CURRICULUM VITAE

Gyula OCSKAY

I was born in Budapest. I have four degrees in the humanities and one in regional economy. For 4 years I had taught in a primary school as a Hungarian-history teacher. After that for 7 years I had educated political science political and social philosophy at the Pázmány Péter Catholic University (Faculty of Humanities, Institute of Philosophy).

Between 1999 and 2009 I coordinated the cross-border programmes of Esztergom as an external consultant and later as the director of the local regional development firm. During this work I have personally managed the establishment and the operational work of the Ister-Granum Euroregion, later the establishment and the initial development work of the European Union’s second EGTC.

Since 1992 I have been dealing with regional questions and political theory of space.

Since July 2009 as a secretary general, I have been coordinating the work of CESCI’s working organ.

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//2019.02.13.

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.

//2019.02.13.

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.

//2019.02.13.

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.

//2019.02.13.

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.

//2018.12.18.

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.

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