“This movie can be (seen as) the Serbian or the Balkan version of Paris, Texas”, (the multi-awarded road movie by Wim Wenders) said Srdan Golubović in describing Otac, which granted him the 2021 CEI Award and the Audience Award at the Trieste Film Festival.
The CEI Covid-19 Extraordinary Call grant awarded to Lviv Polytechnic National University has enabled the implementation of two-fold activities in the fight against the pandemic.
STEMI communication platform, a portal developed by the Slovak med-tech company STEMI global is now available to simplify communication and coordination of professional paramedics and doctors. In particular, the mobile app helps them reduce time delays in the most sensitive cases of STEMI (stroke and trauma).
On behalf of the CEI, I wish to express my heartfelt condolences to the people and authorities of Croatia, in the wake of the devastating earthquakes that are striking the country, causing casualties and sorrow – SG Roberto Antonione

The Montenegrin CEI Presidency 2020 and the CEI-Executive Secretariat (CEI-ES), in cooperation with the UNDP in Montenegro, held a virtual conference on 21 December focused on the

The partners of the Inter-Connect project (Intermodality Promotion and Rail Renaissance in Adriatic -Ionian Region), funded under the INTERREG ADRION Programme,  virtually gathered for their final conference on 10 December 2020.
With the COVID-19 Extraordinary Call the CEI-Executive Secretariat has enabled the Albanian NGO Help the Life Association (Ndihmoni Jeten) to implement the project “Disability E-learning Platform (DEP)”.
After three years of successful implementation, the partnership of the ADRIPASS project (Integrating multimodal connections in the Adriatic Ionian Region), funded under the INTERREG ADRION Programme and led by the Central European Initiative - Executive Secretariat, virtually gathered on 2 December for their final conference.
On 26 November, around fifty participants joined the 1st Webinar of the EU project SUSTOURISMO funded by the Interreg ADRION programme organised by the Central European Initiative – Executive Secretariat (CEI-ES) to get closer to the tourism-sector-related stakeholders.
On 27 November the CEI-Executive Secretariat (CEI-ES) actively participated in the virtual final conference of the BLUE_BOOST project, entitled Boosting the innovation potential of Blue Economy.
The North Macedonian association of businesses and consultancies Kreacija has been able to level up the digital capacities of Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) across the country thanks to the financial support granted through the CEI COVID-19 Extraordinary Call. 

With a total contribution of EUR 470,000, the CEI Fund at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has enabled the implementation of four Technical Cooperation

The CEI-WHO Task Force converged virtually today to discuss ways the pandemic fatigue might be affecting the COVID-19 response among citizens in the CEI region.

On 23 November 2020 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”.
The CEI’s funding granted within the framework of the Covid-19 Extraordinary Call has empowered SCHOOLS.BY to strengthen their online service promoting distance learning in Belarus. In particular, the support has enabled them to develop additional tools in their transition to distance learning.
Congratulations to 11 museums from Austria, Bangladesh, Croatia, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, and Slovenia on receiving the COME-IN LABEL for their efforts in making their structures and exhibitions more accessible for all.
The Ministers of Agriculture from South-Eastern Europe organised by Serbia’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management and the Regional Development Standing Working Group (SWG), virtually gathered for their 14th Annual Working Meeting on 17 November.  
Despite the global restrictions caused by COVID-19, the CEI-supported Festival Identity 2020 workshop held in the framework of the 24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival on 29-30 October had a very positive turnout.
The South-Eastern Europe Health Network (SEEHN) Secretariat, a beneficiary of the CEI COVID-19 Extraordinary Call for Proposals, has unrolled the project “Strong nurses for strong health systems and a healthier world”, a Know-how Exchange Programme activity funded under the CEI Fund at the EBRD. Its first regional webinar “Primary Healthcare as main gatekeeper and crucial systemic element in the COVID-19 containment”, took place on 26 October 2020.
Participants from 14 countries gathered on 10 November to discuss how to strengthen social enterprises’ vision and role by improving knowledge and raising awareness on vital issues in the time of COVID-19.