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.
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//2020.07.13.
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.//2020.06.16.
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.//2020.02.11.
Monday and Tuesday in Uzhhorod we signed a strategic cooperation memorandum addressing cross-border cooperation together with the Department of Economics and Law of the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences and the Faculty of Law of the National University of Uzhhorod. The event included a scientific meeting and a training for public servants.//2019.10.24.
The AEBR organised its third Cross-Border School in Dresden with the aim to share the experiences of professionals and knowledge of academics of the cross-border cooperation field. Our association's strategic planner, Melinda Benczi, contributed to the discourse by presenting the cohesion-based strategic planning methodology of CESCI as well as conducting a simulation game on the role of individual stakeholders in cross-border development.