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.
In the framework of the Italian CEI Presidency, the Meeting of the Parliamentary Committee of the CEI Parliamentary Dimension under the title “Strengthening the local dimension of the Central European Initiative” took place in Trieste on 27-28 May at the premises of the Autonomous Region Friuli Venezia Giulia.

Public and private institutions registered in a CEI Member State, as well as international and regional organisations, are invited to apply to the 

On 23 May the 2nd Stakeholder’s Roundtable led by the CEI - Executive Secretariat in the framework of the Inter-Connect project was held in Trieste, gathering representatives from the Municipality of Trieste, Muggia and Koper, as well as from the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, Koper Regional Development Centre, Samer & Co, and the Association ViaggiareSlow.
CEI SG Roberto Antonione expresses his condolences on behalf of the Central European Initiative for the death of Gianni De Michelis, Italian Foreign Minister from 1989 to 1992.
On 15-16 May 2019, the 5th Steering Committee Meeting of the project CONNECT2CE led by the CEI-Executive Secretariat was held in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Project partners mainly gathered to evaluate and discuss the concluded and ongoing project activities, as well as to elaborate on upcoming events.
Under the inspiring topic “Effervescible. Seeking ongoing relevancy”, the 9th CEI Venice Forum for Contemporary Art Curators from Central and Eastern Europe was held in Venice, on 9 May, at the premises of the Academy of Fine Arts.

CEI Secretary General Roberto Antonione, during an official ceremony on 14 May, opened a CEI Representation Office in Brussels, hosted by the Liaison

The CEI is glad to announce a new Call for Proposals for the CEI Know‐how Exchange Programme (KEP).

The CEI - Executive Secretariat and the Adriatic and Ionian Initiative (AII) Permanent Secretariat signed a Memorandum of Understanding (

On 6 May, CEI Secretary General Roberto Antonione and a delegation of the CEI-Executive Secretariat (CEI-ES), including Deputy Secretary General Nina Kodelja and Senior Offi

On 3 May, the CEI - Executive Secretariat and the Italian Ministry of Justice (Department of Penitentiary Administration - Triveneto Office) si

On 17-18 April, over 40 experts and practitioners from 15 countries in Central and Eastern Europe, the Western Balkans and South Caucasus gathe

On 18 April, the presentation of an experimental cross-border single ticket to travel on the vehicles of two public transport operators between the cities of Trieste and Ljubljana was opened at the CEI HQ by CEI Secretary General, Roberto Antonione.
On 9-10 April, in the framework of the 4helix+ project, the CEI-Executive Secretariat  - in its capacity as project partner dealing with communication - took part in the Final Blue BootCamp and Transnational Brokerage Event in Zadar (Croatia), organised by the Croatian Chamber of Commerce (project partner).
Prominent science reporters, editors and researchers from the region gathered on Friday 5 April at the Radio televizija Srbije in Belgrade for the first of three Balkan Science Journalism workshops.
The CEI’s annual Steering Committee (SC) meeting and CEI Committee of National Coordinators (CNC) meeting under the Italian CEI Presidency, took place on 10 April at the Headquarters of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London.