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“.

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.

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