On March 13th, 2013, CPS organized a press briefing with the aim of sharing the findings of the research carried out in the past year in the project entitled: Official Development Assistance (ODA) in the New Member States: Trade Regimes, the Private Sector and the Civil Society as Development Actors.
At the invitation of the Hungarian Investment and Trade Agency (HITA), CPS researchers Attila Bartha and Márton Leiszen presented the main findings of the research "Official Development Assistance (ODA) and the role of the private sector as a development actor in Hungary"
To the West, the “Iron Curtain” meant a draping of much of Central and Eastern Europe with ideology utterly foreign to democratic and free market concepts. However, a vibrant consumer culture thrived in the region, encouraged by Soviet leader Nikita Krushchev, who believed that socialism could beat capitalism even in the drive for material wealth, traditionally considered a capitalist trait.
CPS as the Hungarian partner in the project “Official Development Assistance (ODA) in the New Member States: Trade Regimes, the Private Sector and the Civil Society as Development Actors” will closely follow the forthcoming debates in the Hungarian Parliament concerning the creation of a new policy for international development cooperation.