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CEI - Central European Initiative

 

The Central European Initiative (CEI) is a regional organization associating 18 countries. Its main aim is to promote the development of cooperation between member countries and to assist member countries that are not members of the EU in joining the process of European integration and in facilitating their accession to the EU.

 

CEI

Central European Initiative

The Central European Initiative (CEI) is a regional organization associating 18 countries. Its main aim is to promote the development of cooperation between member countries and to assist member countries that are not members of the EU in joining the process of European integration and in facilitating their accession to the EU. It helps them in the process of their transformation as well as in developing regional cooperation in a number of fields. The work of the CEI is based on mutual understanding and consensus. It drafts, develops and evaluates also international projects. It works for increasing the cohesion and solidarity in Europe with the aim to prevent the creation of new dividing lines on the continent.

CEI mapa

History

The CEI was founded in 1989 by Italy, Yugoslavia, Hungary and Austria. In the following year it was joined by Czechoslovakia (to form the so-called pentagonal) and in 1991 by Poland. Later on, other countries of Central and South Eastern Europe joined it. When the armed conflict broke out in Yugoslavia, membership of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was suspended. All countries newly established in the territory of former Yugoslavia gradually joined the CEI. Similarly, after the division of Czechoslovakia both succession states (the Czech Republic and Slovakia) became members of the Initiative.

Member Countries

Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Belarus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia/FYROM, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine.

Structure and Organs

The CEI presidency rotates annually in the English alphabetical order of names of member countries. The Czech Republic held presidency from January 1, 1999. In 2009, the presiding country is Romania. The Executive Secretariat based in Trieste, Italy, runs routine activities of the CEI. The supreme body is the Meeting of Prime Ministers of member countries. Information and data on the work of the Central European Initiative are available in the CEI Newsletter published monthly by the CEI Executive Secretariat. CEI Newsletter and other information are available also at www.ceinet.org .

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CEI_guidelines_procedures_2002.pdf 85 kB pdf (Adobe Acrobat document) Aug 26, 2008

2001mfa_milano_cooperation.pdf 116 kB pdf (Adobe Acrobat document) Aug 26, 2008

solidarity_fund.pdf 79 kB pdf (Adobe Acrobat document) Aug 26, 2008

CEI Instrument for the Protection of Minority Rights.pdf 74 kB pdf (Adobe Acrobat document) Aug 26, 2008

CEI – UNECE Memorandum of Understanding.pdf 91 kB pdf (Adobe Acrobat document) Aug 26, 2008

2002summit_skopje_final.pdf 64 kB pdf (Adobe Acrobat document) Aug 26, 2008

2002summit_skopje_final_annex1.pdf 91 kB pdf (Adobe Acrobat document) Aug 26, 2008

2002summit_skopje_final_annex2.pdf 78 kB pdf (Adobe Acrobat document) Aug 26, 2008

PoA_2002_2003.pdf 25 kB pdf (Adobe Acrobat document) Aug 26, 2008

2000summit_budapest_final.pdf 91 kB pdf (Adobe Acrobat document) Aug 26, 2008

1999summit_prague_final.pdf 115 kB pdf (Adobe Acrobat document) Aug 26, 2008

1998summit_zagreb_final.pdf 115 kB pdf (Adobe Acrobat document) Aug 26, 2008

1997summit_sarajevo_final.pdf 58 kB pdf (Adobe Acrobat document) Aug 26, 2008

2002mfa_ohrid_final.pdf 77 kB pdf (Adobe Acrobat document) Aug 26, 2008

2001mfa_ milano_final.pdf 21 kB pdf (Adobe Acrobat document) Aug 26, 2008

2000mfa_szeged_final.pdf 27 kB pdf (Adobe Acrobat document) Aug 26, 2008

1999mfa_karlovy_final.pdf 97 kB pdf (Adobe Acrobat document) Aug 26, 2008

1998mfa_brioni _final.pdf 103 kB pdf (Adobe Acrobat document) Aug 26, 2008

1997mfa_sarajevo_final.pdf 25 kB pdf (Adobe Acrobat document) Aug 26, 2008

2002youth_forum_skopje_final.pdf 87 kB pdf (Adobe Acrobat document) Aug 26, 2008

2001youth_forum_trieste_final.pdf 98 kB pdf (Adobe Acrobat document) Aug 26, 2008

2002summit_skopje_MinEcon_final2.pdf 59 kB pdf (Adobe Acrobat document) Aug 26, 2008

2002_MinAgri_StatComPurp.pdf 12 kB pdf (Adobe Acrobat document) Aug 26, 2008

2002_MinCulture_FD.pdf 16 kB pdf (Adobe Acrobat document) Aug 26, 2008

2002BEOInfo&Media_Statement.pdf 12 kB pdf (Adobe Acrobat document) Aug 26, 2008

ministers_agriculture.pdf 69 kB pdf (Adobe Acrobat document) Aug 26, 2008

justice_trieste.pdf 88 kB pdf (Adobe Acrobat document) Aug 26, 2008

2000_SME_Declaration.pdf 107 kB pdf (Adobe Acrobat document) Aug 26, 2008

cultural_trieste.pdf 121 kB pdf (Adobe Acrobat document) Aug 26, 2008

organized_crime.pdf 76 kB pdf (Adobe Acrobat document) Aug 26, 2008

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