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Kick-off conference of the V4 Legal accessibility project

The kick-off conference of the “Legal accessibility among the V4 countries” project supported by the International Visegrad Fund will be organized on 17th April, at the University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary.


Draft programme

17 April 2018

University of Szeged, Faculty of Law and Political Sciences, 3rd floor

Szeged, Tisza Lajos krt. 54.


13:00 Greetings

Mr László Trócsányi Minister of Justice of Hungary, Professor of Law

Mr Elemér Balogh Dean of the Faculty of Law of the University of Szeged

13:30 Frameworks for V4 level cooperation for the permeability of internal borders

Ms Krisztina Varjú Ministerial Commissioner for the Hungarian Presidency of the Visegrad Group 2017-18, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary: Priorities and results of the Hungarian V4 presidency

Mr Ricardo Ferreira representative of the Border Focal Point, DG Regio: The Cross-Border Review, the Communication „Boosting Growth and Cohesion in EU Border Regions” and the follow-up

Ms Zsuzsanna Fejes associate professor, Faculty of Law of the University of Szeged (Hungary): Legal framework for cross-border cooperation in Europe

Questions and answers

14:50 coffee break

15:15 National frameworks of cross-border cooperation and the plan of the V4 level platform

Ms Katarína Mihaľová director general (cross-border cooperation programmes), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Slovakia: Legal obstacles. The lessons learnt from cross-border cooperation programmes

Representative of the Czech Government (tbc)

Ms Katarzyna Kos, junior legislator, Governmental Legislation Center of Poland: Cross-border issues in the Polish legislative process – legal framework

Mr Gyula Ocskay secretary general, Central European Service for Cross-Border Initiatives: The ’Legal accessibility’ initiative and the V4 platform of cross-border mobility

Questions and answers

17:00 Closure of the conference