Establishment of the Institute of Studies in Federalism and De-centralisation in Hungary

The Project is implemented in international partnership and financed by the Twinning and Partnership Block Grant of the Swiss Contribution to the new EU states (2004 and 2006)

Svájci-Magyar Együttműködési Program

Welcome to our website

Welcome to the website for the Establishment of the Institute of Studies in Federalism and Decentralisation in Hungary project. This project is implemented within the framework of Twinning and Partnership Block Grant.

Our main aim: to present the Swiss federal state system, and raising and dissemination of the Hungarian adaptation opportunities for our target groups and the public.

This website contains all relevant information and documents of the project. On each page can be found our activities and studies.

Enjoy your stay!



30 May 2013

In the Issue 1-2 of Economy and Society (Gazdaság és Társadalom), László Kulcsár (professor, University of West Hungary) wrote an book review on the Federalism and Decentralization Handbook.

The book review is available in Hungarian language only.

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23 May 2013

The Swiss Embassy and the French Institute in Budapest and Friends of Francophonie, in cooperation with ELTE French Studies, International Association of Hungarian Professors, European Cultural Center, and the University of Geneva, European Studies Institute invites you to "The Future of our Case - Active citizenship, ecology and federalism, Denis de Rougemont writing actuality " conference
The languages of conference: French and Hungarian.

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9 November 2012.

In Angela Merkel's opinion, it is required, that the EU should become a federation within three years. The German Chancellor in the European Parliament said that the euro zone members should surrender several aspects of their sovereignty for saving the common currency. Within three years she would put the national budget, tax policy and labor law under the supervision of Brussels.

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8 November 2012.

Jeam-Marie Woehrling the Council of Europe (CoE), an expert on the situation of minorities in France gave a presentation at the Pécs Learning Centre. The seminar was held in collaboration with the French Institute, the University of Pécs, Faculty of Law and the Institute for Federalism and Decentralization of the Centre for European Research.

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8 November 2012.

The Institute of Regional Studies HAS Research Centre for Economic and Regional Studies with the University of Geneva Institute of European Studies has organised a research programme closing event under the title "Federalism and Decentralization Research Institute of Hungary" at the venue of the headquarters of the Committee of the Regional Institute of Pécs (Pécs, Jurisics M. u 44.)

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21 June 2012

The project implementing institutions organise a workshop in 21 June 2012. The theme of this forum will be the Swiss-Hungarian twinning relations and the inter-municipal cooperation, the questions of agglomerations. There will be examples besides the scientific presentations.  

12-15 March 2012

The delegation of Hungarian researchers were on a study trip in Switzerland in March 2012. The delegation visited both Geneva Municipality and canton, the University of Geneva, the University of Fribourg, The Annemasse Agglo(maration) Association (France) and the Corpataux-Magnedens village in Canton Fribourg. The report of this trip is available on the „Activities” page.

24 January 2012

The project partners organised a joint meeting in 24th January 2012 in Pécs. They discussed some parts of their project. For example: project timing, the opportunities of future partnership and so on.

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2 January 2012

The HAS Centre for Regional Studies as a result the reorganisation of Hungarian Academy of Sciences expired on 31st December 2011. The new structure will be named HAS Research Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Institute of Regional Studies. This change does not affect the implementation of the ISFD project.

13 October 2011

The project partners organised a joint meeting in Pécs. The topics of the meeting: questions on the study tour in Switzerland; content and studies of the handbook.

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1 September 2011

As a result of Managing Authority’s decision the Establishment of the Institute of Studies in Federalism and Decentralisation in Hungary project started on 1st September 2011.