Gergely Vartus (Minisry of Innovation and Technology, Deputy State Secretary for responsible for Planning and International Affairs) received a Bachelor’s degree as an economist at the Budapest School of Economics in 2000; and a master’s degree in economics at the Budapest Corvinus University in 2009. Since 2010, he has been dealing with EU development projects and programmes. As a ministerial commissioner, he is currently responsible for E-Health co-ordination. Furthermore, he is the Deputy State Secretary for Planning and International Affairs, in the European Union Development Policy State Secretariat of the Ministry of Innovation and Technology. In his position as Deputy Secretary of State, he manages the tasks related to the use of cohesion funds in the EU programming period of 2021-2027, as well as the coordination of Hungary’s position in matters related to the EU Cohesion Policy, as well as the examination of state aid in the context of EU competition law. He is also responsible for the tasks of the Program Operator in the EEA and Norway Grant Financing Mechanisms as well as the task of the National Coordination Unit for the Swiss-Hungarian Cooperation Programme.