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.
We participated the “National Minorities in Regional Development” workshop in Flensburg at the invitation of ECMI (European Centre for Minority Issues). We would like to thank them for the professional workshop that gave an opportunity for a colourful international exchange of experience.//2019.02.13.
In the framework of the project funded by the Visegrád Fund, our proposal for the V4 legal accessibility mechanism was published. The study is available here.//2019.02.13.
On 31 January, CESCI participated as an expert at the professional meeting organised by the DG Regio and the AEBR in Brussels targeting the B-Solutions programme dealing with cross-border legal obstacles. The project owners of the 10 projects selected in the first round of the programme presented the obstacles identified by themselves, as well as their proposals on how to abolish the concerned obstacles. Mr Dirk Peters (DG Regio) introduced the draft ECBM (European Cross-Border Mechanism) Regulation, in the perspective of which the experts had to assess the presented projects.//2019.02.13.
It is our pleasure to inform you that our newest academic output, 'Cross-Border Review 2018', is already available. The volume collects articles with very different perspectives on cross-border cooperation and it encompasses huge territorial space from Europe to China. To download click here.//2018.12.18.
The Central European Service for Cross-border Initiatives, founded in 2009, celebrates its 10 years of operation this year. The event will be celebrated on April 25-26, 2019 with a two-day conference. Details will be published on our website soon.