On December 13 & 14, 2012, the CEELI Institute hosted the inaugural conference for the Central and Eastern European Judicial Exchange Network. The conference brought together non-high court judges and court administrators from fourteen countries across the region to the Villa Grobövka for a dialogue on judicial accountability and court efficiency. The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs provided funding for the event.

CEELI would like to thank the U.S. Department of State, Ambassador Eisen and the U.S. Embassy in Prague, U.S. Embassies in the region, and the experts, participants, translators, and staff for helping to make the conference happen.