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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Since 2012, we have been regularly organizing our professional event, the Oradea Process, helping the Hungarian-Romanian cross-border cooperation. This year, we organized a workshop, albeit online, with the Association of French Central and Eastern European Initiatives, during which French experts gave presentations on their experiences with cross-border integrated planning and development, and then discussed with local stakeholders the possibility of launching a similar strategic planning process in the region.


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


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.