19.5.2016 Cross-border eCollaboration Meeting Slovenia Embassy Budapest

19.5.2016 Cross-border eCollaboration Meeting Slovenia Embassy Budapest

Time:           Thursday, May 19, 2016, 14:00

Location:     Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia, Cseppkó utca 68, H-1025 Budapest

M e e t i n g     O u t l i n e

The cross-border eLogistics, eProcurement, eGovernment, eMunicipalities, eLearning, eTourism, eCulture, eHealth, eSMEs, eSecurity, and other eAreas are vital to the competitiveness of the cross-border regions. In Central and South East Europe that means the Danube, the Adriatic & Ionian, and the Alpine regions. From a bigger picture perspective, it is about the competitiveness of the eRegions on the New eAmber and New eSilk Roads.

In Slovenia, the Inter-Municipality Initiative: Cross-border eCollaboration in the eRegions has been under way since February 2011. A similar initiative may also be of interest to some organizations from other countries, which may like to accelerate the cross-border eCollaboration in order to contribute to the increased competitiveness of the companies, organizations, the countries and the region as a whole.

The initiative is organizing the 6th eRegions Conference 2016: Cross-border eSolutions & eServices Prototypes Development taking place on Monday-Tuesday, September 19-20, 2016. Location: Castle Jable, Grajska cesta 1, 1234 Mengeš, Slovenia. Some of the conference’s program components are published already.

In the meeting (the working language will be English), the opportunities of involvement in the conference’s program and preparations of potential joint EU projects will be discussed. The participants are invited to consider interest in being actively involved on the panels, or in the prototype presentations.

Your participation at the meeting would be much appreciated. Please, fell free to contact Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Budapest, Mr. Rok Tomšič, (Rok.Tomsic@gov.si, phone: 1/438 56 16) or Ms Dragica Gaspar (Dragica.G@gov.si, phone: 1/438 56 10) for your participation as well as further information of the meeting. The coordinates of the participants (name, position, organization, e-mail) will be published at this website.

P a r t i c i p a n t s

Gabor Deregan, Sales Project Director – Europe
Hungarian National Trading House

Ágnes Dobrotka, Project coordinator – Danube Chamber of Commerce Association
Budapest Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Hungary

Dr. András Gábor, Associate Professor
Department of Information Systems, Corvinus University of Budapest

Gábor Huszár, Mayor & eCoordinator
City of Szentgotthárd

Jože Gričar, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, University of Maribor
Program Coordinator, Inter-Municipality Initiative: Cross-border eCollaboration in the eRegions

Zsuzsa Lévai, Editor-in-Chief
Cartographia Ltd. Budapest

Orsolya Liptay
National Office of Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Adult Learning (AL),

Gyula Ocskay, General Secretary
Central-European Service for Cross-Border Initiatives (CESCI), Budapest

H. E. Ksenija Škrilec, M.Sc., Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia to the Republic of Hungary

Anna Tepes, Area Manager, Secretary of the Western Balkan Committee & Secretary of the Hungarian-Turkish Committee
Department for International Affairs, Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Rok Tomšič, Minister Plenipotentiary
Economic and Commercial Affairs, Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia to the Republic of Hungary

Zsolt Veszelovszki, Director of Strategy
Cartographia Ltd Budapest

Attached is a copy of a letter sent by Mr Gábor Huszár, Mayor, City of Szentgotthárd. He is proposing that each participating city (municipality) would arrange for some creative thinking secondary school students to attend the eRegions Conference on September 19-20, 2016 . He is positive that e-communication is  significantly closer to the mindset of this age group.

R e f e r e n c e s

2nd Szentgotthárd / Monošter Seminar on Cooperation
Monday-Tuesday, 11th and 12th April 2016, City Hall, Szentgotthárd, Hungary

eMunicipalities Without Borders Mayors Consortium
eComune senza confini, eGemeinde ohne Grenzen, eÖnkormányzat határok nélkül, eOpština bez granica, eObčina brez meja, September 2015

Szentgotthárd-Monošter Initiative – Hungarian-Slovene cooperation
Szentgotthárd-Monošter, Hungary, 21-22 April 2015

Cultural Heritage as a Generator of Tourism Development in the Danube Region
Workshop. Škofja Loka (April 8) & Ribnica na Dolenjskem (April 9, 2014), Slovenia

Meeting of the Municipality Mayors in Hungary with the Municipality Mayors in the Neighboring Countries
3rd Danube eRegion Conference, September, 23 and 24, 2013, Tuesday, September 24, 16:00 – 17:30

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