The Czech Republic & Slovakia Affiliate of ISPE was founded in 1999. At that time there were 18 individual ISPE members in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. In November 1999 the founding conference of ISPE was held in which the Affiliate Constituent Committee was elected and plans and strategy for the Affiliate's activities were set. It was decided on the common Affiliate for the Czech Republic and Slovakia. In March the Committee was established and in September 1999 the Czech Republic & Slovakia Affiliate of ISPE came officially into existence.
In the following years the Affiliate's activities confined to individual visits to ISPE events and irregular contact of the Committee members. Since the autumn 2002, partly as a reaction to an impulse coming from the European Office, the Affiliate has made the first steps to become an active and useful part of ISPE. In February 2003 the meeting of the Committee was held in Prague, with participation of Mr Roger Trew, an official of the European Office. In this meeting the Affiliate's bylaws were discussed (both Czech and English version) as well as the future steps.