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.

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.