With cross-border cooperation for the Europeanisation of Ukrainian borders


Implementation period: 01/11/2020–31/03/2022

The general objective of the project is to contribute to the Europeanisation of the Ukrainianwestern borders by the adaptation of European standards, methods and values in the field of CBC.

The specific objective is to boost CBC along the western Ukrainian borders by improvingthe conditions thereof at national (legislative background), regional and local (capacitydevelopment) level. For the sake of better legislative background, the partners will analysethe current frames and, with the involvement of the representatives of the Ukrainian stateadministration, will draft textual recommendations on the amendments of existing legislation.The whole process will be accompanied with expert meetings and the final results will bepresented at the international conference organised by the Košice Platform in Prešov.In parallel, also the regional and local actors’ capacities should be developed in order to beenabled to actively participate in cross-border activities and use the benefits of the improvedconditions. For this purpose, the partners will develop a training material and organise thefirst training in Uzhhorod on CBC with the following thematic components: legal-institutionaland economic background of CBC; European policy background; citizens’ involvement inCBC; paradiplomacy of regional and local actors; intercultural cooperation; governance ofCBC; joint cross-border planning; project development; fundraising. The targeted participantsare the representatives of Ukrainian local and regional authorities located along the commonPL/SK/HU/UA borders.

Project partners:

Central European Service for Cross-Border Initiatives

Institute of Economic and Legal Research of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (IELR NASU)

State University «Uzhgorod National University» (Faculty of Law)

University of Presov, Faculty of Arts, Institute of Political Science

Stanisław Leszczycki Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences

Technical University of Liberec

The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe. For more information please visit: www.visegradfund.org.

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What are the benefits of cross-border cooperation? How and why do we use this tool? How do these cooperation projects contribute to the construction and reconciliation of the European Area?
These and similar questions will be answered at the webinar "The benefits of cross-border cooperation for European construction - 100 years after Trianon", co-organized by CESCI, on 28 October 2020 from 17:00.

More information and free registration here. The event will be held in Hungarian and French.


The b-solutions initiative opens the 3rd call for proposals. In doing so, applicants that are facing administrative and legal obstacles in cross-border cooperation have the chance to request support. Applicants can submit their application until 21st of September 2020. Please find all the relevant information for this call for proposals at https://www.b-solutionsproject.com/call-for-proposals


The Commission's public consultation on the future of transport has been launched. The consultation is available here and can be completed by September 23, 2020.


On 16 June 2020, the Association of European Border Regions (AEBR), the Mission Opérationnelle Transfrontalière (MOT) and the Central European Support Service for Cross-Border Initiatives (CESCI) established the European Border Citizens' Alliance to promote cross-border cooperation along all European borders.


Monday and Tuesday in Uzhhorod we signed a strategic cooperation memorandum addressing cross-border cooperation together with the Department of Economics and Law of the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences and the Faculty of Law of the National University of Uzhhorod. The event included a scientific meeting and a training for public servants.