CEEPUS is an academic exchange programme for students and university teachers from Central Europe based on multilateral cooperation agreements in the fields of education and research.
The third CEEPUS agreement, CEEPUS III, came into force on 1 May 2011 for the period of seven years. The main CEEPUS activity is based on university networks operating joint programmes, ideally leading to joint degrees. In addition to the mobility inside the networks, CEEPUS also supports mobility outside CEEPUS networks, the so-called freemover mobility. There is no transfer of funds in CEEPUS. Instead, each CEEPUS country finances a certain number of scholarship months for the incoming mobility.
CEEPUS is based on lean management. The highest ranking decision making CEEPUS body is the Joint Committee of Ministers that meets once a year and takes all strategic decisions. Coordination, evaluation, program development and advertizing are the main tasks of the Central CEEPUS Office (consisting of only two persons).
Each country has a National CEEPUS Office in charge of national implementation. In order to avoid setting up new administrative bodies, the National CEEPUS Offices are integrated into already existing structures, usually national agencies.
Current member countries of CEEPUS are: Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Montenegro, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Serbia, the Slovak Republic and Slovenia. The University of Prishtina/Kosovo is also participating.
For the more general information on the programme, please visit www.ceepus.info. For the specific information on the CEEPUS programme in Croatia, contact the National Ceepus Office Croatia at email@example.com