On 1st January, CESCI launched its SECCo2 - Youth for cross-border partnership and cohesion of EUSDR and EUSAIR’ project which will be implemented in partnership with the AEBR (Association of European Border Regions), the ISIG (Istituto di Sociologia Internazionale di Gorizia) and the CESCI Balkans. The project supported by the Danube strategic Project Fund aims at strengthening the professional cooperation of cross-border stakeholders within the territories of the Danube, Adriatic and Ionian macro-regions; and the involvement of youth in cross-border activities.

The kick-off meeting of the project took place on 29th January, in the office of CESCI, Budapest. During the one-day meeting, the lead partner and the project participants discussed the project activities in details and agreed on the timing, the task division and the way of cooperation. Regarding the professional content, decision was made on the structure and content of the on-line platform as the future virtual meeting point of cross-border actors from the concerned regions, in addition the partners agreed on the content of the e-learning materials.

One of the most important elements of the project is the Youth Forum and international conference to be organized on May 30-31, in Tivat, Montegero. The youth forums, initiated by the AEBR, aim to involve the young generation in the cross-border discourse, hereby preparing them for the effective and efficient management of cross-border cooperation and developments. The forum to be held within the framework of the project will be 10th one in the row. As an incentive for their participation, the project partners offer financial support for university students within the frames of an open call, which will be available on our Facebook site soon.

The interactive youth forum will accompanied by an international conference on CBC issues. For further information and the draft programme, click here.

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