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Serial number: 21420403

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Project category: Cross-border cooperation

Please note that the electronic application must be submitted on-line by 12:00 noon CET on the day of
the respective deadline, and the printed version accompanied by the required documents must be either
hand-delivered to the IVF by 16:30 CET on the day of the deadline or sent by post on the same day
(postmark will be decisive).

APPLICATION FORM FOR THE STANDARD GRANTS PROGRAM
1. Applicant
Civitas Europica Centralis Alapítvány
Name of the organization in English:
Department:
Address:
Name of the statutory representative:
Identification No. of the organization:
Registered VAT Payer:
VAT Compensation:
Phone:
Fax:
E-mail:
URL:
Coordinator of the project:
Coordinator's e-mail:
Coordinator's phone:

Civitas Europica Centralis Foundation
Szentpéteri u. 10., Budapest, 1115, HU
dr. Törzsök Erika
13445 / 1996
No
majorosa78@gmail.com
http://www.cecid.net
dr. Törzsök Erika
torzsokerika@gmail.com
+3612035932

Represented by: dr. Törzsök Erika
A comparative analysis of the evolution of EGTCs at the Hungarian-Slovakian border
Project output : Conference, Publication, Research

2. Project partners
Partner No. 1.
Name of the organization in its native language: Univerzita J. Selyeho
Name of the organization in English: J. Selye University in Komarno
Address: Bratislavská cesta 3322, Komárno, 945 01, SK
Statutory representative: doc. RNDr. János Tóth,
PhD.

BIN: BIN: 37961632

Registered VAT payer: No

VAT Compensation: -

Phone: +421353260606

Fax:

E-mail: meszarosovaa@ujs.sk

Website: www.ujs.sk

SK

Role of the partner: Participation in the research (questionnaire survey, field works); Promotion and
organization of the final conference in Slovakia
Previous cooperation with project partner: Cooperation in “The relationship between the historical
churches and the Jewish community in Czechoslovakia, Romania and Hungary from 1920 until the
Holocaust” research project.

3. Short project description
Establishment of a European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) could bring new impetus to
the development of cross-border institutional cooperation. The project is devoted to analyze the
evolution of the EGTCs at the Hungarian-Slovakian border, with a special focus on the civil society
relations. A new research methodology will be elaborated that could be suitable to compare the
historical antecedents and the results already achieved by these new cross-border cooperation forms.

4. Detailed project description

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The development of the European regional policy during the last some 20 years has resulted in
significant institutional innovations of cross-border cooperation. Besides the ‘dedicated’ financial
instruments, the gradual abolishment of legal barriers had brought new opportunities for cross-border
actors, especially in Central and Eastern Europe.
A new legal framework created by EC Regulation 1082/2006 on the ‘European Grouping for Territorial
Cooperation (EGTC)’ could play an important role in economic-social catching-up of the peripheral
border regions.
At the Hungarian-Slovakian border 10 EGTCs have already been established: Arrabona EGTC,
Rába-Duna-Vág EGTC, Pons Danubii EGTC, Ister-Granum EGTC, Novohrad-Nógrád EGTC,
Sajó-Rima EGTC, Karszt-Bódva EGTC, Bodrogközi EGTC, Ung-Tisza-Túr-Sajó EGTC, Abaúj-Abaújban
EGTC.
Our project is devoted to analyze the evolution of these EGTCs, with a special focus on the role of the
civil society relations in the revitalization of border regions. A new research methodology based on
questionnaires and personal interviews will be elaborated that could be suitable to compare the
historical antecedents and the results already achieved by these new cross-border cooperation forms.

5. “Visegrad feature” of your project
Cross-border institutional relations of local and regional authorities is an important element of Visegrad
cooperation. Understanding new, innovative institutional solutions is especially important in the
Visegrad countries where the current global crisis has resulted in much more economic and social
sacrifices. Moreover, the results of the project could be utilized not only in the Hungarian-Slovakian but
also in other ‘bilateral’ Visegrad cross-border relations, and could contribute to a ‘Visegrad knowledge
base’ on EGTC issues.

6. Target groups and groups benefiting from the project
The main beneficiaries of the results and conclusions of the project will be the policy-makers as well as
scientists and researchers of the Visegrad countries.
The 'indirect' target groups include:
• Researchers;
• University students and teachers;
• Decision-makers and policy-makers.
• Opinion leaders: people working for written and electronic media, experts etc.

7. Events
Event

City

Final
conference

Budapest

Country
HU

From
28/5/2015

Until
29/5/2015

Number of
participants
20/100

8. Phases
From

Until

Description of the phase

01/2015

01/2015

Preparatory works: creation of questionnaires, contacting persons to be
interviewed etc.

