KEPASS project, focused on mobility and study in the Adriatic area, will start in Triesteon January 17th , with a meeting to be attended by policy makers of education in the countries involved:Albania,Bosnia and Herzegovina,Croatia,Italy,Montenegro andSlovenia. Project leader of cross-border cooperation is Friuli Venezia Giulia Region - Directorate for education, university, research, family policies, association activity and cooperation.


On 18th December will be held in Trieste (IT) the event "Friuli Venezia Giulia and Albania: together for the integration of disability". The event is organised in the framework of the project ADRIA3, financed by the Friuli Venezia Giulia Regional Law 19/2000. This initiative rised from the identification of some common issues of  associations operating in Albania in the context of disability and inclusion of disabled people in work.


Eleven SMEs from Friuli Venezia Giulia Region met thirty companies from Montengro during the business matching activity organised in Podgorica from 24 to 26 September 2012.?The initiative was implemented as part of the project "ADRIA 3" funded by the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia using the funds of Law Reg. 19/2000 and is the result of the fruitful cooperation between Informest (project leader), Unioncamere Friuli Venezia Giulia (with the collaboration of all four chambers regional organizations, coordinated by Aries) and the Ministry of Economy of Montenegro through its Directorate Development of SMEs - NASME.


On June 21st Finest promoted an event dedicated to the future of internazionalization as tool of development for regional Smes. Among the invited speakers of the opening session: Silvia Acerbi President of Informest. Acerbi was invited to give a lecture about the role of Europe and Bruxelles: do they still count as guide for the economic development?Acerbi's speech focused on how and why Brussels' role continues to be crucial - even if we are overwhelmed by circumstances and by the feeling that it is not so anymore.


On 17th of May 2012, it will be held in Gorizia (Italy) the final event of the SEPA project. The project SEPA has started in 2009 and has involved eight territories of the South East Europe area: Italy, Hungary, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Romania, Greece and Serbia. The partnership has been working together since the beginning by pursuing the common objective of improving the socio-environmental impact of the industrial areas through the outline and test of innovative management models and eco-friendly investments.


In the framework of the EU co-funded SEETAC project - South East European Transport Axis Cooperation, the third Transport Ministerial Conference will take place in Athens, on 22 May, gathering transport and infrastructure Ministers or their representatives of Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, namely the SEETAC target countries. Representatives of the European Transport Associations (CER, ESPO and UIC), International Financing Institutions (EBRD, EIB, WBIF, World Bank), European Commission (DG Enlargement, DG Mobility and  Transport) and the SEE Joint Technical Secretariat will also participate in the meeting.

The ministerial meeting will be preceded by the Infrastructure Forum, which will focus on the coordination of planning priorities and investments in the region, and will address issues beyond infrastructure, aiming at efficient multimodal transport operations development, overcoming the existing administrative and border crossing obstacles. The main outcomes of the Forum will serve as a basis for the discussion of the ministerial meeting, which will focus on the investment priorities in Southeast Europe Transport Networks and on the financial mechanism to boost investment in transport infrastructure in view of developing an efficient transport system in the region.


The presentation of the Axis II "Internationalization - Development of Economic Relations between Friuli Venezia Giulia and Montenegro" in the framework of ADRIA3 Project - financed by the Autonomous Region Friuli Venezia Giulia through L. 19/2000, will be held on 11 May in Trieste at the Chamber of Commerce. During the event, the local partner, the Directorate for the support of SMEs in Montenegro NASME, will make a country presentation highlighting the opportunities of cooperation between SMEs of the Region Friuli Venezia Giulia and Montenegro.


Informest, together with the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region and the University of Trieste signed an agreement protocol in order to improve Kashmir University's capabilities of teaching the technical staff of the Municipalities concerning antiseismic construction criteria and landslides monitoring. This agreement is the final part of a three years cooperation programme for Azad Jammu and Kashmir University (AJKU) in Kashmir.


The First Transnational Conference of the SEE Digi.TV Project will be held in Trieste, at the Hotel Savoia Excelsior Palace, on the 19th and 20th of April. The event is organized by Informest, in collaboration with the Regional Communication Committee of Friuli Venezia Giulia (Corecom FVG) and the Italian Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications and Media (Agcom).


Within the framework of the project Financial Facilities for SMEs: Training and Capacity Building for Business Support Organisations in non-EU Member States of the Central European Initiative (CEI) - FIT4SMEs II a training event will be held in Belgrade (Serbia) on 3-4 April, at the Sava Center. The first training event was successfully held in Tirana (Albania) on 15-16 March 2012, the next event will be organised in Kyiv, on 24-25 May 2012.Within the framework of the project Financial Facilities for SMEs: Training and Capacity Building for Business Support Organisations in non-EU Member States of the Central European Initiative (CEI) - FIT4SMEs II a training event will be held in Belgrade (Serbia) on 3-4 April, at the Sava Center.


Within the project Exter, from 1th to 2th March last was held the institutional Mission of Serbian representatives in Friuli Venezia Giulia. The Serbian delegation, composed by representatives of the Ministry of Interior, has had meetings with Informest President and an Autovie Venete Manager for the benchmarking of Territorial Management and control system at Regional/National Level.


The kick-off Conference of the Twinning Project “Institutional Support to the Ministry of Enviroment and Spatial Planning of Kosovo” was held on 14th  December in Pristina. This EU funded Twinning Project will be implemented by a wide Italian, French and Kosovan institutional partnership. The project will be administered with the support nof the Italian Agency for Developmente and International Economic Cooperation-INFORMEST and the French Agency-ADETEF.


