On 1 August 2019, Trieste Trasporti and Slovenske Železnice (Slovenian railways) signed the amendment of the

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.
In the framework of the long-standing cooperation between the CEI Secretariat and the CERIC-ERIC, Central European Research Infrastructure Consortium, we are glad to announce the recently launched CERIC-ERIC call for proposals.
Yesterday 17 July 2019, on the occasion of the UN High-level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development 2019, the Central European Initiative – Executive Secretariat, in cooperation with the CEI Italian Presidency, the Italian Permanent Mission to the UN, organised a side-event on  “The contribution of regional cooperation and partnerships to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda: the experience of the Central European initiative (CEI)“.

On 10-11 July, the study visit of the SENTINEL project, co-financed by the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Programme, was organised in Italy.

On the occasion of the meeting of the jury of the CEI SEEMO Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism, held in Trieste on 8 July with the participation of prominent journalists and experts, the CEI Secretariat - in cooperation with the News Agency ANSA - organised a panel discussion open to the local media.

On 3-4 July, the Port of Bar hosted at its premises the fourth steering committee meeting of the project INTER-CONNECT (Intermodality Promotion

On 27-28 June, our EU Project Manager Ugo Poli participated in the 8th Forum for the Danube Strategy, a key event of the 2019 EUSDR Presidency.
The 14th International Distance Education Conference (DisCo) was held in Prague on 20 – 21 June and organised by the Centre for Higher Education Studies and West Bohemia University at the premises of  Microsoft Prague. The event, supported through the CEI Cooperation Fund, gathered about 100 participants from 17 countries worldwide.
On 20 June in Strasbourg, SG Roberto Antonione met with the Council of Europe Group on External relations (CoE GR-EXT), which prepares the decisions of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe in the field of external relations.
In the framework of BLUE_BOOST project, Blue Hackathon - the first “marathon” of sustainable innovation in Friuli Venezia Giulia dedicated to the sea was held in Trieste on 18 and 19 June 2019, at Stazione Marittima in Trieste.
The CEI - Executive Secretariat, in cooperation with ARIES and MareFVG, has organised three BLUE_BOOST Info days in Trieste, held on 29 May, and on 14 and 18 June.
The Third Blue Scenario Workshop of the BLUE_BOOST project was organised in Trieste, on 14 June 2019, at the Headquarters of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The event focused on new activities in the field of Blue Economy and more specifically addressed the topic of marine resources and environmental protection.

CEI DSG Zoran Jovanovic was invited to address members of the Rotary Club Trieste, during their regular meeting held on 13 June.

The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the CEI Member States held their annual meeting in Trieste (Italy) on 12 June 2019 under the Italian CEI Presidency. The gathering - entitled Central European Initiative at thirty and towards the future: common vision, shared values, European standards, strong regional cooperation - was chaired by H.E. Enzo Moavero Milanesi, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy, who reconfirmed his country's commitment to the CEI mission and objectives.
On 5-7 June 2019, the Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce and Industry organised and hosted a Brokerage event, a 3rd Cross-Field Visit and the BLUE_BOOST Project Steering Committee meeting respectively in Thessaloniki, Greece.

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.

The COME-IN! conference held in Trieste on 30 May focusing on accessibility for all in cultural policies gathered representatives of the Ministries of culture of the CEI Member States, as well as delegates for museums, external officials, associations and other international experts on the subject of accessibility.
On 28 May, Chișinău hosted the Final workshop of the SM.Art RI.ver GO.vernance 2.0 Project. The project was supported by the CEI Fund at the EBRD, solely financed by Italy, and implemented through the CEI Know-how Exchange Programme.

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