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.

An info video to inspire your ideas will be available soon! 

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We have also launched a Call for the elaboration of the IMAGINE logo

Watch the info video below to inspire your ideas!

Table of Contents

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 Roberto Antonione (CEI Secretary General)

6:36 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