The Central European Service for Cross-border Initiatives (CESCI) is a Budapest based think-tank of cross-border issues. It was established in 2009 following the model of the French Mission Opérationnelle Transfrontalière (MOT).
CESCI provides professional support to the stakeholders involved in territorial cooperation in Hungary and in Central Europe. By involving experts from neighbouring countries our association aims at strengthening the need and raising the spirit of cooperation and in this way facilitating mutual understanding and tolerance between the nations of the Danube region.
CESCI is an open association the members of which are local and regional municipalities, natural persons and professional bodies (including MOT as well).
The mission of CESCI is presented by the following figure:
The annual General Assembly meeting of CESCI will be organized on 25th (Thuesday) April 2017 at 12:30 in the Ereky István conference hall of Falk1 Event Centre. For further information, please click here.//2017.02.17.
The "Cross-Border Review 2016", the third yearbook of the CESCI European Institute of Cross-border Studies, is avaiable on our website. Subtitle of the yearbook is "European Crisis and its Consequences for Borders and Cooperation." Its editor-in-chief was James W. Scott (Professor of Regional and Border Studies, University of Eastern Finland). The Review is published in English.//2016.11.16.
We kindly and happily inform you that our project 'Legal Accessibility', which had been started in January 2016, was successfully completed! You can read details and more information about the project and about the achieved results on the webpage of the project. The prepared documents of the project can be downloaded from the webpage. These documents create the opportunity for systematic monitoring and analysis of border obstacles, as well as the institutionalised development of solutions.//2016.10.11.
We are pleased to inform you that CESCI has published its latest publication on the Hungarian EGTCs. The volume titled Overview of EGTCs around Hungary and edited together with Sara Svensson can be downloaded from our website.//2016.07.11.
We are pleased to inform you that studies on cross-border cooperation in the Danube Region were published within the framework of the project entitled "Crossing the border". The volume consists of one comprehensive study and 14 case studies. It is the result of a cooperation between 25 researchers and support from the Hungarian Ministry of Public Administration and Justice. The studies are available here.