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.

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.

Public and private institutions registered in a CEI Member State apply to the CEI Cooperation Fund for innovative actions favouring mobility and networking. They focus on capacity building by transferring and sharing know-how, in particular from EU CEI Member States to non-EU CEI Member States. The activities take the form of conferences, seminars, workshops, and training courses.

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