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Examining Hungary as an International Development Actor

Although some still define Hungary as a country in transition, its membership in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the EU oblige that it give a percentage of its gross national income (GNI) to underdeveloped countries to assist with health initiatives, poverty reduction, and improving education. Even with a near 11 percent unemployment rate and a struggling economy, Hungary is still one of the 50 richest countries in the world, based on gross national product (GDP) per capita.

Doctoral fellowship announcement: integration and international migration

Call for applications for doctoral students in the area of "Integration and international migration: pathways and integration policies"

Application deadline: April 15, 2013 (12 noon Brussels time)

Reducing Early School Leaving in the EU

The Reducing Early School Leaving in the EU (RESL.eu) research project was launched with the participation of the Center for Policy Studies. The project aims to provide insights into the mechanisms and processes that influence a student’s decision to leave school or training early; as well as into the decision of school leavers to enroll in alternative learning arena’s unrelated to a regular school. 

ACCEPT PLURALISM: Hungarian Policy Brief on tolerance and diversity in political life

A Hungarian Country Specific Policy Brief on tolerance and diversity in political life was published within the ACCEPT PLURALISM project with the title of 'The Rise of the Extreme Right in Hungary and the Roma Question: The radicalization of media discourse' (Zsuzsanna Vidra, Jon Fox).

Marie Curie information event in Budapest

The Marie Curie Road Show aims at encouraging European researchers to move within different high quality host institutions in Europe by making them mobile via Marie Curie Individual Actions 2013 calls.

Press release on international development actors in Hungary

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.

Call for paper: Sustainability in Central and Eastern Europe

The international online journal, Employment and Economy in Central and Eastern Europe (EMECON) launched a call for paper on the topic of sustainability in Central and Eastern Europe.

CPS researchers present their findings during "Trading Places: Hungary and Official Development Assistance"

CPS researchers presented the main findings of the research on Official Development Assistance in Hungary during two task force events on March 6th, 2013.

CPS researchers present their findings at the Hungarian Investment and Trade Agency workshop

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"

ODA project: survey closure update

Early January marked the closure of the surveys sent out to the representatives of the civil society sector, the business sector and government agencies in Hungary.