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VI AEBR Cross-Border School

The VI edition of AEBR Cross-Border School was held at the NOVOTEL in Szeged (Hungary) on Wednesday, 28 September 2022, in cooperation with the Euroregion DKMT, and in close collaboration with the Radboud University of Nijmegen and the Province of Gelderland (NL). From 2022 on, the CBS is also part of the 21st Century Borders project, led by the University of Victoria (Canada) within the BIG Lab (Borders in Globalisation). This year’s general emphasis was on youth and CBC.

On-site with online streaming, some online presentations and an interactive online session

Below you can find the final programme of the VI CBS:

WEDNESDAY, 28 September 2022, Pre-Conference Event

Hotel Novotel, Maros utca 1, H-6721 Szeged, Hungary

09:00 – 9:15 6th CROSS-BORDER SCHOOL

Welcome, opening and introduction

9:15 – 10:45 Panel 1: Education Across Borders

Moderation and introduction: Martin van der Velde, Radboud University Nijmegen (the Netherlands) and Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly, University of Victoria (Canada)

  • Natalie Baloy, Western Washington University, Bellingham (United States): The Cross-border Salish Sea Studies program.
  • Paul Sars, Radboud University: Bi-national teaching and learning: Barriers and solutions.
  • Ingrid Groenewegen and Cigdem Zantingh-Akcelik, NHL Stenden, Emmen (the Netherlands): Developing Cross-border Education in the Rijnland Institute.
11:00 – 12:15 Panel 2: Round table on Retaining young people/talent in “empty” regions (and other urgent challenges in border regions; possible solutions and mechanisms):

Moderation: Martín Guillermo Ramírez, AEBR Secretary General

  • Anne Thevenet, Trans-Frontier Euro-Institut Network
  • Melinda Benczi, Researcher at the Central European Services for Cross-Border Integration (CESCI)
  • Dirk Peters, DG REGIO, European Commission
12:30 – 13:45 Lunch
14:00 – 14:30 Panel 3: Cross-border Youth Mobility and Opportunities

Moderation: Eszter Csokasi, Director, Euroregion DKMT

  • Cross-border and multi-country projects on Youth Mobility in Hungary’s Recovery and Resilience Plan (2021), Richárd Kószó, PhD student
  • The importance of youth mobilities for academic development, Claudiu Botoc, PhD., Associate Professor, West University of Timișoara
14:30 – 16:30 Interactive session with the youth: Life for a young person in a border region in Western Europe/Eastern Europe/North America

This session aims to exchange views between young people about living in a border area in different parts of the world.

17:00 Transfer from Novotel Szeged to Novi Sad

A transfer from Budapest airport was organized the previous day (Tuesday, 27 September), and another transfer was organized from Szeged to Novi Sad on the evening of Wednesday, 28/9, for those continuing their participation in AEBR Annual Events from Thursday, 29/9, on.


We are still welcoming papers on these topics.


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