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Gyula OCSKAY

I was born in Budapest. I have four degrees in the humanities and one in regional economy. For 4 years I had taught in a primary school as a Hungarian-history teacher. After that for 7 years I had educated political science political and social philosophy at the Pázmány Péter Catholic University (Faculty of Humanities, Institute of Philosophy).

Between 1999 and 2009 I coordinated the cross-border programmes of Esztergom as an external consultant and later as the director of the local regional development firm. During this work I have personally managed the establishment and the operational work of the Ister-Granum Euroregion, later the establishment and the initial development work of the European Union’s second EGTC.

Since 1992 I have been dealing with regional questions and political theory of space.

Since July 2009 as a secretary general, I have been coordinating the work of CESCI’s working organ.

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//2020.08.17.

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

//2020.07.13.

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.

//2020.06.16.

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.

//2020.02.11.

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.

//2019.10.24.

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.

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