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.
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.
The Centre's activities are aimed mainly at: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, FYR of Macedonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, the Russian Federation, Serbia and Ukraine.
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.
» View the latest newsletters
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 2012 annual report: English (pdf) | Русский (pdf)
» View the list of all past events and annual reports
If you have any questions on the OECD-GVH Regional Centre for Competition in Budapest, please contact Ms. Sabine Zigelski, Senior Competition Expert (firstname.lastname@example.org).