CESCI is permanent member of the Hungarian Danube Strategy working group, which involves the representatives of the ministries and professional organisations interested in the realisation of the Strategy. Our association participates in the work lead by the government commissioner as project manager and advisor too.
The Budapest Platform was founded by the French Mission Opérationnelle Transfrontalière (MOT); the Dutch Ministry of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations; the Working Communities Galicia North-Portugal and Castilla y León-North Portugal (CCDRN) and CESCI in 2010. The network unites entities which support cross-border cooperation.2013
CESCI also participates in the work of the EGTC Platform established by the Committee of the Regions which unites the registered EGTCs and the professional organisations dealing with the subject. In this capacity, we took part in events of the organisation and the information exchange with the department operating the platform is permanent considering the large number of Hungarian EGTCs.
The General Assembly of the Association of European Border Regions admitted CESCI as a member in 2012. The AEBR is the only association which unites the cross-border regions. It has 96 members which represent overall 200 cross-border area from all over Europe. The organisation is a member of the Committee of Experts on border issues of the Council of Europe and they have direct relations to the EU bodies and institutions concerning the topic.
Since 2014 we have been members of the European Association of Geographers which aims at uniting those individuals and organisations interested in the academic, methodological and functional aspects of geography.
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.//2018.05.28.
Together with our Italian, German and Serb partners we have published a questionnaire on CBC in the Danube and Adriatic-Ionian macro-regions. By filling it in, you register for an on-line platform, developed within the framework of the SECCo2 project, which will promote news, events, open call for proposals, and projects on CBC. For further details please click here.//2018.05.28.
On the 16th of May Falk 1 Event center housed the final episode of our seminar series on cross-border governance. Olivier T. Kramsch, assistant professor at Radboud University, illustrated the field's theoretical dilemmas with current political-historical examples in his lecture titled "After the 'B/ordering Turn': Cross-Border Governance in a Time of Walls, Fences, and more Walls".