The main tasks of SEEMO, which was founded in 2000, have always been the fight for press freedom and anti-corruption as well as building networks of media representatives from the region with organizations at international level. SEEMO is today respected by media companies and media owners, journalists, but also all other important players in society, including leading political representatives and international organisations.
The Central European Initiative (CEI) based in Trieste is the oldest and largest regional organisation in Europe. Established in 1989, over the years the CEI has offered a valuable framework to foster cooperation among its 18 Member States. Oriented towards policy dialogue, the CEI also has economic growth and human development as pillars of cooperation. Our core mission is regional cooperation for European integration: this goal is pursued through a blend of multilateral diplomacy and project-management.