Dear Visitor,

Have you ever tried to work, venture, learn, settle down, or buy a house or a car on the other side of the border? Many people live their everyday lives with a knowledge about the proximity of the border, along with all the difficulties originating from this situation. We founded our association in 2009 with the aim to make their lives easier by enhancing the permeability of borders and by removing barriers created by them.

During our work, we apply the latest scientific results. Based on these results we create cross-border strategic plans and programmes which serve as basis for concrete sustainable developments. Moreover, it is our important mission to play certain intermediary role between local, national and EU level institutions in order to adopt provisions at upper levels which are comprehensible also at local level and are to the interests of local people.

CESCI aims to create as many relations as possible between people living on each side of the border, to help removing the barriers hindering cooperation in order to not only make everyday life easier but also contribute to bring a mutual understanding and rapprochement among the people living in Central Europe.


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We are pleased to inform you that studies on cross-border cooperation in the Danube Region were published within the framework of the project entitled "Crossing the border". The volume consists of one comprehensive study and 14 case studies. It is the result of a cooperation between 25 researchers and support from the Hungarian Ministry of Public Administration and Justice. The studies are available here.


We are pleased to inform you that Fatima Ház Alapítvány, CESCI Balkans and AEBR are organizing a youth training entitled "StartUP Yourself!" which will be held in
Hódmezővásárhely from 12th to 23rd August. For further information, please click here.


CESCI’s annual General Assembly meeting was held on the 19th of May in Budapest. Within the framework of the strict agenda of the meeting, members of the association approved the annual reports of the association and its various organs, approved the modification of the Statutes and made a decision about joining CESCI Carpathia. For further information, click here.


CESCI's working organ has moved to a new office. Our address: 1137 Budapest, Újpesti rakpart 5. 3rd floor12a.


CESCI has published its newest study on the joint spatial planning plan in Komarno and Komárom. CESCI scholar Lilla Krisztina Szilágyi's study presents an overview of the joint development document, reviews the implementation of the development plan and drafts proposals by using examples of existing best practices. The whole study is available here.