic, CEI Deputy Secretary General, on the occasion of the awarding ceremony in Trieste on 20 January.
The Festival Identity meeting took place on 26-28 October 2019 in the framework of the 23rd Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival.
The 10th CEI Regional Forum for Health, Wellness & Spa Industry held in Belgrade (Serbia) on 22 October aimed at safeguarding cultural heritage, cultural tourism and development of wellness tourism based on spa heritage and tradition. The mission of the event was to promote sustainable development of wellness and spa tourism by providing know-how transfer based on latest trends and best practice examples.
Under the title "1989-2019 the awakening of the Mitteleuropa, nostalgia for the future", the 15th edition of the Forum held on 18 October in Udine, witnessed the participation of diplomatic and institutional representatives from 14 Central and Eastern European and Balkan countries as well as of representatives from regional/local institutions and academia.
The international “Crossing Borders” conference - held in Maribor, Slovenia on 14-16 October witnessed a wide range of presentations and lectures about: audience development strategies, approaches to increase attendance in theatres and examples of good practice case studies.
In the framework of the regional project SEE Mosaics: developing a network of mosaic conservation professionals and promoting mosaic heritage in SE Europe, the SEE Mosaics Meeting V “Conservation of mosaic bedding layers – how to preserve” was held in Zaječar (Serbia) on 1-4 October.
Film New Europe (FNE) together with the Warsaw Kids Forum (WKFF) organised an event in Warsaw on 25-27 September under the title “Inspiration day”. The event supported by the CEI Cooperation Fund aimed at connecting the guests of the Warsaw Kids Forum with leading experts in content produced by child and youth audiences.
Ivan Shopov, born in 1987 in Skopje, North Macedonia, graduated from the “Blazhe Koneski” Faculty of Philology in Skopje, general and comparative literature section.
The three-day event on 29-31 August, supported through the CEI Cooperation Fund in Petrovaradin (Serbia), gathered international experts/professors/researchers in Central Europe who shared their know-how on the topic of preservation and sustainable management of architectural heritage.
The training programme for young artists and students ‘Two Open Weeks of Plavo Theatre 2019’ held in Belgrade at the Plavo theatre on 7-20 July, witnessed the presence of around 30 participants from 14 CEI countries.
Strengthening Regional Cooperation Including Central Eastern Europe was the main objective of the workshop, organised by the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the University of Ss.
Under the inspiring topic “Effervescible. Seeking ongoing relevancy”, the 9th CEI Venice Forum for Contemporary Art Curators from Central and Eastern Europe was held in Venice, on 9 May, at the premises of the Academy of Fine Arts.
The International high-level Conference on “Inter-basin Cooperation on Marine Litter: a focus on the Danube River and the Black Sea” took place in Sofia on 4 April. The event was organised by the Organisation of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) and the International Centre for Black Sea Studies (ICBSS).
The CEI Award 2019 (3,000 EUR) at the Trieste Film Festival goes to the Serbian film director Želimir Žilnik “for his aesthetic and intellectual consistency that have made him a leading author of Yugoslavian cinema.
The Regional Conference on Fostering social inclusion and integration of asylum seekers and refugees in the Western Balkan region and other CEI countries was held on 5-7 December in Belgrade, Serbia.
In the framework of the CEMAN-Central European Music Academies Network, established in 2016 under the initiative of the Trieste Conservatory of Music G. Tartini in cooperation with the CEI, the cross-border CEMAN Orchestra was created with the aim of promoting talented young musicians giving them the chance to share professional experience and participate in international music events.
Representatives of CSOs within the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) and the CEI Member States, met in Sofia on 15 – 16 October 2018 to take part in the debate of the 5th Danube Participation Day, on 17 October and the 7th Annual Forum of the Danube Strategy on 18-19 October under the Bulgarian Presidency.
The International Centre for Underwater Archaeology in Zadar, in cooperation with the Croatian Ministry of Culture, organised the international conference “Underwater Cultural Heritage in Europe Today” in Zadar, Croatia on 25-27 October 2018.