CESCI seeks after a close cooperation with Hungarian government bodies in order to represent interests and information at national level, as well as to assist the work of local players by the implementation of ideas and concepts generated on upper level.
In recent years, we managed to build the most direct professional relation with the Ministry of Public Administration and Justice, more accurately, with its Section of Cross-Border Co-operations for Territorial Administration. The cooperation includes the forums for consultations concerning EGTCs, preparation of legal provisions, the organisation of joint events and the development of background materials.
Within the framework of a strategic cooperation we work together with the Budapest Danube Contact Point of the European Investment Bank, especially regarding the preparation of cross-border development and investments and the enforcement of the macro-regional approach. We are engaged in the work of the Hungarian Interministerial Working Group of the EU Strategy for Danube Region and we regularly harmonize our presence with the Office of the EU Danube Strategy operating within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Since 2010, we have developed professional relationship through the cross-border aspects of spatial development with the Ministry for National Economy and its strategic background institution, the Office for National Economic Planning.
Regarding the topic of cross-border infrastructure development our partner is the Ministry of National Development, as well as its two background institutions, the Coordination Center for Transport Development and the Institute for Transport Sciences.
We work together with a number of other public institutions on an ad-hoc basis within the framework of a concrete project or initiative. Thanks to these professional relationships we can emphasize the importance of cross-border cooperation and the cross-border approach even at governmental level, which makes us able to pass those information to local actors necessary for their work.
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.