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 to promote regional cooperation for EU integration and sustainable development.
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The CEI seeks to fulfill its mission - fostering European integration and boosting sustainable development in its Member States - through political dialogue, multilateral diplomacy, funding, and the implementation of concrete projects and initiatives with a tangible impact on its region. It focuses on achieving the goals set by its Plan of Action.
Promoting flourishing Green Growth will be a strategic focus of the CEI’s agenda for the coming years.
Building just societies rank high on the CEI’s agenda thanks to its role in supporting the European integration process.
In order to meet its mission the CEI cooperates at institutional level through a 4-pillar system and strategic partnerships:
The CEI is able to achieve the goals set in its Plan of Action thanks to its diverse funds and instruments:
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TECHNICAL COOPERATION WITH EBRD
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7 new Know-how Exchange Programme projects financed
The Committee of National Coordinators has recently approved the co-financing of 7 projects under the Know-how Exchange Programmes (KEP) supported by the CEI Fund at the EBRD, financed by Italy.
Supporting Sarajevo’s urban transport