Mediation

 

Partners of the Budapest Platform (established in 2010) are common in their mission of mediation between the local, the national and the European level. Mediation is crucial because without this proper information on policy documents and legal provisions under preparation related to cross-border cooperation at national and EU level cannot reach local stakeholders who will be responsible for the implementation of those regulations; and vica versa: the preparation of decisions will be inadequate without the knowledge of interests and capacities of local stakeholders.

As an international organisation CESCI has developed a professional partnership not only with the Hungarian government but with those of neighbouring countries as well and uses this network of relations for improving the performance of cross-border cooperation. Our association takes part in several professional networks and platforms in Europe. Besides, CESCI is involved in networking of local stakeholders in Central Europe.

As a service provider CESCI helps cooperation by:

  • providing access to a wide range of information
  • managing a permanent workshop of EGTCs with Hungarian participation
  • taking part in the preparatory phase of decision-making at national and EU level
  • preparing policy background papers, analyses and proposals
  • organisation professional events, conferences and training courses related to cross-border activities
  • developing partnerships.

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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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