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On 25 October, BIOLOC partners gathered in Brussels to officially kick off their project. On this occasion, the partnership fine-tuned project activities that aim to advance the role and impact of social innovation to revitalise European local communities and accelerate the transition to the circular bioeconomy (CBE).

Working together towards building disaster-resilient societies as a fundamental prerequisite for achieving sustainable development.
In order to give young people in our Member States the chance to submit their ideas and suggestions on activities of their interest, at any given time, the CEI-Executive Secretariat has recently set up a new youth@cei.int mailbox!

On 14 October, the University of Ca Foscari in Venice, a partner of the MIMOSA project, presented the main achievements related to the improvement of cross-border connections between Italy and Croatia as well as studies performed in the framework of the project to reduce the carbon footprint and incentive Intermodality.

Young people are innovators and should be actively promoted as drivers of change and as a pillar for building a peaceful society and strengthening democratic governance.
Local councilors and members of civil society organisations (CSOs) from CEI Member States recently took part in two online modules (15, 16 September) and one offline module (Novi Sad, Serbia on 3-8 October) within a series of courses titled “Boosting social inclusion in see: policy hackathon for municipalities”.

The 2022 edition of the Barcolana Sea Summit organised in Trieste on 5-7 October looks at the need for a holistic and integrated approach to face the complexity of ensuring the sustainability of the Mediterranean - thus putting international cooperation, support to science and technology safeguarding the Mediterranean, and the role of businesses and institutions first-place.

Students and experts in clinical engineering, biotechnology, health informatics and public health from the CEI region gathered in Trieste (Italy) from 26 August to 29 September to attend the X edition of the Spring School on “IoT, economic

Parliamentary Delegations from CEI Member States gathered in Krakow, Poland, on 26-27 September, for their meeting of the General Committee on Cultural Affairs chaired by Tomasz Głogowski, Head of the Polish Parliamentary Delegation to the CEI.
Around 50 delegates representing the Ministries of Health and National Health Institutes from the Western Balkans (WBs) gathered at the CEI headquarters in Trieste, on 28-30 September, for the second CEI-WHO Europe inter-country/area meeting on Scaling-up Strategies for Primary Health Care.

Building on the close cooperation in the area of health between the CEI and WHO Regional Office for Europe, a joint CEI-WHO high-level expert meeting was held on 28 September, in the framework of the Bulgarian CEI Presidency.

A CEI-ES delegation headed by SG Roberto Antonione participated in the UN General Assembly (UNGA) High-level week that took place in New York from 19 to 26 September 2022.

Performing arts professionals and semi-professionals, including actors, directors, theatre artists, dancers and students from Central and Eastern European countries, participated in the Two Open Weeks of Plavo Theatre 2022 in Belgrade on 10-24 September.
In order to pay tribute to one of the greatest inventors of the twentieth century the CEI-ES has recently offered its patronage to the project “Nikola Tesla: tales from the future”, organised by Associazione Culturale Giovanile Serba (ACGS).

On 23 September, the Consortium of the  CEI-led project NAMIRS gathered in Portoroz, Slovenia to examine the state-of-play of ongoing and future project activities, six months after its kick-off.

On 22 October, after one week of joint training at the Conservatory of Music Giuseppe Tartini, 35 young musicians of the CEMAN Orchestra from eleven CEI countries performed at the Trieste Opera House "Teatro Lirico Giuseppe Verdi" for the Trieste Next Festival.

Support to Ukraine; energy and food security; and the European integration, were the main topics of discussion at the informal MFA meeting in New York on 22 September, held on the margins of the UN General Assembly, where the CEI has observer status. 

At the press conference for the launch of the Barcolana Sea Summit, taking place in Trieste at the beginning of October, the NAMIRS project was presented as one of the major joint initiatives for the protection and safeguarding of the sea as a common resource.

The CEI-Executive Secretariat has recently virtually participated in the 72nd session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe held in Tel Aviv, Israel on 12-14 September.

On 8 September, the CEI-Executive Secretariat co-organised the event “Smart Living Environments for Active Ageing” in the context of the EU-funded project ACSELL - ACCelerating SmE innovation capacities with a Living Lab approach.

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