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.
An annual meeting of the approval bodies of the European territorial association was held in Brussels on 18 September 2018, during which the István Pálfi Prize was handed over. In 2018, the Hungarian prize-winning was Imre Csalagovits, Head of Department of the Ministry of Finance, while the international winner was Dirk Peters, a leading foreign expert in the European Commission's Regional Directorate-General.
EuroAccess - A new online information point and search tool has been launched where you can search for more than 200 EU-funded programs. The platform is available here.//2018.10.25.
Our project, the SECCo2 – Youth for cross-border partnership and cohesion of the EUSDR andEUSAIR, got an invitation to the 5th Danube Participation Day which was held on 17th October, in Sofia, Bulgaria. Our colleague, Enikő Hüse-Nyerges, project manager introduced the initiative to those interested during the afternoon session.//2018.08.01.
The first study of our project 'Legal accessiblity among the V4 countries' was published. The document on the Nordic Council is available here.//2018.07.13.
The ABS organized its second world conference, this year in Vienna and Budapest. Yesterday, on the way from Vienna to Budapest CESCI organized a field-trip to the Memorial Park of the Pan-European Picnic of 1989 located next to the border crossing point between Sankt Margarethen im Burgenland and Sopronkőhida. The program included three consecutive presentations: Béla Bartók explained the border regime in the time of Communism, László Nagy explained the events and circumstances of the opening of the border while Gyula Ocskay, linked the historical events to our current times by talking about the developments along the Hungarian borders over the last 30 years and about the present situation of cross-border cooperation.