Jože Gričar got bachelor degree in Business; Masters in Business Administration in the field of marketing, then in 1984 he received Ph.D. degree in business & information systems at the University of Ljubljana. He studied in the United States within the framework of more post gradual education programme, mainly at the University of Denver.
Prior to joining the University of Maribor as professor emeritus in 1977, he was holding various managerial positions in the field of commerce in Ljubljana; he was the representative of foreign firms for eleven years.
Between 1988 and 2008 he was the Chairman of the annual Bled eConference, since 1998 he has served as the national expert and deputy member of the Slovenian Delegation of the Information and Communication Technologies Committee (5th, 6th and 7th Framework Programme of the EU). In addition he is the contact person of the eLivingLab, member of the ALADIN Steering Committee and the CEI Task Force on ICT.
He got the Golden Medal of the University of Maribor for research achievements and international cooperation, IBM Faculty Award in recognition of exceptional research & educational program, and he gained the honorary membership of The Economists Association of Slovenia.
His current research includes e-Commerce and innovative cross-border e-Region development.
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.