Institution and project development


In recent years a bad practice of cross-border project development and implementation has taken root in Central Europe. Local actors use cross-border cooperation programmes for satisfying their own, local development needs. Consequently, sustainable, long-term institutionalised and strategic cooperation cannot be developed. The parties meet in an ad-hoc way for the sake of a single project. Following the the project implementation the partners deal with maintaining only their own project package, the joint elements are fading out.

The mission of CESCI is to transform this bad practice into a good one, that of strategically based long-term forms of cooperation. Integrated projects can ensure the joint development of the projects and the long-term sustainability of the results thereof.

Institutionalised cooperation might guarantee a strategic approach in planning and financing.

In this field CESCI provides support in:

  • developing institutional frameworks for long-term cooperation (e.g. preparation, establishment and registration of EGTCs)
  • capacity building at the level of stakeholders interested in CBC activities
  • preparing and developing integrated projects
  • organization of training courses and workshops facilitating smarter project development at local level
  • sharing experiences and information related to institutionalised, strategically based cooperation.


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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.