The Carpathian Euroregion is an international association formed on February 14, 1993 by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Poland, Ukraine, and Hungary in the city of Debrecen.
The Carpathian Euroregion comprises 19 administrative units of five countries from Central and East Europe, which are Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Ukraine and Romania. Its total area is about 160 000 km2 or over 60 thousands square miles. It is inhabited by over 15 million people.
The Carpathian Euroregion is designed to bring together the people who inhabit the region of the Carpathian Mountains and to facilitate their cooperation in the fields of science, culture, education, trade, tourism and economy.
Due to its size within the region was created another one, the Biharia Euroregion, centered in Oradea. It covers two neighboring counties of Bihor in Romania and Hajdu-Bihar in Hungary.