CEEPUS programme is primarily aimed at promoting mobility within CEEPUS networks. CEEPUS network consists of at least three members form at least two CEEPUS participating countries, with one member having a role of network coordinator. In practice, the number of members in the network is much larger. Coordinators and partners can be institutions of higher education and their components. In addition to mobility achieved inside the networks, CEEPUS also supports mobility outside the networks, the so-called freemover mobility.
Central European Exchange Program for University Studies (CEEPUS) is regional academic exchange program that came into force on 1 December, 1994 when a CEEPUS Agreement, signed in Budapest in 1993, was activated.
Croatia signed the CEEPUS Agreement in 1995, becoming a member along with Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Czechia, Hungary, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Serbia. In the academic year 2009/2010, the University of Pristina, Kosovo joined the programme, and in 2011/2012 Moldavia.
On 1 May, 2011 CEEPUS III Agreement came into force for the duration of seven years. CEEPUS III places emphasis on the development of joint programmes and on collaboration within the EU Strategy for the Danube Region and its Priority Area 9 ‘People and Skills’.