The search, protection and enhancement of the wreck of a Roman boat off the coast of Grado, known as "Grado 2", will start on the 12th of August. This is one of the three pilot interventions of the "UnderwaterMuse" project, approved and funded under the Cross-border Cooperation Program - Interreg Italy-Croatia 2014 - 2020, led by the Regional Body for Cultural Heritage of Friuli Venezia Giulia - ERPAC FVG, in partnership with the University of Venice Cà Foscari, the Puglia Region, the RERA Agency from Split and the Municipality of Kaštela.


Under the leadership of the Italian Union, the 4th Steering Committee of PRIMIS took place online, a strategic project funded by the Interreg VA Italy-Slovenia program, whose objective is the enhancement of the linguistic, cultural and natural heritage of indigenous communities (the national Slovenian in Italy and Italian in Slovenia as well as the linguistic communities of Cimbri, Ladin, Friulian), the change in the perception of multicultural and multilingual identity, the promotion of the cross-border territory and the increase in tourist demand.

It was an opportunity for the Italian-Slovenian partnership to make the point of the implementation of the administrative and financial management of PRIMIS, and of the ongoing activities, just over half of the project's duration (36 months).


The mid-term conference of RESPONSe project took place on 21 October, gathering on-line around 100 participants from both sides of the Adriatic Sea. RESPONSe project is dedicated to the planning of the adaptation measures and policies in reply to the climate change that affects Italian and Croatian Adriatic costs and costal areas.



The Interreg Europe secretariat is looking for a Communication Officer with a focus on community management and digital outreach.
Deadline to apply: 9 November (12:00 CET).
More information are here available.


Unanimously approved during the last City Council, it constitutes the first step for SECAP preparation.Steps forward for RESPONSe project, funded by the Italy-Croatia Interreg Programme, in which Informest plays as lead partner. Lignano Sabbiadoro, included in the project as one of the six pilot areas, for which the project activities will be at disposal of the public administrations for the definition of policies and adaptation measures in response to climate change, approved its adhesion to the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy during the last City Council.


Fourth appointment of the #Erasmusdays, three days (15th-16th-17th October) in which the Erasmus Program will be illustrated and celebrated, thanks to sharing of experience of people and the dissemination of the projects’ results implemented in these years thanks to the EU's symbolic Program.
The initiative will involve the protagonists and beneficiaries of the Program in all sectors in a widespread event.

For more information, visit the website



On 22 September INFORMEST participated in the Autumn Session (7 – 25 September 2020, with a total of 18 lecturers) of the Advanced Master in Sustainable Blue Growth organized by the University of Trieste and the National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics - OGS of Trieste. In particular, INFORMEST presented to the 18 participants from 8 Countries  (Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Italy, Serbia, Lebanon, Turkey and Romania) the reports “EU Financial instruments to support co-operation in the Mediterranean basin” and “An update of the situation of Blue Energy development in the Mediterranean Sea”.


Last 1st September Friuli Venezia Giulia Autonomous Region - Directorate Culture and Sport brought together all CREATURES regional stakeholders.


Everything is ready for the first CREATURES - Friuli Venezia Giulia Autonomous Region stakeholders' meeting, that will be held online on September 1st in compliance with the COVID-19 restrictions. The meeting will be moderated by Antonella MancaCentral Director Culture and Sport FVGAR. Other speakers will be Elena Mengotti, Central Directorate Culture and Sport FVGAR, and Claudia BaracchiniFriuli Innovazione


Last 28 July  the XXXIV ICE Report 2019-2020 and the 2019 Istat-ICE Yearbook on internationalization were presented: both (link) show us the particular time that we are living because of COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting crisis.



Sixth PRIMIS newsletter aims to update on WP3.1 activities related to the analysis, systematization and creation of innovative tools for the dissemination and promotion of cultural, linguistic and natural heritage of programme area for tourism purposes. These activities are aimed at achieving touristic development of the linguistic and cultural heritage of native language communities present in programme area. These activities are under the responsibility of the International Relations Communication and SISTAR - U.O. International Cooperation of the Veneto Region


The Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform recently launched a poll within its community to determine which issues were of most concern for regional authorities to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the Low-carbon economy theme, safety in public transport emerged as a major concern.


