The CEEBP assists associations of publishers and booksellers in Central and Eastern Europe to develop projects aimed at the improvement of book trade infrastructure, accessibility of books and information about books for general public.
Professional book trade associations in Central and Eastern Europe receive assistance in structural improvement of book promotion and distribution, development of Books in Print catalogues, and training.
The multiple-year projects in Ukraine, Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, and Poland have been co-financed by the Matra Programme of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands. The Romanian project is funded by the ERSTE Foundation, Vienna.
Since 2000, CEEBP cooperates with the Central and East European Library Online CEEOL assisting periodicals and book publishers.