European Institute of cross-border studies

Gyula Ocskay


Head of institute

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Mr. Gyula Ocskay has been working for Budapest-based CESCI (Central European Servicefor Cross-Border Cooperation) since its foundation in 2009 as secretary general. Previously, he was involved in cross-border development in Esztergom and lectured on political philosophy and political sciences at the Pázmány Péter Catholic University. He wrote his first essay on cross-border regionalism in 1992. Since then he has been dealing with regional issues and social and political theory of space. In 2013 he was awarded by Pálfi István award together with Luc Van den Brande for their work in cross-border issues.


  • Ocskay, Gy. (2002): Local discourses and global power. A network building model programme, Space and Society (A lokális diskurzusok és a globális hatalom. Egy hálózatépítési modellprogramról, Tér és Társadalom) Budapest, No. 1, pp. 17-40.
  • Fülöp, E., Ocskay, Gy., Pogonyi, Sz. (Eds.) (2006): The spatiality of freedom. Tocqueville and Foucault on decentralisation of power. Freedom and/or equality. Tocqueville studies (A szabadság térbelisége. Tocqueville és Foucault a hatalom dekoncentrációjáról, Szabadság és/vagy egyenlőség. Tocqueville-tanulmányok) Political Philosophy Public Benefit Foundation, Pilismarót, pp. 147–158.
  • Ocskay, Gy. (2011): Innovativeness in cross-border cooperation: the EGTC. In: Innovative aspects in the legislation of public acquisitions. Consequences on accessing and managing Structural Funds. Conference volume. Universul Juridic, Bucureşti, pp. 290-298.
  • Ocskay, Gy. (2014a): ICT-enabled cross-border governance. In András Nemeslaki (ed.): ICT driven public service innovation: Comparative approach focusing on Hungary. National University of Public Service, Institute of International Studies, Budapest, pp. 123–136.
  • Ocskay, Gy. (2014b): Frontier incident or metamorphoses of normality. In Zsolt Bottlik (ed.): Cross-Border Review. Yearbook of the European Institute, Esztergom (in press)



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 Friss hírek

// 2015.01.07.Crossing the borders: best practices of cross-border cooperation within the Danube Region
Closing Conference of the project, Budapest, February 26, 2015

// 2014.09.05.Professional internship for university students