Roland Hesz

I was born in Budapest in 1988. I performed my secondary school studies in Kossuth Lajos Grammar School. After that I admitted to the Faculty of Sciences, Eötvös Loránd University. I started dealing with scientific research as a university student and as a result I got the 2nd place at the student competition in December 2010. I had the opportunity to spend five month in Slovenia with the help of the Erasmus programme. During my studies at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana I was studying about the geography of Slovenia and the culture of Slavic countries. I wrote my thesis in the emergence of border situation in the European and Hungarian development policies. I focused on the potential role of the EGTCs in particular. I got my degree with the grade with honours in geography with the specialisation in regional and urban planning in 2012.

I had been a trainee at CESCI from March 2011 and since February 2013 I have been employed as a strategic planner.

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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


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.


The AEBR organised its third Cross-Border School in Dresden with the aim to share the experiences of professionals and knowledge of academics of the cross-border cooperation field. Our association's strategic planner, Melinda Benczi, contributed to the discourse by presenting the cohesion-based strategic planning methodology of CESCI as well as conducting a simulation game on the role of individual stakeholders in cross-border development.