Melinda Benczi

After graduating from the mathematics-informatics department of the Tamási Áron High School of Székelyudvarhely, I successfully applied to the University of Eötvös Loránd’s Faculty of Humanities where I completed my BA studies in English and French. Additionally, I have studied a semester at the Universidade Nova in Lisbon where I also took up Portuguese. In parallel with my university studies, I completed the Mathias Corvinus Collegium’s international relations specialization, which further cultivated my interest in social sciences.

Therefore, after graduating from the university, I did not pursue the translator-interpreter profession, but as a social researcher trainee I started working at the Center for Economic and Social Inclusion Research Institute in London. In addition, I have participated in the Council of Europe's training in Italy on social inclusion, integration and on social responsibility in Poland.

In 2014 I started my master studies in social sciences at the University of Southern Denmark in comparative public policy and welfare studies. As part of the programme, I worked as a policy analyst for a semester at the InclusionUS research and consulting firm in Washington DC.

I work for CESCI since the spring of 2018 as a strategic planner and project manager focusing on the social aspects of cross-border spatial development.

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The Danube Transnational Programme is looking for the best videos showing the DTP projects' transnational cooperation activities and results! Create a video that captures the essence of your project both for stakeholders and the general public. The competition's regulation and further information can be found here.


Via Carpatia EGTC is launching a project call within the framework of Small Project Fund. Applications can be continuously submitted.


The 8th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region will take place on 27th and 28th of June in Bucharest.


EU Strategy for the Adriatic-Ionian Region (EUSAIR) is holding its 4th Annual Forum between the 7-8th of May 2019 at Budva, Montenegro. Further information will be published here soon.


On the 9th of April 2019 the European Committee of the Regions will organize two consecutive and complementary events: between 10:30 and 12:00 the best practices and transferability of EGTC management of small people to people projects will be discussed while between 14:00 and 17:00 and INTERACT workshop and exchange for EGTCs will take place.  Further details can be found here.