Study Visit to Ludovika Universiti of Public Services and to the Government of Hungary

23 April - 25 April 2024 Budapest, Hungary Working visits

ReSPA is organizing a study visit of the Regional Thematic Group for Policy Development and Coordination (PDC) and European Integration (EI) to the Government of Hungary and the University of Public Service (UPS). 

The University of Public Service, which will be hosting participants, educates future public administration officials, and military and law enforcement officers (through BA and MA programs) and develops the skills and know-how of current public service members (through further training programs). Moreover, UPS also functions as a think tank for public service (through PhD programs, joint conferences, and individual research activities of lecturers).

The meetings of the regional thematic group will be organized on the premises of the Faculty of Public Governance and International Studies. Renowned for its practical approach, this Faculty equips students with a solid foundation in political science, law, international relations, and diplomacy. Their core mission is to prepare highly qualified civil servants for all levels of Hungarian state administration.

During the third day of the study visit, meetings will be organized on the same premises with the representatives of the two Hungarian ministries: the Ministry of Public Administration and the Ministry of European Affairs. At the end of the study visit, there will be an internal meeting of the regional thematic group devoted to the presentation and discussion of the plan of work in the area of policy development and coordination / Better regulation in 2024 and the draft of the ReSPA Strategy 2025-2030.

The aim of this study visit is to provide the opportunity for the members of Policy Development and Coordination / Better Regulation regional thematic group to:

  • Learn from the expertise of the University of Public Service and government officials.
  • Find out the models of the professional development of Hungarian civil servants and the utilization of EU programs in this.
  • Acquire valuable knowledge of the administrative experience of Hungarian EU membership and EU presidencies.
  • Gain in-depth insights from leading Hungarian educational and training institutions on public policy training.
  • Share best practices in policy development and regulatory reform.

More information abut the Studi Visit is available in the Provisional Agenda.

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