The final conference of the BLUE KEP project, co-financed by the Interreg Italy-Croatia Program 2014-2020, took place on Thursday 26 September in Ancona, organized by the partner Marche Region. The project, which had Informest as lead partner, dealt with the mobility of students from the Italian and Croatian nautical and technical institutes involved in 45 days of intercultural exchanges and professional training in alternation school-work.


Following a public selection, the Administrative Board of Informest has appointed dr. Ivan Curzolo as Director of the Agency for Development and International Economic Cooperation of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region. Dr. Curzolo begins his mandate from today’s date, for a period of three years. Born in 1974, graduate in Law, expert on European programs and projects, Ivan Curzolo started his professional activity collaborating with several consulting firms, both in Italy and abroad. 


Supporting families attending a relative with Alzheimer disease or other dementia diseases at home, ensuring continuity in assistance and care management: this is the aim of the CARE Project, which was presented this morning in Villa Zamparo in Basiliano (UD). Two Case&Care manager will be available to families residing in the social-welfare area of Medio Friuli until February 2020.


It’s called RESPONSe and it is an over two million euro European project, born to support Italian and Croatian public administrations in adopting intelligent governance approaches as response to the impacts and risks caused by climate changes.

RESPONSe, funded from the Italy – Croatia Territorial cooperation program, is guided by INFORMEST, Agency for Development of Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, which has been able  to gather a winning partnership composed by Regional Energy Agencies, Universities and Research Institutes of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Veneto, Marche,  Apulia and Croatia.

RESPONSe will support and reinforce local networks thanks to a high level of interaction between project partners, stakeholders and local authorities. There are also actions which are envisaged to promote and sensitize local administrations on the issue of climate change.


Cross-border work between Friuli Venezia Giulia and Slovenia, safety, disability, taxation, sick pay, family allowances: those are the issues that will be discussed under the EURADRIA2019 project, funded by the UE Program for occupation and social innovation EaSI.

The project has been launched the 1st January 2019 and it will lasts 12 months. It is leaded by the Work, training, education and family Central Department of the Region Friuli Venezia Giulia, which is supported by Informest as “affiliated entity”.


Next 22nd January the participatory path of development and definition of the services for the audio-visual cluster of Friuli Venezia Giulia will be completed by a third and last meeting. In fact the process, carried out in the framework of ChIMERA project (which LP is the Central Directorate for Culture and Sport of Friuli Venezia Giulia Autonomous Region) was shared with local actors and potential end-users, businesses, research and public administration’ representatives.


The CARE project partners, funded by the Italy - Austria Program, are rapidly going on in the project activities: the analysis of the current status of the social assistance level in the three areas of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Veneto and Tirolo allowed, in the first half of 2018, to draw a first cross-border model for the profile of Case&Care managers.


The most important output of SISMA project, the SISMA SET TOOL, will be presented by Informest and Friuli Venezia Giulia Energy Agency next Thursday, 18th October, in Ljubljana during the Annual Conference organized by the INTERREG MED Program Communities dedicated to Efficient Buildings and Renewable Energy.


The event has been the occasion for presenting to the CRE:HUB stakeholders group the Regional Action Plan aimed at supporting cultural and creative enterprises and represents the final output of the first phase of the project CRE:HUB, co-financed by the INTERREG Europe Programme.


Started today the 3rd training session of the training project “PATH-DEV, Pilot Action in Fishery Sector for Libya Economic Development” financed by the Ministry of the Interior – Immigration and freedoms Department and managed by the Region Friuli Venezia Giulia with the technical support of Informest”. PATH-DEV main goal is to promote an economic recovery and a strengthening of some Libyan towns in the fisheries sector, enhancing the partnership with the Region. 


On Thursday 13th September Informest organized at its headquarters the first meeting with the four professional and technical secondary institutes of nautical, transport and logistics of the Region, involved in the project BLUEKEP, financed  by the Interreg Italy-Croatia programme. The project is implemented by Informest  as lead partner in cooperation with the Autonomous Region Friuli Venezia Giulia.


On Wednesday 12th of September in Monfalcone, at MareFVG Technology Cluster headquarters  it was held the second strategic regional working group dedicated to the renewable energy from the sea in the framework of the Project Maestrale, within which Friuli Venezia Giulia Autonomous Region and Informest are acting as project partners, with the technical support of MARE FVG.


The final conference of SISMA project will take place in Nova Gorica (Slovenia) the next 21st June. The project, financed by the INTERREG-MED Program put together institutions, banks and ESCOs, who will discuss about how to make bankable the projects of energy refurbishment of the public buildings.

After 24 months of cooperation among eight partners of six Mediterranean countries (Spain, France, Italy, Bosnia Herzegovina and Greece, Slovenia), the project SISMA is coming to its conclusion.


The fourth MAESTRALE newsletter was published. This issue marks the conclusion of the “studying” phase and the start of the “testing” phase of the Project.


The “Balkan route”, as bridge between the East and the West, is still one of the favourite highways for the profitable illegal deals managed by the international organised crime, despite enormous efforts spent by Police Forces and Judiciaries bodies and taking into account the number of good and concrete results achieved in the fight against organised crime. Therefore it is essential to enhance cross-border cooperation, developing a real time exchange of information system, to ensure effective cooperation and coordination between Judiciary and Police authorities.

