The 5th Forum of the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR) took place in Belgrade (Serbia) on 28-29 January 2021, under the slogan “Strengthening the resilience of the Adriatic and Ionian Region through cooperation“.
We are glad to announce the launch of the Call for Ideas and Award Competition of the initiative “Active Young Citizens for Sustainable Development in CEI and AII areas” designed to stimulate the engagement of youth in the Central European Initiative and the Adriatic Ionian Initiative regions in the framework of the United Nations Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.
Dear colleagues and friends,
on behalf of Adriatic Ionian Initiative Permanent Secretariat, I wish you and your loved ones a very happy Holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.
I sincerely hope that the upcoming year will give us the chance to meet again in person.
We look forward to working with you in the months to come and further enhance regional cooperation for the benefit of the entire Adriatic Ionian region.
The AII and its Permanent Secretariat will act to continue to be an essential tool for fostering regional cooperation by further enhancing policy dialogue among the AII Participating Countries and the Fora of Civil Society (Chambers of Commerce, Cities and Universities). We will continue to support the European aspirations of the Western Balkan countries, fostering a democratic, social and economic development in Europe.
Thank you for your continued support and partnership.
Amb. Giovanni Castellaneta
Secretary General of the Adriatic and Ionian Initiative
Within the larger framework of the online V EUSAIR Forum (Belgrade, 28-29 January 2021), the AII Slovenian Chairmanship in cooperation with the AII Permanent Secretariat and the Fora of Civil Society (Chambers of Commerce, Cities and Universities) is organizing a series of online events. They are going to take place on January 27th and 29th 2021.
The side-events will analyse and discuss the impact of Covid-19 on three main topics: crisis management and marketing communication, women's entrepreneurship, innovation and robotics for the preservation of natural resources.
Within the EUSAIR Stakeholder Platform, Marche Region, Italian project partner of the project “Facility Point-Supporting the Governance of the EUSAIR”, is pleased to invite you to three ONLINE EVENTS on the themes of CONNECTIVITY.
Connectivity as transports and infrastructures, Connectivity as sustainable Adrion-Ionian cycling route and Connectivity as digital innovation for effective solutions to Covid-19 pandemic.
WEBINAR: THE ADRIATIC-IONIAN REGION AND THE WESTERN BALKANS AT THE HEART OF WORLD GEO-POLICY: The EUSAIR Strategy for the infrastructure
The Webinar, organized in collaboration with Forum of the Adriatic and Ionian Cities (FAIC), will analyze the future geo-political scenarios and economic structural changes, with a particular focus on the central role of infrastructural, energetic, transportation and logistics networks. During the event the priorities identified for EUSAIR Pillar 2, Transport Subgroup, for the EU programming period 2021-2027 will be shared.
The second panel of the webinar will explain the proposals for Pillar 2 on the coastal territories of Adriatic-Ionian area, with a focus on Italy and the role of Marche Region.
WORKSHOP: ADRIONCYCLETOUR: an integrated project for the Adriatic-Ionian Region cycle routes
The Workshop, organized in collaboration with the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region and Pillar 2 – Transport subgroup, as part of the activities envisaged by the EUSAIR WorkPlan 2020 TSG 2”- Transport subgroup. The ADRIONCYCLETOUR project, identified as a Flagship project (priority) by the Governing Board of EUSAIR wants to develop the ADRIATIC-IONIAN CYCLE ROUTE which consist of: the cycle lane that runs along the entire coast of all the EUSAIR countries from Italy to Greece (coastal cycle route); its main connections, suitable for cycling, with the internal areas of the EUSAIR countries (cycle lanes of inland penetration).
The purpose of the event is the presentation of the cycle lanes already planned and partly built or in design, which may be part of the ADRIATIC-IONIC cycle route; information will also be collected on technical guidelines for evaluating cycle routes in EUSAIR countries and on funding currently available for their construction in the project area
WEBINAR: CONNECTIVITY AND COVID-19: THE CRISIS AS A FACTOR OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION AND INNOVATIVE ACCELERATOR
This webinar, organized in collaboration with the Forum of the Adriatic and Ionian Chambers of Commerce, is designed to present and discuss effective local solutions to Covid-19 pandemic in the intersection between connectivity, digital innovation, and novel social policies. The future of innovation policies in the EUSAIR area will feature a series of challenges which address development issues related to digitization, blue and green economy, tourism, and wellbeing. The program includes both EU and EUSAIR policy overview and best practice sessions taught by experienced policy makers, med-tech, social-tech, digital technologies, and impact professionals.