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The CEI - Executive Secretariat (CEI-ES) has once again supported this year's OberMUN titled "Debating today for a brighter tomorrow". It is the Model United Nations simulation (MUN) that is annually organised by the Trieste-based high school Liceo Scientifico “Guglielmo Oberdan” involving students from various countries.

The KEP Project "Supporting the Albanian Regulatory Authority to improve the efficiency of the wholesale electricity market" started with a launch event and workshop in Tirana on 29-30 March.

Parliamentary Delegations from CEI Member States gathered in Bucharest, Romania, on 27-28 March for the meeting of the General Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Rozália-Ibolya Biró, Head of the Romanian Delegation to the CEI Parliamentary Dimension (PD).

The PROCAREFUL project  -  co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) under the Interreg Central Europe (CE) Programme -  formally started its activities in Treviso on 14-15 March.

On 10 March the presentation of the Concert of Friendship realised by the LIONS CLUB INTERNATIONAL - Committee Lions Club Northern Adriatic through the Music Conservatory "Giuseppe Tartini"  was held at the CEI Headquarters in Trieste.

On 8 March, Secretary General Roberto Antonione opened the final charitable auction event in Milan organised in the framework of the “The Saving Lives humanitarian initiative”.

On 7 March, the CEI-Executive Secretariat (CEI-ES) organised at the European Parliament in Brussels a high-level policy event, “BUILDING AN IDEAHL EUROPE”, focused on digital empowerment and health literacy.

On 28 February and 1 March, the MIMOSA consortium met in Trieste to discuss the final results related to ICT and sustainable multimodal transport solutions to improve cross-border mobility between Italy and Croatia.

A delegation of the CEI-Executive Secretariat (CEI-ES), led by the Secretary General Roberto Antonione, paid a visit to Tirana on 28 February 2023, to meet the Deputy Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of Albania, Megi Fino. A meeting was also held with the Secretary General of the Ministry, Gazmend Turdiu.
A delegation from the CEI-Executive Secretariat (CEI-ES), led by Secretary General Roberto Antonione, visited Belgrade on 24 February to meet with the First Deputy Prime Minister responsible for foreign policy and security and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ivica Dačić.

The 1st Committee of National Coordinators Meeting under the Moldovan CEI Presidency was held at the CEI HQ in Trieste on 14 February.

Today the CEI-Executive Secretariat hosted the presentation of the 3rd edition of the Rainer Maria Rilke International Literary Prize Competition.

The project "Bio.Re.Goal - To enhance the institutional and regulatory framework for organic food production in Albania" concluded its activities yesterday 3 February, with an international conference at Rogner Hotel in Tirana.

As stated by the jury committee “Oranges, chocolates, jeans and plastic dolls arrived in Moldova thanks to all those women who, in the early 1990s, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, left the country to come and work in Italy and abroad. In return, their children sent them video-letters.

On 24 January SG Roberto Antonione took part in the conference “Italy and the Western Balkans: growth and integration”, organised by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Ministry of Economy and Finance, aimed at relaunching Italy's central role in the Western Balkans, and at accelerating the EU enlargement process of the region.

Key players linked to the maritime and transport sector and the academia have recently gathered in Venice and Trieste to attend the last three seminars of the cycle of meetings on “Green Jobs” focused on the ports of the North Adriatic.
The challenges and consequences of climate change such as migrations have brought together governments around the world to advance scientific knowledge and programmatic actions to develop mitigation strategies while promoting sustainable development.

On 14 December, the Committee of National Coordinators gathered at the CEI Headquarters in Trieste for its last meeting,

After three years of fruitful cooperation, the partners of the SUSTOURISMO project, funded under the Interreg ADRION Programme, gathered for their final conference on 7 December 2022 at the Trieste Convention Centre.

The CEI-Executive Secretariat has taken part in the 16th Coordination Meeting of Regional Organisations held at the Permanent International Secretariat of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization (BSEC), in Istanbul, Türkiye on 8 December. 

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