About us



One central mission: working towards European integration and sustainable development through regional cooperation.

The Central European Initiative (CEI) is a regional intergovernmental forum established in 1989, following the fall of the Berlin wall. It gathers 17 Member States in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe.

It supports a united Europe with shared values embracing all countries, regions, peoples and citizens; and fosters the strengthening of capacities of its Member States towards good governance, rule of law and sustainable economic development for stability, social cohesion, environmental sustainability, security and prosperity.

• A platform for political dialogue through a pillar system;

• A resource for people, businesses and communities through a strong, result-oriented and multi-partnership approach.

Pillar system

The CEI operates in a flexible and demand-driven manner to promote cooperation at intergovernmental, inter-parliamentary, economic and local level.