"""The initiative of employers 'and industry associations of Central and Eastern European countries was launched in 2005 by five Central and Eastern European employers' and industry associations - SPCR (Czech Republic), NUE (Slovakia), MGYOSZ (Hungary), ZDS (Slovenia) and IV (Austria). The Croatian Employers' Association (HUP) joined the group in autumn 2006, and six organizations are now contributing to important reforms and helping to bring about the necessary changes in political, economic and social systems at national and international level. and Eastern Europe for the benefit of the participating countries, as well as for Europe as a whole.
The group is very active: many joint initiatives and lobbying activities have taken place targeting national governments and EU institutions. Eight organizations will be able to pursue common goals more effectively and take a stronger position at national and European level. The participating countries' initiative shall continue to have a significant impact on the economic, social and political development of the region. ""