OECD-GVH Regional Centre for Competition in Budapest



The OECD-GVH Regional Centre for Competition in Budapest  is a joint venture between the Hungarian Competition Authority (GVH) and the OECD.  Opened in February 2005, the Centre expands the OECD's work on competition in the Central, East and South-East European regions.

The Centre provides capacity building assistance and policy advice through workshops, seminars and training programmes on competition law and policy for officials in competition enforcement agencies and other parts of government, sector regulators, judges and others. The Centre also works to strengthen competition law and policy in Hungary and the GVH itself.  » Calendar of activities

Topics of discussion

Topics addressed at the Centre include: competition case analysis; investigative techniques; competition principles in regulatory reform; judicial training; enforcement priorities; guidelines, policies, practices and procedures; frameworks for co-operation between enforcement authorities in the region; competition advocacy and communications tools; the relationships between competition authorities and sector regulators; and other themes within the general framework of competition law and policy.

Participating economies

The Centre's activities are aimed mainly at: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, North Macedonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo*, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, the Russian Federation, Serbia and Ukraine.

 “* All references to Kosovo, whether the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with United Nation's Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.”


Summary of activities

A detailed summary of the discussions and other activities held during the various events organised by the centre can be found in the centre's annual reports: 

» View the 2017 annual report: English (pdf) |Русский (pdf) 

» View the list of all past events and annual reports



The centre's newsletter includes brief reports on the centre's work as well as on meetings held by the OECD in Paris. It is also an opportunity for participating economies from Eastern and South‐Eastern Europe to exchange their latest experiences on competition law and policy issues.

» Download the July 2019 issue (also available in Russian)

» View all newsletters


 » July 2019 Newsletter (English)  » July 2019 Newsletter (Russian)

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 Calendar of activities    
 GVH-Hungary Centre website   
 Previous meetings & reports  


Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact Mr Renato Ferrandi, our competition expert in charge of the centre's activities

Renato Ferrandi 
+33 1 45 24 91 23 



See also:

Competition Global Relations

Seoul Centre

Global Forum on Competition

Latin American and Caribbean Competition Forum

Competition Home Page 

» Competition Home Page


Abuse of dominance & monopolisation

Cartels & anti-competitive agreements

Enforcement practices

Evaluation of competition interventions 

International co-operation

Liberalisation & intervention in regulated sectors


Pro-competitive policy reforms


Key materials, Tools & Guidance

Best practice roundtables

Calendar of activities

Competition assessment toolkit

Country reports & peer reviews

Fighting bid rigging in public procurement 


Reports by the Competition Committee

Reports by competition agencies

Work in progress

Global Relations

About global relations

Hungary centre

Korea centre

Global Forum on Competition

Latin American and Caribbean Competition Forum



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