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.
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.