The past 20 years of Hungarian development policy – this is the title of a conference organised by Századvég and the Hungarian Economic Association 2on Tuesday, 2 April 2024, from 9.30 a.m. at the Europe Point (1024 Budapest, Lövőház u. 35.) The event is part of a year-long series of conferences, in the framework of which HEA – in cooperation with a number of professional partner organisations – will review the experiences and achievements of Hungary’s two decades of EU membership.

In his introductory speech, Tamás Isépy, Head of the Macroeconomic Division of Századvég Konjunktúrakutató Zrt., will give an economic overview of the results of regional development. This will be followed by a panel discussion with Tibor Navracsics, Minister of Regional Development and Public Administration; Károly Szita, Mayor of Kaposvár; Zoltán Gál, development policy researcher and university professor; and Zoltán Gyenes, economist and economic analyst at the European Commission. The discussion will be moderated by Balázs Szepesi, Head of the School of Economics at Mathias Corvinus Collegium. Finally, Gábor Schultz, Head of the Rural Development Division of Századvég Konjunktúrakutató Zrt., will give the closing presentation on the interrelations between regional development and rurality. The participants will be welcomed by Etele Baráth, former Minister for European Affairs and President of the Development Policy Section of the HEA. Closing remarks will be made by Kinga Kenyeres, CEO of Századvég Konjunktúrakutató.

The event is free to attend, but registration is required in advance due to the capacity of the room. You can register on the Századvég website at this link until midnight on 26 March.