Who we are
CEE Bankwatch Network is an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) with member organisations from countries across central and eastern Europe (CEE). We monitor the activities of international financial institutions (IFIs) which operate in the region and promote environmentally, socially and economically sustainable alternatives to their policies and projects.
Bankwatch staff at the general meeting in Litomysl, Czech Republic in April 2011
Bankwatch was formally set up in 1995 and has become one of the strongest networks of environmental NGOs in central and eastern Europe.
... is an environmentally, socially and economically just world, built on solidarity, participation and respect for ecological limits. People enjoy fulfilling lives and are aware of and responsible for the consequences of their actions.
Read more in our leaflet (pdf)
To make this vision become reality, we are working to prevent the environmentally and socially harmful impacts of international development finance, and to promote alternative solutions and public participation.
In our work, we pay attention to values shared by our staff and member groups: trust, justice, solidarity/team work, diversity, value of nature and people, critical thinking, believe in change, integrity, dedication to the cause, grassroots approach and openness.