Implementation period: 01/11/2020–31/03/2022

The general objective of the project is to contribute to the Europeanisation of the Ukrainian western borders by the adaptation of European standards, methods and values in the field of CBC.

The specific objective is to boost CBC along the western Ukrainian borders by improving the conditions there of at national (legislative background), regional and local (capacity development) level. For the sake of better legislative background, the partners will analyse the current frames and, with the involvement of the representatives of the Ukrainian state administration, will draft textual recommendations on the amendments of existing legislation.The whole process will be accompanied with expert meetings and the final results will bepresented at the international conference organised by the Košice Platform in Prešov. In parallel, also the regional and local actors’ capacities should be developed in order to be enabled to actively participate in cross-border activities and use the benefits of the improved conditions. For this purpose, the partners will develop a training material and organise the first training in Uzhhorod on CBC with the following thematic components: legal-institutional and economic background of CBC; European policy background; citizens’ involvement in CBC; paradiplomacy of regional and local actors; intercultural cooperation; governance of CBC; joint cross-border planning; project development; fundraising. The targeted participants are the representatives of Ukrainian local and regional authorities located along the common PL/SK/HU/UA borders.

The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe. For more information please visit: www.visegradfund.org.


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Since 2012, we have been regularly organizing our professional event, the Oradea Process, helping the Hungarian-Romanian cross-border cooperation. This year, we organized a workshop, albeit online, with the Association of French Central and Eastern European Initiatives, during which French experts gave presentations on their experiences with cross-border integrated planning and development, and then discussed with local stakeholders the possibility of launching a similar strategic planning process in the region.


What are the benefits of cross-border cooperation? How and why do we use this tool? How do these cooperation projects contribute to the construction and reconciliation of the European Area?
These and similar questions will be answered at the webinar "The benefits of cross-border cooperation for European construction - 100 years after Trianon", co-organized by CESCI, on 28 October 2020 from 17:00.

More information and free registration here. The event will be held in Hungarian and French.


The b-solutions initiative opens the 3rd call for proposals. In doing so, applicants that are facing administrative and legal obstacles in cross-border cooperation have the chance to request support. Applicants can submit their application until 21st of September 2020. Please find all the relevant information for this call for proposals at https://www.b-solutionsproject.com/call-for-proposals


The Commission's public consultation on the future of transport has been launched. The consultation is available here and can be completed by September 23, 2020.


On 16 June 2020, the Association of European Border Regions (AEBR), the Mission Opérationnelle Transfrontalière (MOT) and the Central European Support Service for Cross-Border Initiatives (CESCI) established the European Border Citizens' Alliance to promote cross-border cooperation along all European borders.