Central European Initiative (CEI)

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History

11 Nov 1989, Budapest (Hungary), as Quadrilateral Initiative -- Initiative quadrilatérale or Quadragonale, by representatives of Austria, Hungary, Italy and Yugoslavia. When Czechoslovakia joined, May 1990, became Pentagonal Initiative - Initiative pentagonale, also referred to as Pentagonale, Pentagon Group or Pentagonal Conference. During 2nd summit meeting, 27 July 1991, Dubrovnik (Yugoslavia), when Poland became a member, name changed to Hexagonal Initiative -- Initiative hexagonale or Hexagonal -- Hexagonale. Present name adopted 1992, when Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia-Herzegovina became full members. Nov 2000, Yugoslavia joined (later called Serbia and Montenegro); June 2006, when countries split, Montenegro became 18th Member State, with Serbia continuing membership. Also referred to by the French acronyms ICE or INCE.

Aims

As an intergovernmental forum for concertation and cooperation based on political decision-making rather than official international agreements: establish cohesion in Europe; strengthen cooperation among member states, participation of all member states in the process of European integration and the transition process of the reform countries.

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Activities

Politics/policy/regulatory; events/meetings; awards/prizes/competitions.

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Languages

English.

Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 15 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 11 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 18 countries
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Subjects *

  • Government
    • Political
  • Policy-making
    • Policy
  • Integration
    • Integration

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

UIA Org ID

F5087

Last News Received

2015
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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