CEPA is a non-profit policy institute dedicated to the study of Central and Eastern Europe with offices in Washington and Warsaw. Our mission is to promote an economically vibrant, strategically secure and politically free Central and Eastern Europe with close and enduring ties to the United States.
CEPA’s analytical team consists of the world’s leading experts on Central and Eastern Europe. Our analysts and fellows provide insights on developments in the region to government officials and agencies, major corporations and the international media.
Our mission is to promote an economically vibrant, strategically secure and politically free Central and Eastern Europe.
CEPA is the leading voice on U.S. relations with Central and Eastern Europe. Through written analysis and public events, we educate policymakers on the need for sustained engagement, help transatlantic businesses navigate changing strategic landscapes and build networks of future leaders.
CEPA believes that Central and Eastern Europe is important to the United States. From Wilson and Masaryk to Reagan, Havel and Wałęsa, Americans and Central Europeans share a legacy of fighting for freedom. CEPA works to extend this legacy to a new generation of Atlanticists.
“CEPA’s innovative work on the Central and Eastern European region contributes significantly to the transatlantic debate. I am proud to be associated with this unique institute.”
— Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, former U.S. National Security Adviser
Through cogent analysis and effective relationships, CEPA programs have helped bring about positive change in U.S.-CEE relations — from strengthening the U.S. strategic presence in Poland, Romania and the Baltic States and forging industry-government dialogues on unconventional energy sources to bolstering Western solidarity in support of Ukraine.
CEPA is the only policy institute of its kind that works to sustain America’s strategic links with Europe’s newest democracies. Through innovative ideas, media engagement and effective relationships, CEPA is keeping transatlantic ties strong for the next generation.