REC Headquarter

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Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC)

The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC) is an international organisation with a mission to assist in solving environmental problems. The Center fulfils this mission by promoting cooperation among governments, non-governmental organisations, 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. 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.

The REC actively participates in key global, regional and local processes and contributes to environmental and sustainability solutions within and beyond its country office network, transferring transitional knowledge and experience to countries and regions.The REC has been traditionally working on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency issues. Among others a major financial support scheme called Ecolinks was run, in which quality projects related to cleaner production and energy efficiency projects were funded over the CEE region.The wide range and number of successful projects implemented prove that REC is indeed successful and highly evaluated since it serves for the benefit of the region.

The REC in the project will operate through the Head Office located in Szentendre, Hungary, covering project activities carried out in Hungary and Poland and with its relevant country offices.