Annual General Assembly meeting
It is my pleasure to cordially invite you to the annual meeting of the General Assembly of the Central European Service for Cross-Border Initiatives, which will be held on the 25th of April 2017 (Tuesday) at 12:30 a.m.
Location: Ereky István Conference Room, Falk1 Events Centre, Falk Miksa Str. 1., 1055 Budapest.
Preliminary agenda of the meeting
2. Reports of the organisations in cooperation with CESCI
2.1 CESCI Balkans 2016 report
2.2 CESCI Carpathia 2016 report and the revision of General Assembly resolution on CESCI membership
5. Matters of officials
5.1 Election of Member of Board
5.2 Election of Members of Supervisory Board
In the case the General Assembly will not be quorate in the time announced, the meeting of the General Assembly will be convened with the same agenda at the same venue, on the 25th of April 2017 at 13:00 a.m. The reconvened General Assembly is quorate regardless of the number of members present.
Please be advised that participation is also possible by personal representation or by authorisation (template for individuals and organizations). Please note that in the case of no representation (absence), by not fulfilling your membership duties, you are dismissed of your rights related to the agenda items.
You are kindly requested to indicate the means of your presence at the General Assembly, or your absence by up to the day before the event by contacting the association via e-mail and in case of authorisation, please indicate that to the Chairman up to the day of the event.
New officials will be elected on this General Assembly; please indicate your nominated candidate(s) in writing by attaching the acceptance written statement (statement-sample attached) of the candidate up to the day of the General Assembly meeting to the Chairman. Failing to do this, you can nominate your candidate only orally at the meeting with the oral acceptance statement of the candidate (these statements will be officially registered in the minutes).
The Statutes of CESCI do not prohibit the re-election of those officials whose mandate has been expired.
The new officials to be elected (3-3 yrs):
A./ Member of the Presidency, 1 prs (member who has an expired mandate: Dr. Jože Gričar)
A member of the Presidency (leading official) is an adult person whose capacity to act in the scope of activities necessary for his actions is not limited. The members of the Presidency have to be elected from the members of the association on the first place, but one third can be elected from persons who are not the members of the association (in this case the elected new member can be a person who is not one of the members of the association).
Persons whose sentence to imprisonment for committing a crime has become final CANNOT be leading officials until being exempt from the unfavourable consequences of criminal record. Persons banned by the law to undertake this profession cannot be leading officials of the association. Those who have been banned by legally binding court judgement to undertake certain professions cannot be leading officials, during the ban being in effect, at a legal personality carrying out the activities indicated in the court judgement. Those banned from pursuing activities of leading officials cannot become such officials throughout the period of time determined in the banning resolution.
B./ Member of the Supervisory Board, 3 prs (current 3 members have an expired mandate: Kálmán Nagy, dr. Attila Tilki, István Oláh)
The below circumstances rule out the possibility of being elected as Chairman, member or auditor of the Supervisory Board:
a) The person in question is not of full age or, in case this person is of full age, his/her capacity to act has been limited in relation to the scope of activities necessary to this position,
b) There are grounds for refusal regarding leading officials against this person and, further, his/her relative is a leading official of the legal person,
c) The person in question is at the same time Chairman or member of the decision-making body or the management (not including here the members of the decision-making body of the association not fulfilling any positions)
d) He is in contractual relationship with the public benefit organisation for purposes other than those resulting from his original position in the association, unless legal regulations provide otherwise
e) He receives benefits from the target-oriented allowances of the public benefit organisation, except for the non-financial services available for anyone without limitations and for the targeted allowances given by the association to one of its members based upon his membership and on its deed of foundation and, finally,
f) This person is a close relative of those referred to in any of the headings (c) – e) headings (Civil Law 8:1 § Paragraph (1) Point 1).
The personal appearance of the candidates is required for the election; please bring your identity documents with you.
The proposals and technical information will be sent separately.
Dr. Tamás Tóth
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".