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“I M A G I N E” Call for Ideas Competition and Call for Proposals for elaboration of logo now open!

The CEI-Executive Secretariat (CEI-ES) is proud to announce the launch of the 2nd 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. It is designed to stimulate the engagement of youth in the Central European Initiative (CEI) and the Adriatic Ionian Initiative (AII) regions in the framework of the United Nations Agenda 2030  for Sustainable Development.

The overall objective of the initiative is to raise awareness of CEI and AII countries’ high school students on the UN Agenda 2030 (UNA2030) and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through a learning process and the participation in this Call designed for stimulating high schools in getting acquainted with the UNA2030 and reflecting on the contribution that they could provide to its implementation at local level.

The 2nd edition of the Call is aimed at receiving ideas from high-school students falling into one or more of the three UNA2030 dimensions: social sustainability, economic sustainability and environmental sustainability.

Eligibility: The Competition is open only to public and private high schools (secondary education institutions) based and registered in a CEI / AII Member State (students from 14 to 19 years of age). The Applicant is to be a representative of the school (teacher, principal, dean).

Submission of ideas: 14 – 28 February 2022.

Deadline: 28 February 2022, 11:59 pm UTC+1).

Compensation: study visits to the UN Headquarters in New York.

The Application Package will be available as of 14 February 2022 HERE.


- Call for Ideas and Award Competition
- Terms of Reference

For more info:

In this context, the CEI-ES is also pleased to announce the launch of a Call for Proposals for the elaboration of an “IMAGINE” logo design to be used for the forthcoming editions of the Call for Ideas.

Applicants (the same as for the above competition) are requested to elaborate a logo that reflects the spirit of “IMAGINE” which is designed to raise the awareness of the CEI and AII countries’ high school students on the UN Agenda 2030 (UNA2030) and its Sustainable Development Goals and stimulate their engagement through a participation in a Call for Ideas and Award Competition.

The logo will have to be simple, modern, vibrant and innovative. It shall be easily recognisable and, as such, should stand out and be different from other logos.

Deadline for submission of logo proposals: 15 December 2021 (23:59 CEST). 

Compensation: The winning institution will be awarded with a total amount of 1,000 EUR.

Application Package with detailed info on main design/submission requirements and related documentation available HERE.

For more info:

Note: Applicants may choose to participate in one or both Calls.



1:00 Introduction by Joana Bala, CEI Young Professional

2:26 First place winning idea of first edition of the Call for Ideas Competition

4:20 Message from Roberto Antonione (CEI Secretary General)

6:36 Message from Nina Kodelja (CEI Deputy Secretary General)

9:18 The SDGs & their Interconnection by Mounir Ghribi (Director of Internation Cooperation, Comunication, Skills Development and Research Promotion)

22:02 From the Apollo Mission to the European Missions for Sustainability by Maria Cristina Pedicchio (Professor of Algebra Department of Mathematics and Geophisics, Univerity of Trieste)

29:58 Second place winning idea of first edition of Call for Ideas Competition


32:11 What is climate change by Florence Colleoni (Researcher in Glaciology, OGS)

36:56 Searching solutions for sustainable sexploitation of aquatic biodiversity by Simone Libralato (Researcher in Marine Ecology, OGS)

43:34 Healthy water, healthy seas, healthy humans by Francesca Malfatti (Professor of Microbiology)

51:45 Third place winning idea of first edition of Call for Ideas Competition

54:20 How May I Help You? By Valeria Di Biagio (Post Doc- Researcher, OGS)


57:57 From Renewable Energy to Deep Sea Mining by Angelo Camerlenghi (Research Director in Marine Geology, President of the Scientific Council of OGS)

1:05:15 Green Cities & Regions: Geothermal Energy Potential by Michele Pipan (Professor of Exploration Eeophisics Department of Mathemetics and Geophisics, Univerity of Trieste)

1:17:09 Seismic Resilience and Smart Cities by Stefano Parolai (Research Director in Seismological Research, General Secretary of the European Seismologica, OGS)

1:20:21 Biotechnology for the SDGs by Serena Zacchigna (Professor of Molocular Miology, Univerity of Trieste, head of the ICGEB Cardiovascular Biology Laboratory)

1:25:43 YOUNG IDEAS FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE by Giulia Massolino (Technologist in Science Comunication, Civil and Environmental Engineering, OGS); 1:28:47 by Ilaria Perini (Cofounder, Trieste senza sprechi), Giorgia Mocilnik (Science Comunicator, Trieste senza sprechi); 1:31:00 by Susanna Labbri (Student at SSLMIT, Trieste)


1:33:48 Circular Bioeconomy for Sustainable Growth by Lucia Gardossi (professor of organic chemestry department of chemical and farmaceutical sciences, Univerity of Trieste)

1:42:32 Zero Waste Goal by Luigi Camerlenghi (Master Student Department of Life Science, Univerity of Graz)

1:45:29 Sustainable City: Hydroponic Urban Farming by Tommaso Pedicchio (Management Engineer Association Progettiamo Trieste)

1:48:55 Fondazione CRTrieste Award

1:50:55 Friuli Venezia Giulia region Award

1:55:11 Closing Message



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