Regional Environmental Center


" The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC) is a non-partisan, non-advocacy, not-for-profit international organisation with a mission to assist in solving environmental problems in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). The center fulfils this mission by promoting cooperation among non-governmental organisations, governments, businesses and other environmental stakeholders, and by supporting the free exchange of information and public participation in environmental decision making.
The REC was established in 1990 by the United States, the European Commission and Hungary. Today, the REC is legally based on a charter signed by the governments of 29 countries and the European Commission, and on an international agreement with the government of Hungary. The REC has its head office in Szentendre, Hungary, and country offices and field offices in 17 beneficiary countries, which are: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Turkey.
Recent donors are the European Commission and the governments of Austria, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States, as well as other inter-governmental and private institutions."

Source: REC Website

Contact details
Phone:++36 26 504-000
Fax:++36 26 311-294
Address: Ady Endre út 9-112000 Szentendre, 2000 Szentendre
Geographical focus
  • International; Other

Entry created by Elke Dall on December 23, 2007
Modified on December 23, 2007