In that contest - as part of the macro-regional strategy for combating trans-national criminal organisations in the Balkans, promoted and funded by the European Union - the Multibeneficiary EU Project IPA 2013 Western Balkans “Fight against organised crime: International Cooperation in Criminal Justice ”, in cooperation and coordination with Eulex/Kosovo*, planned and held from 25 to 29 April 2016, a study visit for Police Officers from Montenegro, Albania and Kosovo* to a comparable tri-lateral Police Cooperation Centre (Austria, Italy, Slovenia) located in Tarvisio-Thorl Maglern to support the establishment of the upcoming tri-lateral Police Cooperation Centre in Plav (Montenegro) among Montenegro, Albania and Kosovo.


"Europe for Citizens" present the deadlines for the submission of applications for new European calls:
Strand 1 - European Memory expiring the 1st March 2016;
Strand 2 - Democratic engagement and civic participation:
Twin Cities expiring the 1st March 2016 and the 1st September 2016;
The program "City Networks" expiring the 1st 2016 and the 1st September 2016;
The “Projects of civil society” expire the 1st March 2016.


From 19 October to 30 November 2015 the undertakings concerned may submit an application to access to a co-financing intended to cover, for three years, the costs for  of hiring PhDs. It is the national program "PhD ITalents", a pilot project run by the CRUI Foundation commissioned by the Ministry of Education and in partnership withConfindustria. The initiative addresses to Italian companies and young PhDs interested in developing career paths with high-impact innovative in strategic sectors like energy, agribusiness, cultural heritage, sustainable mobility, health and life sciences, ICT.


The European Commission will invest almost €16 billion in research and innovation in the next two years under Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation funding scheme, following a new work programme for 2016-17 adopted on 13 October. The new funding opportunities offered by the Work Programme are directly aligned with the policy priorities of the European Commission and will substantially contribute to the Jobs, Growth and Investment Package, the Digital Single Market, Energy Union and Climate change policy, Internal Market with stronger industry and making Europe a stronger global actor.


On Saturday, June 28th was launched the fast sea-line that links Trieste to Slovenia and Croatia. The hydrofoil connects daily during the summer the Istrian ports, of Piran Rovinj and Pula (the latter on Saturday and Sunday), departing from Pier IV in the Trieste port.

The line, operated by the TriesteLines, is co-funded by the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia within the European project EA SEA-WAY under the IPA Adriatic Programme 2007-2013 and the WP6 activities that foresee the realisation of pilot actions. The project aims to improve the accessibility and mobility of passengers across the Adriatic area and its hinterland through the development of new cross-border sustainable and integrated transport services and the development of physical infrastructure related to these new services.


In the framework of ITHREU project: Italy and Croatia: a partnership for Europe, co-financed by Italian Ministry for Economic Development, Informest organises the final conference, Friday 15 November 2013, 10.30 a.m., Trieste – Hotel Savoia Excelsior Palace, Riva del Mandracchio, 4.
During the event it will be organised a roundtable to compare regional needs and strategies to be used to enhance territorial cooperation between the two Countries. Project results will be also displayed.


The project "ADRIA 3 - Strengthening and developing cooperation with the countries of the Eastern shore of the Adriatic" managed by Informest , co-funded by the FVG Regional Law.19/2000, is designed to support the development of the cooperation with third countries through the dissemination experiences and best practices. One of the planned  activities  is related to the preservation of the biodiversity of the region. Specifically, the project has as objective the recovery, protection and enhancement of beekeeping present on the northeastern shore of the Adriatic, and in particular in Istria.


The institutional visit was organized by Informest, the study tour being part of a two-years EU Twinning Project  "INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT TO THE MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND SPATIAL PLANNING (MESP) OF KOSOVO".
The study tour was entitled " Strengthening the Capacity for Spatial Planning, issuance of Construction Permits and their enforcement at Central level and Municipal level".
The working sessions focused on the "Italian" model for "spatial planning", providing evidence about the role played by different local institutions, such as Municipality and Region.
Among the several events foreseen by the tour's agenda: the meeting with Fabiana Martini, Vice Mayor of Trieste; the meeting with the Regional Counsellor Mariagrazia Santoro, the meeting with Dario Bruni, President of the Ezit.


It will be held Wednesday, April 15, 2013 at 10 am at the Hall Pasolini in the headquarters of Autonomous Region, in Udine, via Sabbadini 31, the meeting of presentation of the call for the detection of secondary schools of the second degree of the Region Friuli Venezia Giulia to be credited in the mobility program KEPASS.

To be able to participate in the program and then send and receive exchange students, a secondary institution of the second degree must be "accredited" within the project KEPASS. Can participate in the procedure for accrediting educational institutions that are able to offer added value to the students in terms of educational provision, extra-curricular activities in the afternoon, teaching modules international use of CLIL and / or use of multiple foreign languages.


The first Digi.TV italian conference will be held in Trieste, Tessitori Hall, on 8th February starting from 10.00. Starting from the fact that broadcasting services and  ICT technologies importantly contribute to the development of the society, this event will analyse the process of transition from analogue to digital television and its effects in Italy with a particular focus on Friuli Venezia Giulia.


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.


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