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 the Association of European Border Regions 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 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.//2018.06.19.
On the 18th of June 2018 the two embassies, the Municipality of Szentgotthárd and CESCI organized the fourth Slovene-Hungarian Annual Forum. This year, the key topic of the seminar was the tool-kit for the economic and social development of abandoned and ageing areas, including the agrarian sector, silver economy and tourism. The afternoon panels were devoted to the problems and development potentials of the concrete border region. Further details to be found here.//2018.06.07.
The Association of European Border Regions (AEBR), Central European Service for Cross-border Initiatives Balkans (CESCI Balkans), The Institute of International Sociology of Gorizia (ISIG) and CESCI (Hungary) organized the 10th International Youth Forum in Tivat between 30-31 May. The event, financed by Danube Strategic Project Fund within the framework of the SECCo2 project was attended by 120 participants from all over the Danube and Adriatic Ionian macro-regions. More details can be found here.//2018.05.28.
On 22nd and 23rd May, within the framework of the project facilitating the legal harmonisation between the Visegrad countries, the representatives of the cooperating partners and the ministries of the four countries visited Copenhagen and Malmö. The objective of the study visit was to get to know about the work and internal mechanisms of the Freedom of Movement Council established by the Nordic Council in 2014. Read our report here.