The Development Policy Section of the Hungarian Economic Association – in cooperation with the Hungarian Urbanistic Society and the Hungarian Regional Scientific Society – is organizing an online conference related to the planning of the EU programming period 2021–27 on Thursday, April 15, 2021 from 10 am.

In the morning block, starting at 10 am, following the greeting of Gyula Pleschinger, President of HEA, moderated by Etele Baráth, President of the Development Policy Section, the invited experts will discuss the development policy principles and results, the expected macroeconomic effects of EU funds and the context of the European Semester process. The introductory lectures of this block will be given by Péter Benő Banai, State Secretary for Public Finance of the Ministry of Finance, Vice-President of the Public Finance Section of HEA and Judit Rózsa, Director of the European Commission’s Directorate General for Structural Reforms. The two presentations will be followed by a roundtable discussion with Balázs Szepesi (Mathias Corvinus Collegium), Zoltán Gál (Hungarian Regional Science Society), Elemér Terták (National Economic and Social Council, HEA), Attila Weinhardt (Portfolió.hu) and Éva Palócz (Kopint-Tárki Zrt., HEA). After the panel discussion, Zsolt Becsey (Károli Gáspár University, HEA European Union Section), András Edelényi (EESC), János Rechnitzer (Hungarian Regional Scientific Society) and Zoltán Gyenes (European Commission’s Delegation to Hungary) share their thoughts with the audience.

In the afternoon block, from 2 pm – moderated by Tamás Halm, editor-in-chief of the Economic Review and member of the board of HEA, the invited experts will discuss the current state and results of Hungarian preparation and planning for the 2021-27 period. The introductory presentation of this panel will be given by Gábor Dányi, Deputy State Secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office, responsible for the coordination of EU developments. The presentation will be followed by a roundtable discussion in the afternoon with Géza Salamin (Hungarian Urbanistic Society, Corvinus University of Budapest), Péter Heil (European Parliament), Péter Szaló (Ministry of the Interior, Village Development Association) and Zsombor Esőssy (MAPI). After this panel, András Lukács (Levegő Working Group), Dávid Szebeni (Enrawell), László Vajda (HEA Agricultural Section) and György Boda (HEA Labor Section) share their thoughts with the audience.

The event can be followed live at the YouTube channel of the Hungarian Economic Association.

Related link:
HEA’s YouTube channel