Cross-border cooperation might be considered as the "laboratory of the European structure" (Paul Lamassoure, MEP). It is obvious, that all achievements of the European integration (such as the free movement of goods, services, labour and capital) appear the most transparent way in the open border regions. Similarly every obstacle hindering the development of a deeper integration of the Union occurs in closed border areas. Forms and structures of cross-border cooperation thus serve as a model, as a smaller version of the EU, as a kind of laboratory which demonstrates how the European Community works.
Consequently, cross-border studies are beneficial not only because peripheral border regions need to be more open for the sake of a better use of their territorial capital but at the same time it is in the common interest of the EU to follow and examine and even learn from the processes on the ground.
CESCI provides the following services through its European Institute located in Esztergom, Hungary:
AEBR Balkans and CESCI Balkans cordially invite everyone to participate in a joint conference on the occasion of 5 years of a very successful co-operation of the two organisations. The event will take place online on the 16th of December 2020, from 10:00-12:300h. See the program here and use this link to register: https://forms.gle/dt3R6woT5VvG1qYU8. In case of any questions write to firstname.lastname@example.org.//2020.11.13.
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 https://www.b-solutionsproject.com/call-for-proposals