Wednesday, October 18, 2006

HUNAGI has been invited to the Conference of the Civil Societies

The Upper House of the Hungarian Parliament hosted the Conference on " Modern Hungary: Everyday Democracy and Strong Civil Society. On the picture: Gábor Farkas, President of the 2006 award winner "Future of Europe Society". Image: HUNAGI Visual Resource, 2006

Conference of the Civil Societies hosted by the Upper House of the Hungarian Parliament
Budapest, October 18, 2006
The Conference was opened by Ms. Dr. Katalin Szili, President of the House of Representatives.

568 representatives of about 500 civil societies attended the Opening Session of the two days Civiliada 2006 organised by the Európa Ház, Budapest.


Mr. Pekka Kujasalo, Ambassador of Finland delivered a message from the Finnish EU Presidency point of view. In the background Ms. Edit Herczog, MEP. Image: HUNAGI Visuals Resource, 2006

The activities of the Finnish EU presidency were emphasized with the Conference in Lahti devoted to innovation and Energy Issues.
The Finnish Government has close links with the civil societies addressing the issue, how innovation can be transformed into products keeping in mind the Lisbon Strategy.
Mr. Farkas, representative of one of the most successful civil society articulated some criticism on the present Hungarian practice of the authorities having often unacceptable long throughput time of the administrative paperwork.

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