PROGRAMMES FOR CAPACITY
Activities in 2011
ToT event to introduce TÖOSZ representatives to the Council of Europe
LAP material translated in Hungarian and
1st and 2nd session of LAP held in September and November with the
participation of 17 Mayors
A Best Practice programme cycle took place in 2011
In the framework of the activity, a call for application was published
on three themes:
activity of local government in order to involve the inhabitants into
- local governments activity for increasing the local
identity of the inhabitants
government initiatives for roma integration
Activities in 2010
Best Practice programme:
The Best Practice Programme raised considerable interest and
the practices collected were of high value. The programme should
continue in 2011.
Development projects with cooperation between communities
Renewable energy projects
of applications received
21 applications were received, from them there were 18 approved by
The Steering Committee (composed of various Partners’ representatives:
Hungarian Municipality Association, Association of Hungarian Villages,
National Development Agency, Ministry of Interior) conducted and
evaluated the process with the help of the Selection Panel.
for the programme
The programme was disseminated through different channels: ÖNkormányzat
newsletter, online newsletters, conferences, workshops connecting with
local governments in the given period.
After receiving the best practices from LGs, the Steering Committee had
a meeting about the schedule of the programme and nominated the experts
in Selection Panel. Selection Panel prepared a short list from them,
after reading and evaluating the applications. Experts visited the
projects and the Steering Committee decided at the final conference the
“winners”, who receive the prizes - one million HUF (about 3600 euro) in
each themes and the other prizes.
Before closing conference, the representatives of LGs who participated
in the final competition received a one-day training about presentation
methods. At the final conference, which took place on 12th of May in
Budapest, each municipality applied for best practice status and had 15
minutes for introducing their good practice to the 150 LGs
representatives who participated in this event. The main activity
currently under way is the dissemination of knowledge and the training
of the representatives of Local Governments on how they can help other
Local Governments to multiply their know-how.
Before inviting local authorities to submit their applications for 2010
TÖOSZ carried out a survey. It found that more than half of the members
know about the Best Practices Programme; from other questions it became
clear that transfer of knowledge is an important issue for the Mayors.
The approval rate of the question was 4,2 point which can be considered
as strong. All Mayors answered this question.
The most important factor for the Mayors when they decide about whether
to apply or not was the long time frame (80%), before the general
attention what could be achieved with the program (56%) and the prizes
(48%). We made a diagram about the popularity of the topics for the next
Meeting of Steering Committee (SC) with 13 participants for 1 day
Expert meeting with 10 participants for 1 day (18/2/2010)
Visits of short listed LG projects (11/3/2010 – 31/03/2010)
Workshop for the short listed projects owners with 18 participants for 1
Closing conference with 150 participants for 1 day (12/05/2010)
Training for leaders and experts of leading municipalities (18/11/2010)
our leading expert, Dr. Katalin
Dissemination Conference for 100 participants for 1 day (25/11/2010)..
Two new peer reviews were conducted in 2010 in Berhida and
Peer examined the leadership practices of the host municipalities and
made recommendations for improvement. On this basis, the municipalities
under peer review prepared and started to implement improvement plans.
Two capacity-building programmes
Leadership Benchmarking Programme and
Best Practice Programme.
National Association of Local Authorities in Hungary (TÖOSZ)
Ministry of Local Government and
Other associations of local authorities in Hungary:
Four successful Peer Reviews were implemented, of which two in 2009: in
Alsózsolca and Alsómocsolád. All of the relevant documents can be
reached on TÖOSZ website:
Two rounds of the Best Practice Programme
All the relevant news and information on these activities can
be found on TÖOSZr webpage, including all the applications and case
studies received to date: