SECCo 2 – Youth for cross-border partnership and cohesion of EUSDR and EUSAIR

The project aims at strengthening internal cohesion of the Danube Region and the social interconnectivity of the EUSDR and EUSAIR by facilitating the permeability of the borders and building social networks across the state borders – with a special focus on the next generations.

With a view to strengthening CBC, based on previous achievements of the partners, an on-line platform will be developed where all actors of different types of CBC from the two macroregions (twin-cities, euroregions, EGTCs, university cooperation structures, joint chambers, CB geoparks, natural parks, associations, etc.), with a special focus on Balkans can share information, build partnerships and joint projects and use the tool-kit. The main missions of the platform are to make visible all these structures and to create an interface for knowledge sharing; and to foster the representation of youth in CBC, so it will be interconnected with the AEBR’s Young Leaders’ Platform and the E-DEN Portal. The platform development is based on an on-line questionnaire targeting the existing CBC structures of the two concerned macro-regions.

The tool-kit shall ease the launching, development and realization of CBC all over the two macro-regions. The tool-kit will contain e-learning type contents on relevant EU policies, on the types of CBC structures and their legal background, on the way to set-up new structures, an access to financial resource portals (like https://danube-euroaccess.eu/) and documents on CB obstacles and best practices to overcome thereof, as well as, on CBC experiences within the two macro-regions.

The next generations has a crucial importance in CBC since they can guarantee the sustainability of the European project. Based on previous achievements in the field, the partners will organize the 10th Youth Forum on CBC in Tivat (Montenegro) accompanied with an international conference of CBC structures where the initiative of the platform can be popularized. In addition, the partners will develop further the Young Leaders’ Platform in line with the Youth Charter for CBC, and will start a practitioners’ program involving CBC structures from the two macro-regions.

Project partners:

Central European Service for Cross-border Initiatives (LP, Hungary),

Institute of International Sociology of Gorizia (IT),

Association of European Border Regions (DE),

Central European Service for Cross-border Initiatives Balkans (SR).

Time frames: from 01st January 2018 to 31st December 2018

Indicators:

  • Joint on-line platform of CBC actors of the two macroregions with a special focus on the Balkans (information and data on the CBC players, partnership building, best practices, event calendar, CBC tool-kit, news)
  • Stakeholders joined the platform at the closing date of the project: 40 structures
  • CBC tool-kit developed by the partners (4 e-learning materials)
  • 10th Youth Forum and International Conference on CBC: 1 event
  • No of participants at the Youth Forum: 100 persons
  • New practitioners’ program
  • No of CBC partners involved in the practitioners’ program at the end of the project: 40
  • No of new members of Young Leaders’ Platform for CBC at the end of the project: 20 persons

 

Project budget

Share of the budget

CESCI

AEBR

ISIG

CESCI
Balkans

Total

TOTAL EUSDR contribution
(EUR)

16.524

19.537

16.388

17.550

70.000

TOTAL project cost
(EUR)

19.452

22.998

19.292

20.659

82.402

 

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//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.

//2018.05.28.

Together with our Italian, German and Serb partners we have published a questionnaire on CBC in the Danube and Adriatic-Ionian macro-regions. By filling it in, you register for an on-line platform, developed within the framework of the SECCo2 project, which will promote news, events, open call for proposals, and projects on CBC. For further details please click here.

//2018.05.28.

On the 16th of May Falk 1 Event center housed the final episode of our seminar series on cross-border governance. Olivier T. Kramsch, assistant professor at Radboud University, illustrated the field's theoretical dilemmas with current political-historical examples in his lecture titled "After the 'B/ordering Turn': Cross-Border Governance in a Time of Walls, Fences, and more Walls".

//2018.05.28.

On the 24th of April our colleague presented the SECCo2 project, funded by the Danube Strategic Project Fund, in Vienna, at the Steering Group meeting of the PA10 "Institutional Capacity" of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region.

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