Jože Gričar got bachelor degree in Business; Masters in Business Administration in the field of marketing, then in 1984 he received Ph.D. degree in business & information systems at the University of Ljubljana. He studied in the United States within the framework of more post gradual education programme, mainly at the University of Denver.
Prior to joining the University of Maribor as professor emeritus in 1977, he was holding various managerial positions in the field of commerce in Ljubljana; he was the representative of foreign firms for eleven years.
Between 1988 and 2008 he was the Chairman of the annual Bled eConference, since 1998 he has served as the national expert and deputy member of the Slovenian Delegation of the Information and Communication Technologies Committee (5th, 6th and 7th Framework Programme of the EU). In addition he is the contact person of the eLivingLab, member of the ALADIN Steering Committee and the CEI Task Force on ICT.
He got the Golden Medal of the University of Maribor for research achievements and international cooperation, IBM Faculty Award in recognition of exceptional research & educational program, and he gained the honorary membership of The Economists Association of Slovenia.
His current research includes e-Commerce and innovative cross-border e-Region development.
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".