CEED is currently in an organizational phase. There are no projects, as such, for which to provide an overview. Once CEED embarks on a project, such as a possible seminar in Toronto for leaders from Eastern Europe in the summer of 2022, details will be posted here.
CEED’s “raison d’être” is to create a movement, coordinated by a centre committed to “direct person-to-person grassroots action” focused on Eastern European leaders, rather than preparing academic papers for libraries or policy memos for bureaucrats and politicians in foreign affairs departments. It will identify the names of and connect with leaders, (including those who are students, workers, journalists, professionals, professors, politicians and religious clergy as well as such others as CEED may choose,) to attend meetings and exchanges organized by CEED to cultivate a dialogue, involving a comparative analysis of country progress and the study of the principles of liberal democratic nation-building in the countries identified.
The Centre studies and research the development of countries in Eastern Europe on the basis of metrics widely available and collected from organizations like: the U.N., OECD, IMF, the World Bank, Amnesty International, Transparency International and others. The Centre collects lists of nations by their standing in terms of the rule of law, respect for human rights, peacefulness, anti-corruption, environment, economic progress, health care, education, security and the like, entailing a wide variety of socio-political-economic-cultural-scientific-technological-military and governance domains. It collects data on public opinion in Eastern Europe. Then publishes on its website a yearly review of each Eastern European country’s standing, comparatively speaking, in the world, and in the Eastern European region. The Centre also publishes a meta data summary of the standing of the countries in Eastern Europe, as well as the standing of Eastern Europe as a region compared to other regions in the world. Such an annual report will be useful to CEED members in the Eastern European community in their efforts to improve their country’s nation building.
The Centre spreads its core beliefs through social media into Eastern European countries and serves as a fact checking organization to target and correct misleading news and information about Eastern Europe. It explores potential areas of cooperation in the field of defense, cyber-security, anti-asymmetrical warfare, alternatives to economic blackmail and anti-corruption practices. The Centre maintains a website and uses social media to communicate its work to its members and Eastern Europeans. It encourages its members to support sanctions against Russia for invading Crimea and conducting war in Eastern Ukraine while supporting measures like the Magnitsky Act within their countries. The Centre investigates matters of concern in Eastern Europe and seeks to expose corruption, violations of human rights, and official misconduct, focusing on those countries that are the hardest to access first.