02/2015

04/2015

Research: sending, collecting and processing of questionnaires; field works
(interviews)

04/2015

05/2015

Conference organization: contacting invited lecturers, call of papers, Selection
of papers, establishment of conference program, sending invitations

05/2015

05/2015

Conference

06/2015

06/2015

Editing and printing conference proceedings

07/2015

07/2015

Project evaluation, preparation of the final project report

9. Expected outputs
Publication of the research results:

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• estimated number of pages: 100
• estimated number of copies to be printed: 200
Project website including:
• information on the objectives, methodology and events of the project
• electronic version of the publication of the research results
• photo documentations

10. Planned PR activities
E-mail to the defined target groups including the objectives, methodology and events of the project
Press conference presenting the research results and the main conclusions of the final conference
Project website (including: see ‘Expected results’)

11. Previous experience in the field
The Civitas Europica Centralis (CEC) Foundationis a public benefit non-governmental organization. It
examines the situation of the minorities living in the Central and Eastern European region, having
regard to the possibilities offered by the EU integration.
The CEC defines itself as the intellectual successor of the Public Foundation for European Comparative
Minority Research, which played an important role in the creation of EGTCs along the Hungarian
borders. The activities, the research methodology and results of the Public Foundation is continuously
applied by the CEC.
Previous applications submitted to the Fund : 2014/15 March
Previous projects approved by the Fund : -

12. Continuation of the project
The unique and innovative approach (in the Visegrad area) of the researchers participating in the
project ensure the continuation of the project, i.e. new common research. We suppose that the project
will open new research questions and issues. We expect that the research could contribute to a better
understanding of the EGTCs, and improve new possibilities of scientific
exchange in the Visegrad countries.

12. Implementation period from 01.2015 to 07.2015
Total costs of the project: 12,500
Contribution requested from the Fund: 10,000
% of total project costs: 80.00

A. Contributions for the project (in EUR)
Confirmed
International Visegrad Fund
Your own financial contribution
Total

Expected
10,000

2,500
2,500.00

Total
10,000
2,500

10,000.00

12,500.00

B. Project Costs

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Items

Price of
single item
in EUR

1.

Printing and publishing costs, delivery

2.

Requested contribution
in EUR

in %

2,000.00

1,600.00

80.00

Rent of premises and related technical services

0.00

0.00

0.00

3.

Fees for artists

0.00

0.00

0.00

4.

Fees for experts

10,000.00

8,000.00

80.00

5.

Accommodation and board

0.00

0.00

0.00

6.

Transportation costs

0.00

0.00

0.00

7.

Translation, interpreting costs

0.00

0.00

0.00

8.

Awards and prizes

0.00

0.00

0.00

9.

Office supplies and consumption material

0.00

0.00

0.00

10.

PR costs

0.00

0.00

0.00

11.

Website design and update

500.00

400.00

80.00

12.

Overheads (max. 15% of the Fund's contribution)

0.00

0.00

0.00

12,500.00

10,000.00

80.00

Total

C. Budget breakdown
Type of cost item

Unit name

Unit
description

No. of
units

1.

Printing and publishing costs, Printing and
delivery
publishing costs of
the publication

100 pages;
20,000.00
200 copies;
0.1
EUR/page/copy

2.

Fees for experts

Research
scholarships

Man-months

3.

Website design and update

Project website
design and update

Months

Unit
cost

500.00
10.00

Total

Total

0.10 2,000.00

20.00 10,000.00
50.00

500.00
12,500.00

14. Expected results and potential risks
The concrete project outcomes are considered as follows:
• printed and electronic publication on the history, results and prospects of the Hungarian-Slovakian
EGCTs;
• stregthened scientific cooperation between participated institutions and individual scholars;
• defined new research topics.
We have defined the following project indicators:
• quantity and quality of researchers participated in the project;
• quantity and quality of researchers and institutions participated in the final conference;
• the impact of the publication and the final conference in the media.
Project risks:
• financial failure of the Applicant and/or its Partner;
• resistance of the direct EGTC actors from giving an objective picture of their organization's operation

15. Your project does not involve partners from all V4 countries
—please briefly explain why it is so.
-

16. Declaration
On behalf of the Applicant I confirm the assumption of obligations connected with the realization of the
project and I declare that all information included in this project proposal are true and that the relevant
institutions which shall co-operate in the framework of the proposed activities, have approved the project.

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I agree with the publication of the project if there shall be need.
I agree that the Fund processes personal data contained in this form.
Drawn up in Budapest, on 10.9.2014

Signature of the statutory representative of
the Applicant

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