The Central European Tectonic Groups is an open scientific association bringing together the geoscientists with the interest in geodynamic processes of the Earth crust in a broad measure. The main topics of the annual meetings are the problems of structural evolution of the orogenic belts, the basin evolution, relationship of magmatism and tectonics and many others, studied by the methods of structural geology, petrology, geochemistry, sedimentology and geophysics.

The decision that Czech, Polish and Slovak tectonic and structural geologists should establish CETEG to respond to increasing interest and attendance of the ČTS meetings by geologists from central Europe originated during the 7th Czech Tectonic Studies Group (ČTS) Meeting in Żelazno, 2002.

CETEG Founders