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Ms Gyöngyvér Gyene

Gyöngyvér Gyene Budapest Hongrie

Ms Gyöngyvér Gyene teaches the course Sustainable Development in the EU in the first year of the Executive Master in EU Studies.

Gyöngyvér Gyene served the Hungarian government in various capacities for the past 15 years, including advisory roles in the cabinet of the Minister for European Affairs and the Hungarian National Development Agency, managing departments responsible for the strategic planning, strategic environmental assessment, programming and later the evaluation of development programs financed by European Cohesion Policy funds, also advising the Croatian government in their strategic planning process upon EU accession, running the project to create the first national strategy for sustainable development for Hungary, and integrating environmental and sustainability considerations in development policy. She represented Hungary in several professional networks of the European Union, including the European Network of Environmental and Managing Authorities, DG Regio’s Evaluation Network, and the Jaspers Knowledge Platform.

Gyöngyvér had joined the government after a decade of business management and consulting for a major law firm and several years spent working for NGOs and companies in organic agriculture and nature conservation. She quit her government position in August 2018 and became the administrator for the International Network of Resource Information Centres, also known as the Balaton Group (www.balatongroup.org). She is enrolled in a PhD program in social psychology to complete a dissertation on beliefs and attitudes about nature. She teaches European Sustainable Development Policy for CIFE's Executive Master in EU Studies and develops and runs seminars for international students on topical issues such as migration and diversity.