CESCI is permanent member of the Hungarian Danube Strategy working group, which involves the representatives of the ministries and professional organisations interested in the realisation of the Strategy. Our association participates in the work lead by the government commissioner as project manager and advisor too.
The Budapest Platform was founded by the French Mission Opérationnelle Transfrontalière (MOT); the Dutch Ministry of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations; the Working Communities Galicia North-Portugal and Castilla y León-North Portugal (CCDRN) and CESCI in 2010. The network unites entities which support cross-border cooperation.2013
CESCI also participates in the work of the EGTC Platform established by the Committee of the Regions which unites the registered EGTCs and the professional organisations dealing with the subject. In this capacity, we took part in events of the organisation and the information exchange with the department operating the platform is permanent considering the large number of Hungarian EGTCs.
The General Assembly of our association decided to join the CECICN (Conference of European Cross-border and Interregional City Networks) uniting the Mediterranean, Adriatic, Baltic, Atlantic and Iberian city associations in 2012. The Executive Committee of CECICN approved our affiliation in June 2013, since then we actively participate in the preparation and finalization of contribution documents submitted by the network to different institutions of the EU and in the events of the organisation.
The General Assembly of the Association of European Border Regions also admitted CESCI as a member in 2012. The AEBR is the only association which unites the cross-border regions. It has 96 members which represent overall 200 cross-border area from all over Europe. The organisation is a member of the Committee of Experts on border issues of the Council of Europe and they have direct relations to the EU bodies and institutions concerning the topic.
Since 2014 we have been members of the European Association of Geographers which aims at uniting those individuals and organisations interested in the academic, methodological and functional aspects of geography.
The annual General Assembly meeting of CESCI will be organized on 25th (Thuesday) April 2017 at 12:30 in the Ereky István conference hall of Falk1 Event Centre. For further information, please click here.//2017.02.17.
The "Cross-Border Review 2016", the third yearbook of the CESCI European Institute of Cross-border Studies, is avaiable on our website. Subtitle of the yearbook is "European Crisis and its Consequences for Borders and Cooperation." Its editor-in-chief was James W. Scott (Professor of Regional and Border Studies, University of Eastern Finland). The Review is published in English.//2016.11.16.
We kindly and happily inform you that our project 'Legal Accessibility', which had been started in January 2016, was successfully completed! You can read details and more information about the project and about the achieved results on the webpage of the project. The prepared documents of the project can be downloaded from the webpage. These documents create the opportunity for systematic monitoring and analysis of border obstacles, as well as the institutionalised development of solutions.//2016.10.11.
We are pleased to inform you that CESCI has published its latest publication on the Hungarian EGTCs. The volume titled Overview of EGTCs around Hungary and edited together with Sara Svensson can be downloaded from our website.//2016.07.11.
We are pleased to inform you that studies on cross-border cooperation in the Danube Region were published within the framework of the project entitled "Crossing the border". The volume consists of one comprehensive study and 14 case studies. It is the result of a cooperation between 25 researchers and support from the Hungarian Ministry of Public Administration and Justice. The studies are available here.