On 24 January AII SG Amb. Giovanni Castellaneta attended 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.

On 1 January 2023, Croatia adopted the euro as its currency, gradually replacing the Kuna, and fully joined the Schengen area. 

The AII Permanent Secretariat took part in the 16th Coordination Meeting of Regional Organizations held at the Permanent International Secretariat of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization (BSEC), in Istanbul, Türkiye on 8 December. 

The European Council on December 15th, 2022 granted Bosnia-Herzegovina the candidate status for EU membership.

The AII Permanent Secretariat is proud to announce the launch of the 3rd edition of the Call for Ideas and Award Competition “ IMAGINE!” Active Young Citizens for Sustainable Development in Central European Initiative and Adriatic Ionian Initiative Areas. It is designed to stimulate the engagement of youth in the Central European Initiative (CEI) and the Adriatic Ionian Initiative (AII) regions in the framework of the United Nations Agenda 2030  for Sustainable Development.