Welcome Message

Dear Visitor,

Welcome on the website of the conference “Perspectives of Local Governments in CEE – Practice and Innovations[1]“, organized by the Ministry of Interior of Hungary.

The aim of the conference is to introduce experiences and best practices of national and international local governments that promote effective operation, innovation and the possibility of development.

 The focus of the event is on Central and Eastern Europe, in particular, on the Visegrád Group. Considering our common history and the challenges we are facing today, we should learn from each other. I believe that the participants of the conference will find a topic to share their own experience and expand their knowledge.

The Ministry of Interior pays particular attention to supporting the performance of local governments by providing high-quality knowledge-sharing. Our first conference – held on 15-16th of November 2018 – focused on knowledge sharing, disseminating the results of researchers as well as on the cross-border interaction of academics. Scientific basis is an important element of all innovative developments. However, obtaining a theoretical knowledge is not sufficient; thus, we intend to make all the conclusions drawn from practical experience available for our target group of local governments. Therefore, the Ministry of Interior organises a second international conference for professionals with practical experience. I strongly believe that best practices developed in Hungary will prove to be applicable also abroad. 

I hope that our conference has raised your interest. We look forward to welcoming you in Budapest on 5-6th March 2019.

Dr. Sándor Pintér

Minister of Interior of Hungary

[1] The conference is held in the framework of the priority project titled „ The Monitoring of Municipal Developments ” (ÖFFK II.); project ID: PADOP-2.3.4-CCHOP-15-2016-00002. For more information please visit our subpage. (link).