Roland Hesz

I was born in Budapest in 1988. I performed my secondary school studies in Kossuth Lajos Grammar School. After that I admitted to the Faculty of Sciences, Eötvös Loránd University. I started dealing with scientific research as a university student and as a result I got the 2nd place at the student competition in December 2010. I had the opportunity to spend five month in Slovenia with the help of the Erasmus programme. During my studies at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana I was studying about the geography of Slovenia and the culture of Slavic countries. I wrote my thesis in the emergence of border situation in the European and Hungarian development policies. I focused on the potential role of the EGTCs in particular. I got my degree with the grade with honours in geography with the specialisation in regional and urban planning in 2012.

I had been a trainee at CESCI from March 2011 and since February 2013 I have been employed as a strategic planner.

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We participated the “National Minorities in Regional Development” workshop in Flensburg at the invitation of ECMI (European Centre for Minority Issues). We would like to thank them for the professional workshop that gave an opportunity for a colourful international exchange of experience.


In the framework of the project funded by the Visegrád Fund, our proposal for the V4 legal accessibility mechanism was published. The study is available here.


On 31 January, CESCI participated as an expert at the professional meeting organised by the DG Regio and the AEBR in Brussels targeting the B-Solutions programme dealing with cross-border legal obstacles. The project owners of the 10 projects selected in the first round of the programme presented the obstacles identified by themselves, as well as their proposals on how to abolish the concerned obstacles. Mr Dirk Peters (DG Regio) introduced the draft ECBM (European Cross-Border Mechanism) Regulation, in the perspective of which the experts had to assess the presented projects.


It is our pleasure to inform you that our newest academic output, 'Cross-Border Review 2018', is already available. The volume collects articles with very different perspectives on cross-border cooperation and it encompasses huge territorial space from Europe to China. To download click here.


The Central European Service for Cross-border Initiatives, founded in 2009, celebrates its 10 years of operation this year. The event will be celebrated on April 25-26, 2019 with a two-day conference. Details will be published on our website soon.