The CEI and the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) have announced the winners of the “CEI SEEMO Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism 2019”: Ermin Zatega (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Mubarek Asani (North Macedonia) in the section “Professional Journalists” and Arlis Alikaj (Albania) in the section “Young Professional Journalists”.
On 31 October, the CEI-Executive Secretariat in Trieste hosted a workshop in the framework of the Interreg Central Europe project CONNECT2CE and the Interreg ADRION project Inter-Connect focusing on identifying strategic priorities to improve inland and maritime cross-border intermodal connectivity.
In the framework of the Advanced On-the-Job Training Programme for Young Professionals from CEI Member States, the CEI is offering three fellowships of 1,650.00 EUR per month for a duration of 12 months.
In the framework of the INNOVA.RISKS Project, a Moldovan delegation (know-how recipient) went on a study visit to Italy on 23-26 October.
The Festival Identity meeting took place on 26-28 October 2019 in the framework of the 23rd Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival.
On 18-20 October 2019, BLUE_BOOST project participated at the Rome Maker Faire – the European edition.  Maker Faire  is the greatest show and tell about invention, creativity and resourcefulness, celebrating more than 220 fairs in 400 countries, reaching over 1.4 million attendees globally.
On 15-16 October 2019, Regional Unit of Thesprotia (RUTH) hosted the 4th Steering Committee meeting of the ADRIPASS project in Igoumenitsa, Greece.
The 10th CEI Regional Forum for Health, Wellness & Spa Industry held in Belgrade (Serbia) on 22 October aimed at safeguarding cultural heritage, cultural tourism and development of wellness tourism based on spa heritage and tradition. The mission of the event was to promote sustainable development of wellness and spa tourism by providing know-how transfer based on latest trends and best practice examples.
Under the title "1989-2019 the awakening of the Mitteleuropa, nostalgia for the future", the 15th edition of the Forum held on 18 October in Udine, witnessed the participation of diplomatic and institutional representatives from 14 Central and Eastern European and Balkan countries as well as of representatives from regional/local institutions and academia.
In the framework of the 13th Symposium “Novel Technologies and economic development”, the final event of the SAFEMEAT project was organised in Leskovac (Serbia) on 18 October by the Faculty of Technology in Leskovac, University of Niš, Serbia.
The international “Crossing Borders” conference - held in Maribor, Slovenia on 14-16 October witnessed a wide range of presentations and lectures about: audience development strategies, approaches to increase attendance in theatres and examples of good practice case studies.

On Monday 14 October, the Governor of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region (FVG), Massimiliano Fedriga, paid a visit to the CEI E

On 10-11 October, the Istituto Affari Internazionali and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, organised a CEI Dialogue Forum on Youth in Rome, under the Italian CEI Presidency.
In the framework of the regional project SEE Mosaics: developing a network of mosaic conservation professionals and promoting mosaic heritage in SE Europe, the SEE Mosaics Meeting V “Conservation of mosaic bedding layers – how to preserve” was held in Zaječar (Serbia) on 1-4 October.
Film New Europe (FNE) together with the Warsaw Kids Forum (WKFF) organised an event in Warsaw on 25-27 September under the title “Inspiration day”.  The event supported by the CEI Cooperation Fund aimed at connecting the guests of the Warsaw Kids Forum with leading experts in content produced by child and youth audiences.
Our young professionals Simon Andov and Faris Mahmutovic actively took part in the World Forum in Trieste on 27-29 September. Their paper titled "There’s No time left – climate crises are knocking on our future’s door", mentioned the CEI commitments towards environmental protection and climate change.
Ten Partners of the 4helix+ Project consortium met in Ancona on 25 September for their 4th Steering Committee Meeting. The Partners reviewed the state-of-the-art of the Project, paying particular attention to the implementation of the 48 small-scale innovative projects that have been recently awarded with a EUR 10.000 4helix+ Innovation Voucher each.
The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the CEI Member States gathered in New York on 25 September 2019 for their traditional meeting on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly (74th Session).
Ivan Shopov, born in 1987 in Skopje, North Macedonia, graduated from the “Blazhe Koneski” Faculty of Philology in Skopje, general and comparative literature section.