On December 2 will be hold in Udine at the Salone delle Feste of the Hotel Astoria (XX Settembre Square, 24) the Seminar “The AGRONET Project and the development of a network in the agro-food chain”. The project benefits from funding from the IPA Adriatic Cross-Border Cooperation Programme 2007-2013, and sees the participation of partners from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia and Italy.


It will be held from 30th of November to 2nd of December 2 at the Best Western Hotel in Gorizia, Corso Italia, 63, the course "Easy financing tools: opportunities for business development" aimed at entrepreneurs, managers, accountants and auditors . Participation is free.


From May 24 to May 27 Informest, together with the Polo Tecnologico of Pordenone, leaded the economic - institutional delegation from our region to Istambul. The economic delegation gathered the best of FVG enterprises within the ICT field. This iniziative was part of the Turkey - ICT project, which is financed by Italian Ministry of Economy and aims at developing new business opportunities for the ICT made in Friuli Venezia Giulia.


Informest follows closely the development of the "Macroregion Initiative", which remains one among the most innovative Ue policies. Thanks to the agreement signed with IAI today in Ancona, Informest confirms its position of national counseling centre for the development of macroregion strategies. Among the participants of the event in Ancona, beside Informest Vicepresident Silvia Acerbi, there were the President of the Marche Region, the Major of the City of Ancona and the Headmaster of the local university.


“This victory confirms that Informest is among the most succesful and effective European organizations to gain Ue Funds”.

Vicepresident Acerbi’s comment on latest Informest Ue success: twinning project funds - 1 million and 800 thousands Euros - to give Kosovo Governement technical assistance about Environment issues.


Financial facilities for SMEs: training and capacity building for
Business Support Organisation in non-Eu member states of the Central
European Initiative – FIT4SMEs.
The project aims at building a network among Eastern and Balkan
countries, in order to facilitate SME sto access credit. The meeting
focuses on the credit possibilities offered by FMI within the CEI
member countries.


A note by vicepresident Silvia Acerbi on her speech given in the occasion of the visit of Ambassadors of CEI Member States Accredited to Rome and of Italian Ambassadors Accredited to CEI Member States. Acerbi underlines the role of territorial cooperation within the EU elargement process and about Informest says "We are the "professionals" for the EU inclusion".


UEFA EURO 2012 are next to come, and Poland, host country together with Ukraine, is getting ready for the big event. Everywhere works in progress bloom, in order to strengthen and enhance Poland's capability as to hospitality industry. UEFA EURO 2012 could be an excellent ground for business for local enterprises, too. On March 3rd and 4th the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region welcomes an economic delegation from Poland, interested to know FVG best practice, particularly the "Knife District" and the "Food District", respectively located in Maniago (PN) and San Daniele del Friuli.


The results of the report promoted by the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region and developed by Informest.
Summary of the speeches by Informest Vicepresident Silvia Acerbi and Federica Seganti, regional counsellor for economic development.
A new approach to encourage internationalization among regional enterprises, in order to overcome both the crisis and old structural limits.


Strengths and weaknesses of the internationalization model within the Friuli Venezia Giulia economic system.
On monday February 21st, in Trieste, at MIB's base, starting at 10.00: formal presentation  of the results of the report - promoted by Friuli Venezia Giulia Region and developed by Informest - focused on the diffusion of internationalization among FVG enterprises.


Federico Vidic, secretary of the "Circolo Medeot" based in Gorizia, writes an article for the local newspaper "Il Piccolo" about the role of Informest as a major asset to the future development of the town. Here is the reply of Informest Vicepresident Silvia Acerbi. 


The focus of today's event hold by Confindustria Trieste premises is "The real economies of Central and Eastern Europe: Croatia, Serbia and Albania". Informest Vice President Silvia Acerbi explains: "Recent developments of Greek crisis increased need of information about areas that are very important for our economic recovery. Events like this underline how Informest continues to be an extraordinary instrument of  mediation and knowledge for the entire economic system of our region.


Informest lives a gold period and redoubles its activities. Informest tentative balance for 2010 - which has been recently approved during the last Informest members'meeting held in Gorizia - registers an excellent positive result: a 45% increase on volume of projects of International cooperation. The 2010 is revealing a strategic year also for the creation of Informest Consulting (the company's capital is held 100% by Informest): Informest Consulting will manages all commercial activity - counseling and services for private companies. 


The effects of the crisis on the country's economy.


Informest mission in Albany ends today: new possibilities of cooperation on welfare issues.


bloggEST: si chiamerà così il blog a firma di Informest da oggi attivo sul nostro sito.

Di cosa si occuperà bloggEST? "Non solo di Est" è la prima precisazione che viene da Silvia Acerbi, Vicepresidente di Informest, che aggiunge: "Informest sta vivendo un momento straordinario: la crisi ha in qualche modo cambiato, rendendolo più incisivo, non solo il ruolo ma anche il significato della cooperazione internazionale, sempre di più strumento di sviluppo economico sul territorio. Di questo parlerà il nostro blog: sviluppo, cooperazione e conoscenza - che è poi il lavoro di Informest".


Un nuovo sito - - e sei tappe in tutta la regione in una serie d'incontri con le associazioni economiche del Friuli Venezia Giulia: l'OER ACTIVE, l'Osservatorio sulle economie reali dell'Europa centrale ed orientale realizzato da Informest allarga il proprio bacino d'interesse, si rende più visibile ed entra in una nuova fase di diffusione dei risultati e raccolta dati.


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