On September 28, 2020, from 10:00 to 11:00, the ECOoperation project, which will be implemented within the framework of the Interreg V-A Hungary-Croatia Cooperation Program 2014-2020, held its opening conference. The program launched in July 2020 and the Lead Beneficiary is Csokonai Vitéz Mihály Calvinist Grammar School, Primary School and College in Csurgó. Other Beneficiaries are the Croatian Srednja škola Prelog and “Fran Galović” Grammar School in Koprivnica. The work of Srednja Skola Prelog is supported by REDEA Agency, the “Fran Galović” Gymnasium by PORA agency, while South Transdanubian Regional Innovation Agency (hereinafter: STRIA) is the assisting partner of Csokonai Vitéz Mihály Calvinist Grammar School.

The project contributes to raising awareness of the common environmental and cultural values of students in three schools near the border region through the implementation of scientific and sports activities. It includes activities such as cycling, kayaking, camping and gardening that promote long-term cross-border educational cooperation between participating institutions. An important element of the program is that students learn about the traditional values of partner countries and acquire local cultural knowledge.

The online event was opened by the Srednja Skola Prelog, followed by the speech of the director of Fran Galović Gymnasium and the Csokonai Vitéz Mihály Calvinist Grammar School, Primary School and College. Subsequently, all three schools presented about their institutions and covered the implementation of the program. Finally, the representative of STRIA described the main information and data of the ECOoperation project to the participants.

The project is financed by EU within the framework of the Hungary-Croatia Cross-Border Cooperation Programme.