CESCI seeks after a close cooperation with Hungarian government bodies in order to represent interests and information at national level, as well as to assist the work of local players by the implementation of ideas and concepts generated on upper level.
In recent years, we managed to build the most direct professional relation with the Ministry of Public Administration and Justice, more accurately, with its Section of Cross-Border Co-operations for Territorial Administration. The cooperation includes the forums for consultations concerning EGTCs, preparation of legal provisions, the organisation of joint events and the development of background materials.
Within the framework of a strategic cooperation we work together with the Budapest Danube Contact Point of the European Investment Bank, especially regarding the preparation of cross-border development and investments and the enforcement of the macro-regional approach. We are engaged in the work of the Hungarian Interministerial Working Group of the EU Strategy for Danube Region and we regularly harmonize our presence with the Office of the EU Danube Strategy operating within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Since 2010, we have developed professional relationship through the cross-border aspects of spatial development with the Ministry for National Economy and its strategic background institution, the Office for National Economic Planning.
Regarding the topic of cross-border infrastructure development our partner is the Ministry of National Development, as well as its two background institutions, the Coordination Center for Transport Development and the Institute for Transport Sciences.
We work together with a number of other public institutions on an ad-hoc basis within the framework of a concrete project or initiative. Thanks to these professional relationships we can emphasize the importance of cross-border cooperation and the cross-border approach even at governmental level, which makes us able to pass those information to local actors necessary for their work.
The first study of our project 'Legal accessiblity among the V4 countries' was published. The document on the Nordic Council is available here.//2018.07.13.
The ABS organized its second world conference, this year in Vienna and Budapest. Yesterday, on the way from Vienna to Budapest CESCI organized a field-trip to the Memorial Park of the Pan-European Picnic of 1989 located next to the border crossing point between Sankt Margarethen im Burgenland and Sopronkőhida. The program included three consecutive presentations: Béla Bartók explained the border regime in the time of Communism, László Nagy explained the events and circumstances of the opening of the border while Gyula Ocskay, linked the historical events to our current times by talking about the developments along the Hungarian borders over the last 30 years and about the present situation of cross-border cooperation.//2018.06.19.
On the 18th of June 2018 the two embassies, the Municipality of Szentgotthárd and CESCI organized the fourth Slovene-Hungarian Annual Forum. This year, the key topic of the seminar was the tool-kit for the economic and social development of abandoned and ageing areas, including the agrarian sector, silver economy and tourism. The afternoon panels were devoted to the problems and development potentials of the concrete border region. Further details to be found here.//2018.06.07.
The Association of European Border Regions (AEBR), Central European Service for Cross-border Initiatives Balkans (CESCI Balkans), The Institute of International Sociology of Gorizia (ISIG) and CESCI (Hungary) organized the 10th International Youth Forum in Tivat between 30-31 May. The event, financed by Danube Strategic Project Fund within the framework of the SECCo2 project was attended by 120 participants from all over the Danube and Adriatic Ionian macro-regions. More details can be found here.//2018.05.28.
On 22nd and 23rd May, within the framework of the project facilitating the legal harmonisation between the Visegrad countries, the representatives of the cooperating partners and the ministries of the four countries visited Copenhagen and Malmö. The objective of the study visit was to get to know about the work and internal mechanisms of the Freedom of Movement Council established by the Nordic Council in 2014. Read our report here.