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More than 30 delegates from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Ministries of Health of CEI Member States gathered in Sofia on 28 November to attend the three-day Health Diplomacy Course on Building health resilience in SEE Region through bridging science, policy and diplomacy to advance the SDG Agenda: Health Unites People. 

On 1 December, the CEI-Executive Secretariat reiterated its cooperation with the Regional Anti-Corruption Initiative Secretariat (RAI) with the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

The CEI-Executive Secretariat (CEI-ES) is proud to announce the launch of the 3rd edition of the Call for Ideas and Award Competition “ IMAGINE!” Active Young Citizens for Sustainable Development in Central European Initiative and Adriatic Ionian Initiative Areas.

A delegation from the CEI-Executive Secretariat, led by Secretary General Roberto Antonione, visited Chisinau on 28-29 November for consultations on next year’s CEI Presidency under the Republic of Moldova.

On 21 November 2022 the UN General Assembly, recalling its resolution 66/111 of 9 December 2011 by which it granted observer status to the CEI, adopted the Resolution on Cooperation between the United Nations and the Central European Initiative by a recorded vote of 102 countries in favour to 5 against with 28 abstained. This was the first time a Resolution was put to vote (previous resolutions were consensus-based), since, among other issues, the document reflects the consequences of the Russian aggression in Ukraine.

On 18 November the CEI- Executive Secretariat participated in the high-level Balkan Economic Forum ”For a brighter future” in Skopje North Macedonia.

More than 250 participants attended the XVI South East Europe Media Forum (SEEMF) held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 16-17 November 2022 under the title “The role of media in times of global uncertainties”.

Public and private institutions registered in a CEI Member State, NGOs/CSOs as well as international organisations, are invited to apply to the CEI Cooperation Fund for innovative actions favouring mobility and networking.

The Know-how Exchange Programme project financed by Italy through the CEI Fund at the EBRD successfully concluded its activities yesterday, during a virtual conference where results were presented to sector stakeholders in the two target countries.

Among the various journalists, the CEI and SEEMO have selected Anna Babinets for her long-lasting experience and commitment in investigative reporting as well as for her current engagement in providing evidence of war crimes against Ukrainian civilians.

In Antwerp, Belgium, on 9-10, the Interreg Project ACSELL held a two-day workshop on the Living Lab methodology— led by LiCalab, a research group of the Thomas More University of Applied Sciences assisting busin

The Interreg Adrion Project SUSTOURISMO held its 4th capacity building webinar on 11 November.

Yesterday, on 10 November, more than thirty civil servants from various public administrations of Bosnia and Herzegovina, visited the CEI - Executive Secretariat in the context of the project EU Scheme for Young Professionals in Bosnia and Herzegovina (EUSYP).

From 8 to 10 November the CEI-Executive Secretariat represented the SUSTOURISMO (Sustainable Tourism and Mobility Hand by Hand Development) and MIMOSA (Maritime and Multimodal Sustainable Passenger transport solutions and services) projects at the ECOMONDO Green Technology Expo organised by the Italian Exhibition Group in Rimini.

Stakeholders, entrepreneurs, and strategic foreign investors recently met in Sofia on the occasion of the CEI Economic Forum on The Challenges the CEI SMEs are Facing and the Economic Recovery of the Region organised under the Bulgarian CEI Presidency.

On 7 November 2022, Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nikolay Milkov hosted the annual meeting of the CEI Foreign Ministers in Sofia.

EBRD Green Cities has received support from multi-lateral donors and has attracted significant levels of co-financing, thus expanding the number of cities that can be supported and further raising the level of ambition.
Young entrepreneurs continue facing obstacles in accessing credit lines and expertise to grow their businesses, despite their potential for innovation.
The National Coordinators have recently approved two new Technical Cooperation Projects (TCs), to be funded under the CEI Fund at the EBRD, entirely financed by the Italian Government.
On 26 October, the Bulgarian CEI Presidency - in cooperation with the CEI-Executive Secretariat, and the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe - organised an informal event in the context of the Local Dimension, the youngest operational pillar of the CEI, as a follow up to the discussions held during the 1st CEI Local Authorities Congress in Sofia on 8 June 2022.
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