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All activities are carried out by the REC in close cooperation with the ENVSEC partners.


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 REC 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 has its head office in Szentendre, Hungary, and country offices and field offices in 17 beneficiary countries: 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 is a partner in the Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC).


The Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC), which was launched in 2003, is made up of six international organizations — the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) , the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC), with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) as an associated member.

The primary goal of ENVSEC is to help countries identify, understand and, where possible, mitigate risks to stability and security that may stem from environmental problems and challenges. ENVSEC aims to contribute to solving existing and emerging political disputes by improving dialogue and promoting cooperation on environmental issues throughout Central Asia, Eastern Europe, the Southern Caucasus and South Eastern Europe.

This project on illegal logging is implemented under the ENVSEC framework.

The following donors are providing financial support for the project:


The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) is Canada’s lead agency for development assistance. It has a mandate to support sustainable development in developing countries in order to reduce poverty and to contribute to a more secure, equitable and prosperous world.

CIDA’s contribution is provided through its support to the Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC) regarding Ukraine.

Federal Government of Belgium

The Federal Government of Belgium is providing financial support for the activities carried out under this project regarding the SEE countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo as defined under UNSCR 1244)

Recent events

Conference on Illegal Logging and Environmental Crimes
Budapest, November 24-25, 2010





Ms. Aniko Nemeth
Project Manager, SEE Region

Tel: (+36 26) 504 095
Fax: (+36 26) 311 294
Email: anemeth@rec.org

Ms. Cécile Monnier
Project Manager, Ukraine

Tel: (+36 26) 504 094
Fax: (+36 26) 311 294
Email: cmonnier@rec.org

Mr. Mihail Dimovski
Project Director

Tel: (+36 26) 504 052
Fax: (+36 26) 311 294
Mobile: (+36 20) 383 9842
Email: mdimovski@rec.org


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