5 July 2012 - Budapest, Hungary
The OECD together with the Ministry of Public Administration and Justice of Hungary organised a workshop on codes of conduct with the participation of over 100 civil servants from the whole of public administration, as well as experts from Austria, Slovenia and the OECD Secretariat.
The workshop discussed key issues for developing and implementing a code of conduct in Hungary, and took place within the framework of the OECD - Hungary Partnership in Public Administration Reform Programme through which the OECD provides advice in support of the “Magyary Programme - a Framework Strategy for Public Administration Development 2011-2014”.
The workshop was opened by Viktor Horváth, Head of the Department for the Reform of the Public Administration and Strategy Planning, Ministry of Public Administration and Justice and Mr. Janos Bertok, Head of the OECD Public Sector Integrity Division, Public Governance Directorate. Mr. Stefan Ritter from the Austrian Federal Chancellery and Ms. Urška Gorenc-Ule, Public Sector Directorate, Slovenian Ministry of Justice and Public Administration, shared their experiences in adopting codes of conduct and implementing them to enhance integrity in the public sector. They shared insights on (i) how the code was prepared and adopted in various country contexts; (ii) how the codes are implemented and applied in practice with particular reference to challenges; and (iii) the lessons learned.
Participants held lively discussions in breakout sessions on issues including:
Participants identified the following as success factors for an effective code of conduct:
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