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.
An annual meeting of the approval bodies of the European territorial association was held in Brussels on 18 September 2018, during which the István Pálfi Prize was handed over. In 2018, the Hungarian prize-winning was Imre Csalagovits, Head of Department of the Ministry of Finance, while the international winner was Dirk Peters, a leading foreign expert in the European Commission's Regional Directorate-General.
EuroAccess - A new online information point and search tool has been launched where you can search for more than 200 EU-funded programs. The platform is available here.//2018.10.25.
Our project, the SECCo2 – Youth for cross-border partnership and cohesion of the EUSDR andEUSAIR, got an invitation to the 5th Danube Participation Day which was held on 17th October, in Sofia, Bulgaria. Our colleague, Enikő Hüse-Nyerges, project manager introduced the initiative to those interested during the afternoon session.//2018.08.01.
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.