How to ensure essential healthcare services whilst responding to the COVID-19 emergency was the focus of today’s webinar, organised with WHO Europe in the context of the CEI-WHO T

The Southeast Europe Leadership for Development and Integrity (SELDI) anti-corruption initiative held a webinar presenting the State Capture Assessment Diagnostics (SCAD) tool on 30 October 2020 as part of the CEI KEP project “Capacity Building for Implementing Innovative EU Monitoring Tools for Good Governance and Anti-Corruption” funded under the CEI Fund at the EBRD.
In light of the growing number of infected cases and spread of the pandemic, the CEI-WHO designated Task Force (TF) in response to COVID-19 met on 28 October to discuss testing capacities, instruments and solutions adopted in the CEI Member States.

38 representatives from 11 different countries virtually met at a conference today aimed at pinpointing new opportunities for scientific collaboration in the field of solid

The limitations brought by the global pandemic did not break the spirit of the annual South East Europe Media Forum (SEEMF), which took place in a

This year’s online Summer School of the Regional Anti-Corruption Initiative (RAI) maintained its tradition of partnering with national authorities from the RAI Member States and international organisations.
Businesses and partners from Albania, Italy, Poland and Ukraine, met on 20 October in a webinar focused on the exchange of knowledge and the promotion of innovative products for countering the current health emergency.
The Final Event of the 4helix+ project took place on 20 October 2020 in Seville (Spain) and online, gathering around 70 participants all across the Mediterranean. The meeting was organised by the Chamber of Commerce of Seville, i.e. the Project Partner in charge of the project’s results transferring activities.
Cecilia Anesi from Italy and Natalija Jovanovic from Serbia are the winners of this year’s CEI SEEMO Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism, promoted by the Central European Initiative (CEI) and the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO). Esmeralda Keta from Albania will receive a special mention.

No country or health system, even the most developed or sophisticated, can claim to be free of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).

Sensitising the public sector, innovation intermediaries and SMEs towards expanding competencies is the main aim of the Interreg project ACSELL, promoting open innovation ecosystems and integrating the user early in the innovation process following the living lab approach.

In the framework of the 5th anniversary of the adoption of Agenda 2030, we are proud to launch “Contribution of CEI to UN Agenda 2030 and its implementation in CEI Member States”.

The Italian Health Institute (Istituto Superiore di Sanità – ISS), has recently kicked off two projects financed by Italy in the framework of the CEI COVID-19 Extraordinary Call for Proposals. Both actions will implement activities on Distance Learning on Epidemics and Pandemic outbreaks. One will target the countries of the Western Balkans and the other will target Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine.
The CEI is glad to announce a Call for Proposals for the CEI Know‐how Exchange Programme (KEP) with funding made available by the CEI Fund at the EBRD, entirely financed by the Italian Government.
“Will we ever be able to be prepared for a pandemic?” This was the theme of the 7th meeting of the CEI-WHO Task Force in response to COVID-19 emergency held on 30 September.
The Ministers of Foreign Affairs and High-level representatives of the CEI Member States converged in an e-meeting on 24 September to take stock of the latest developments in the CEI region following the COVID-19 pandemic, as we step into the transition to a “new normal”.

Increasing coordination on measures for safe school reopening was the main topic tackled during an e-meeting held in the framework of the

Yasen Vasilev, a 32-year old Bulgarian writer educated in theater academies in Sofia and Shanghai was award

The requests submitted in June by ICARUS (Intermodal Connections in Adriatic-Ionian Region to Upgrowth Seamless solutions for passenger) and MIMOSA (Maritime and multimodal sustainable passenger transport solutions and services) to become EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR) labelled projects, have been successfully accepted.
Yesterday the CEI-Executive Secretariat (CEI-ES) chaired the kick-off meeting and first steering committee meeting of the newly launched MIMOSA (Maritime and multimodal sustainable passenger transport solutions and services).