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A recent initiative supported under the CEI Cooperation Fund in 2023 called "PLAYSERIOUSLY",  has not only generated an innovative psychoeducational video game through a hackathon organised for that purpose, but it also inspired an innovative book titled " Play seriously. The Trasformative Power of Video Games". This significant achievement dives deep into the intricate relationship between media, communication, and culture.

The 1st Committee of National Coordinators Meeting under the Albanian CEI Presidency 2024 at the CEI headquarters in Trieste on 29 February, unveiled a comprehensive agenda of the Presidency aimed at advancing regional cooperation and sustainable development across various sectors.

On 27 February, the partners of the CEI Know-how Exchange Programme (KEP) project titled “Assessing the effectiveness and affordability of tariff-setting methodologies in covering drinking water and wastewater services costs in the Western Balkans” gathered in Brussels to present the results achieved in the framework of this capacity building action.
The Italian Embassy in Serbia hosted the inaugural day of the roadshow aimed at promoting the Big Science Business Forum 2024 (BSBF) in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe.

On 27 February, the CEI Headquarters promoted digital health literacy through a local event for which stakeholders converged to hear about the achievements of the IDEAHL project – Improving Digital Empowerment for Active Healthy Living.

Representatives from Italy, Croatia and Slovenia gathered on 20 February at the CEI Headquarters for the final conference of the project North Adriatic Maritime Incident Response System (NAMIRS).

On 12 February 2024, in a strong appeal for unity and cooperation, CEI Secretary General Roberto Antonione, introduced and moderated the 1st meeting of the Convention for the Strengthening of the Central European Initiative in Trieste.

On 31 January, CEI Secretary General, Roberto Antonione and CEI Deputy Secretary General, Nina Kodelja (Slovenia) welcomed a visit from Gregor Šuc, Consul General of Slovenia.

The CEI-supported Trieste Film Festival -the leading Italian festival dedicated to Central and Eastern European cinema and beyond - took place in Trieste on 19 - 27 January 2024.
Today, CEI Secretary General Roberto Antonione has received a visit from the new Consul General of Romania, Adina Lovin.
The event featured a diverse programme, including presentations on the historical evolution of mental health services in Trieste, roundtable discussions on international cooperation projects, and sessions dedicated to personalised projects, rehabilitation, social inclusion, and psychosocial support.
The final meeting of the Committee of National Coordinators concluding the Moldovan CEI Presidency was held at the CEI Headquarters in Trieste on 15 December.

An Expert Panel, under the theme "Transport Facilitation as a Powerful Tool to Boost Connectivity of CEI Region," unfolded at the CEI headquarters on 14 December.

The CEI-Executive Secretariat has recently participated in the Annual event hosted by the DG-ECHO on the state-of-play of Disaster Resiliance Societies research and innovation which took place in Brussels from 4-7 December 2023.

What are the benefits of investing in internationalisation and student mobility? This was the main topic of discussion at the CEI Headquarters on 12 December, during the international conference organised by ENAIP NET - an Italian Consortium that offers professional training and placement services - in the framework of the MoVET (Mobility for VET in Europe) project. 

The 17th Coordination Meeting of Regional Organizations took place in Ancona, Italy, on 5 December 2023, hosted by the Adriatic and Ionian Initiative (AII) Permanent Secretariat.

The IDEAHL project (Improving digital empowerment for active healthy living) made a significant impact at a recent high-level meeting in Brdo (Slovenia), aimed at strengthening healthcare systems in South-Eastern Europe and beyond.

The 23rd Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention and its Protocols (COP 23) is making waves as the CEI - Executive Secretariat (CEI-ES) takes the spotlight with its contributions towards a prosperous, sustainable and safer Mediterranean.

It is with great sadness that the CEI shares the news of the passing of Ambassador Giovanni Caracciolo di Vietri - an Italian diplomat who served as CEI Secretary General from January 2013 to December 2018.
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