EEC is the only periodical dealing with rural change in Central and Eastern Europe (countries which underwent a fundamental system transformation after 1989, abandoning socialism for a democratic system based on the free market economy). It presents the process of change in the legislative, organizational, economic and social areas as well as the predicted consequences of those changes.
Most of the texts are about socio-economic, political, cultural phenomena in the lives of rural communities undergoing change.

EEC provides international circulation for research results and academic works which are generally only published in the national languages of Eastern and Central European countries and thus restricted within the borders of individual country markets.