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The principles for chronic wound treatment are not included in the curricula of doctors and nurses worldwide, which leaves health care professionals largely on their own when grappling with educational development.
The CEI-funded project within the COVID-19 Extraordinary Call/Know-how Exchange Programme, PPE HEALTH PORTAL, has created a reference portal for the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) sector and telemedicine solutions.

With a total contribution of over EUR 220.000, the CEI Fund at the EBRD will enable the realisation of six capacity building projects that will be implemented in the period 2021-2022.

Opened by Minister of Foreign Affairs Đorđe Radulović, the 1st online Committee of National Coordinators Meeting under the Montenegrin CEI Presidency 2021 (24 February) presented the priorities and programme of events envisaged for this year.   
“This movie can be (seen as) the Serbian or the Balkan version of Paris, Texas”, (the multi-awarded road movie by Wim Wenders) said Srdan Golubović in describing Otac, which granted him the 2021 CEI Award and the Audience Award at the Trieste Film Festival.
The CEI Covid-19 Extraordinary Call grant awarded to Lviv Polytechnic National University has enabled the implementation of two-fold activities in the fight against the pandemic.
STEMI communication platform, a portal developed by the Slovak med-tech company STEMI global is now available to simplify communication and coordination of professional paramedics and doctors. In particular, the mobile app helps them reduce time delays in the most sensitive cases of STEMI (stroke and trauma).
On behalf of the CEI, I wish to express my heartfelt condolences to the people and authorities of Croatia, in the wake of the devastating earthquakes that are striking the country, causing casualties and sorrow – SG Roberto Antonione

The Montenegrin CEI Presidency 2020 and the CEI-Executive Secretariat (CEI-ES), in cooperation with the UNDP in Montenegro, held a virtual conference on 21 December focused on the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women in the region.

The partners of the Inter-Connect project (Intermodality Promotion and Rail Renaissance in Adriatic -Ionian Region), funded under the INTERREG ADRION Programme,  virtually gathered for their final conference on 10 December 2020.
With the COVID-19 Extraordinary Call the CEI-Executive Secretariat has enabled the Albanian NGO Help the Life Association (Ndihmoni Jeten) to implement the project “Disability E-learning Platform (DEP)”.
After three years of successful implementation, the partnership of the ADRIPASS project (Integrating multimodal connections in the Adriatic Ionian Region), funded under the INTERREG ADRION Programme and led by the Central European Initiative - Executive Secretariat, virtually gathered on 2 December for their final conference.
On 26 November, around fifty participants joined the 1st Webinar of the EU project SUSTOURISMO funded by the Interreg ADRION programme organised by the Central European Initiative – Executive Secretariat (CEI-ES) to get closer to the tourism-sector-related stakeholders.
On 27 November the CEI-Executive Secretariat (CEI-ES) actively participated in the virtual final conference of the BLUE_BOOST project, entitled Boosting the innovation potential of Blue Economy.
The North Macedonian association of businesses and consultancies Kreacija has been able to level up the digital capacities of Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) across the country thanks to the financial support granted through the CEI COVID-19 Extraordinary Call. 

With a total contribution of EUR 470,000, the CEI Fund at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has enabled the implementation of four Technical Cooperation Projects in the Western Balkans in the areas of energy, transport and capacity building.

The CEI-WHO Task Force converged virtually today to discuss ways the pandemic fatigue might be affecting the COVID-19 response among citizens in the CEI region.

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.
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