"Our mission is to assist in the reformation of Ukraine consistent with European standards, as well as to introduce democratic values and develop civil society in Ukraine."

From the Statute of
the Center for European Initiatives

Center for European Information

The center for European Information in Sumy was founded in October 2005 with the support of the International Renaissance Foundation. A predefined requirement of the Center is to increase the knowledge of the people of Sumy about the different aspects of European integration.

The project Center for European Information in Sumy, was developed in collaboration with the public organization Center for European Initiatives and the Sumy Regional Scientific Library, Krupska.

Sumy CEI is a constituent of the All Ukrainian network of Centers for European Information.

The purpose of the Center is to provide wide access to informational resources about the question of European integration and to dispense knowledge about the European Union, relations between Ukraine and the EU, policies of Ukraine about European integration, and information on European values.

Services of the Center for European information

  • Consultations are provided about the European Union

The consultants at Sumy Center of European Information as well as experts from the information network will answers your questions about the EU and Sumy. Consultations are provided on different themes:

  • Expansion of the European Union
  • Legal system in the European Union
  • Activity of the European Commission
  • The Bolonsky Process
  • Socio-economic positions of member countries of the European Union
  • Military policy, NATO
  • Programs on education and youth projects supported by the European Union
  • Euro
  • Employment and labor relations in the European Union

This list is far from complete, and we are ready to answer a considerably wider range of questions!

You can make an appointment for a consultation in person or by phone, 8 (0542) 650-488. For your use also an electronic web service EU-Consultant — an electronic service of the Center for European Information.

  • Library at the Center for European Information

The library at CEI includes more than 600 different titles as well as electronic materials which have been provided for the center by: the Office of European Commission in Ukraine; the Center of Information and Documents of NATO; the Bureau of Advice on Europe, in Ukraine; the embassies of the European States in Ukraine; the International Renaissance Foundation; public organizations and benevolent funds, etc.

  • Access to the Internet

All authorized users of the Center as well as library members are permitted free access to the Internet at CEI. At your disposal also is the help of a consultant in retrieving necessary information on questions about the EU.

  • An electronic catalog of publications about European and Euro Atlantic integration in Sumy is available.

Go to the page Catalogue of Editions, to take advantage of the system and search for literature in the libraries of the city. (This page is under construction).

  • Electronic newsletter

If you wish to get regional news, about planned or conducted actions, competitions, announcements, which touch European integration, news of legislation, political processes in EU, etc., you can register on this web site, or send an e-mail with the subject “Subscribe” to If you wish to unsubscribe from the mailing list, just send an e-mail to the above address with the subject “Unsubscribe.”

  • European education — seminars, trainings, conferences

If you wish to invite trainers, or need any help organizing educational programs about Europe, please contact us.

Address Center for European Information

Heroyiv Stalingrada Street, 10, Sumy (Sumy Regional Library, Krupska, 3rd Floor)

Tel.: +38 (0542) 65 04 88