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|Area of CBC activity||Other|
|Sector of CBC activity||Institutional cooperation|
|Please, briefly describe the CBC activity you wanted to pursue||Pursuant to the European Outline Convention on Transfrontier Co-operation between Local Communities or Authorities the Slovak Republic has signed bilateral intergovernmental agreements on transfrontier cooperation with Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Ukraine and Austria. This has created a legal framework for support and further development for transfrontier cooperation with neighbouring countries.
Once these agreements were signed intergovernmental commissions were created for transfrontier cooperation (Slovak-Polish with its first meeting in 1996, Slovak-Czech with the first meeting in 2002, Slovak-Ukrainian with the first meeting in 2004 and Slovak-Hungarian with the first meeting in 2004).
The main objective of their work is to support and facilitate cross-border cooperation by providing a forum where all stakeholders and relevant authorities may meet and identify obstacles hindering cross-border cooperation, and jointly discuss and propose solutions in the form of recommendations to relevant authorities or institutions. At the same time they provide a forum for exchange of best practices.
|Border areas (states involved)||Slovakia, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Ukraine|
|Institution||Slovak Republic, Local Communities or Authorities of Slovakia
European Outline Convention on Transfrontier Co-operation
|Contact details||Ms. Eva Chmelová, Director,
Organisational Department Public Administration Section
Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic
phone: +421 2 4859 2150,
mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Year of record||2012|