Lignano Sabbiadoro is the pilot area in Friuli Venezia Giulia for the project RESPONSe -Strategies to adapt to climate change in Adriatic regions, financed by the Programme Interreg Italy-Croatia, which supports the coastal municipalities of the Adriatic by promoting intelligent governance of risks deriving from climate change.
A questionnaire is dedicated to the citizens of Lignano Sabbiadoro and it aims to investigate how the impacts of climate change are perceived in the Adriatic region and in Lignano in particular. The questionnaire is made up of questions that ask to provide an opinion on some aspects related to climate change and lifestyle. The analysis of the questionnaires, the collection and analysis of meteorological and oceanographic data, together with meetings with local communities, will help to define an action plan tailored to the specific characteristics of the territory of six Adriatic coastal cities, among which we find Lignano Sabbiadoro.

The citizens of Lignano Sabbiadoro can answer the questionnaire by clicking here.


The representative of the Italian Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies and Informest met on 14th and 15th July in Rome for the coordination of the project implementation and the next activities, since all the business missions are held on-line. The emergency linked to COVID-19 has not stopped the activities of the Twinning project in Georgia in favor of the National Center for Intellectual Property of Georgia - "Sakpatenti". Thanks to a special permission obtained by the European Commission, the experts of the Italian Ministry, together with the French counterpart, have carried out 230 days of teleworking mission to complete the evaluation of the Georgian primary and secondary legislation on GI products and by launching the first guidelines for the international protection of Georgian GIs, both on the domestic and foreign market and on the main online food trade platforms.


Last 7th July Pier Luigi Sacco, metaLAB at Harvard, and Catherine Magnant, Head of Unit, DG EAC.D1, Cultural Policy, coordinated and lead webinar on the topic “European Cultural & Creative Cities in post-COVID19 times: bouncing forward”: how has the coronavirus emergency affected European cities particularly active in promoting culture and creativity? How are they responding to the pandemic?


Despite the emergency situation, UnderwaterMuse project also continues its activities, closing the document on the Status quo of underwater cultural heritage enhancement and stakeholders involvement and publishing on the Facebook page some interesting thematic insights.
The project was also promoted via radio, within SconfinamentiRadio RAI FVG of 16th July. Download the podcast here.


The RESPONSe project partners, in which Informest plays as lead partner, met once again today at distance for the VI Steering Committe meeting, to discuss and plan in detail the activities that will carry out in the coming months. Above all, the mid-term conference that will take place online in October, where eminent scientists will discuss the climate changes in the Adriatic region and the adaptation strategies to be implemented.


Last 7th July the second CREATURES partners meeting was held online. Despite the distance, due to COVID19 restrictions, the meeting was lively animated by the partners, who has shared ideas and opinion on the next project activities.


After some months of work and discussion, the project Steering Committee has approved the Self-Assessment Tool, that will be spread out among the project partners very soon. Self-Assessment tool will at disposal of the regional stakeholders for the identification of their strengths and weaknesses of the innovation cycle, policy framework, technical and financial performance on energy consumption of their University smart campuses. The data will be collected and processed by Universities of Udine and Trieste with the collaboration of Friuli Venezia Giulia Autonomous Region.


A technical meeting of RESPONSE project partners has begun this morning at 9.00 to discuss the meteorological and oceanographic data collected in the six pilot areas of the Adriatic. Actually, the harmonization analysis of historical data in the Adriatic regions was completed: since 1979 there has been a progressive warming of the sea temperature, particularly intensified since 2008, with trends up to 1.56°C/decade, as well as growing trends in temperature and precipitation variables.
Scientific data confirms that the climate is changing and that specific interventions and strategies are needed to deal with it.


Second week of teleworking for the experts of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Policies involved in the twinning project in favor of the National Center for Intellectual Property of Georgia - "Sakpatenti".


CARe project partners met online this morning. As required by the current situation, it was a remote sharing, which however allowed a mutual update on the progress achieved with the pilot actions in the respective territories and led to agree on the latest activities to be carried out by the end of the project, in December 2020.


The Issue 55 of the magazine "Quaderni di orientamento", published by the Directorate for Work, Training, Education and the Family of Friuli Venezia Giulia Autonomous Region, was recently distributed, with the article including the recommendations deriving from the results obtained in BLUE KEP, a project co-financed by the Programme CBC Italy-Croatia, where Informest played as Lead partner.


The third meeting of RESPONSe project, in which Informest participates as the lead partner, was held in Padua on 18 and 19 November. The difficult situation of flooding and the intense rainfall that have crossed the whole Adriatic area in the last two weeks has been the background on which the two-day long work has been developed.


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.


The Technical Committee of the DIVA project was held in Gorizia on 5 August. INFORMEST is responsible and coordinator of the activities to strengthen cooperation between traditional companies and Cultural and Creative Industries.

The meeting was an opportunity discuss about the state of the art of the project together with technical aspects and related implementation deadlines.


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.


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