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.
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.