IAESTE Central European Region
The first Central European Convention (CEC) was held in May 1998 in Tuheljske Toplice, Croatia, on the initiative of Thomas Haim, former National Secretary IAESTE Austria, and Mario Kauzlaric, former National Secretary IAESTE Croatia. Because of the great success, the CEC is being held two times a year, and so far there have been 29 CECs. The countries participating in the CEC in 2012 decided to found the CER – “Central European Region”.
IAESTE Central European Region is a group of seven national IAESTE organizations in the region. The member organizations are all run by students, who voluntarily work for IAESTE.
The Central European Region is a group of student-run IAESTE countries that work together to fulfill the following purpose:
- The CER is a forum to exchange ideas, knowledge, experience and points of view.
- CER aims to be the role model for developing other IAESTE regions worldwide.
- CER aims to be a platform to improve the situation of student-run countries in the IAESTE world.
- Provide benefits for member countries:
- knowledge sharing
- common projects
- sharing tools
- Provide benefits for individuals:
- gain international experience
- connecting people
- cultural exchange
- possibility to lead and participate in international projects
- Provide a platform for international IAESTE projects apart from the internship exchange program.
- Promote, improve and support the IAESTE internship exchange program and other national IAESTE projects. Support students, partners and research institutions to participate in national projects of other countries than their own.
- IAESTE Countries: 8
- IAESTE Local Committees: 46
- IAESTE internships: 637
- IAESTE student members: 942
More information about IAESTE in Central European Region can be founded on its official site: http://www.iaeste.eu/