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Common Initiative for an SDI Driven Development of the Tisza Basin
Multilateral Meeting

10-12. September, 2004. Serbia, Magyarkanizsa, Municipality Town Hall

There are two strongly connected events:

  • The participants are invited to an ice break party at the evening of 10th September 2004
  • SDI experts are invited to a workshop in the Morning of 11th September 2004


The general objective is the representatives from the interested countries to confirm their commitment to contribute in the establishment of a joint SDI project in order to foster the development of the Tisza Basin. As the Tisza Basin is in a delicate ecological equilibrium, the first stage focuses on environmental problems, natural hazards such as floods or excess inland water. Environmental issues can be managed efficiently with GIS techniques, while the devised SDI will play a vital role in many other development aspects. The established network of offices and projects will fit well into the currently supported methodology of "Local to Global" ways of managing these problems. The experiences from this first stage will be invaluable for the development of the subsequent, more complex phases. Ultimately the system would provide an integrated, unified, GIS based toolbox for various spatially related problems, such as social, economical or rural development projects and initiatives. GIS is a viable tool that can efficiently aid all the branches in the theoretical model of the project. The international Tisza Basin SDI would also serve as an "archetypical" system for a more extensive Central European GI network aiming to solve the problems concerning administrative, interregional issues as well as the practical aspects of legal harmonisation. Creation of settlement system aimed at liquidation of settlements that do not comply to social demand (among others, Roma settlements).

In order to assist development, an educational and employment program, as well as its financing model is to be effected in accordance with earlier set up priorities based on the conditions being revealed. Public utility networks as elements of pollution-source registry. Goal of RETC is to aid the acceptance of biological methods during the treatment of polluted water, waste. It also provides favorable conditions for implementation of such methods in the Tisza basin region.

Specific objectives:

Understanding the current situation, the approach; most important steps ahead, and initiating the establishment of an Advisory Board.


  • Introducing the history, the nature, principles, stakeholders, organisation etc. of the Common Initiative for an SDI Driven Development of the Tisza Basin.
  • Introducing the recently forming European SDI policy and sample worth SDI projects that are relevant to the issues of the Tisza Basin.
  • Introducing objectives the Common Initiative for an SDI Driven Development of the Tisza Basin that are being prepared.
  • Introducing project ideas that can be important in European context and their scopes.
  • Identification of issues that should be included in an international agreement of the five interested countries.
  • Initiating the a
  • Drafting, debating and accepting minutes

Output of the meeting:

A minutes including the resolution of the meeting

The main topic of the forum was to catch up the possibilities of those living areas which do not satisfy the necesarry standards.

Defined main considerations are the following:

  • An international records of social data must be created and updated while being developped.
  • Records must not include uncontrollable pieces of informations. The database must be created by an own authority.
  • The collection of the topic and the structure of data must be suitable for regulations.
  • The underprivileged groups are categorized by priorities and the rate of the interventions can be determined by them.
  • The education of these underprivileged groups must be organized in a way to satisfy the market demands.
  • After the education process, the groups and the individuals must be provided with the international micro-credit system.
  • This international network is able to help the beginner entrepreneurs to get into the market and it also contributes to their continuous and lasting employment.. To achieve this, free legal and financial pieces of advices must be provided for the participants of this project.
  • Besides the regular income, national and international social supports must take place.

The starting programme centres are:

  • in Bulgaria: Sofia and Varna
  • in Romania: Bucuresti and Timisoara
  • in Ukraine: Kiev and Beregovo
  • in Slovakia: Bratislava and Kosice
  • in Serbia and Montenegro: Beograd and Senta
  • in Hungary: Budapest and Fehérgyarmat

Our plans can provide the catching up of the underprivileged ethnic groups in the long run. Since the social, the environmental and the economical problems influence one other, these problems must be managed together. The project must be created by civil organizations, not by bureaucratic governments.