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Gyöngyvér Gyene

Gyöngyvér Gyene Budapest Hongrie

Gyöngyvér Gyene is a program evaluation specialist. She has worked in various positions in development policy planning, implementation and evaluation in the past 10 years. She was senior advisor in the Cabinet of the Minister for European Integration, worked in the National Development Agency of Hungary as Head of Department for Programming, and later as Deputy Head of the Planning Department during the planning of the operational programs for the 2007-2013 programming period. She also coordinated the production of the first Sustainable Development Strategy during these years, assisted the Croatian Government in planning their operational programs for the 2007-2013 and the 2014-2020 programming periods, and held training programs on evaluation and strategic environmental assessment within the framework of an EU Twinning Project. Prior to joining public service she was a business consultant advising companies on organisational and people development, and worked ten years as administrative director for a major international law firm.

In her present capacity she is responsible for evaluating the investments supported by the European Structural and Investment Funds, including environmental, sustainability and climate related investments, and coordinating the design and implementation of the horizontal principles and policies in Cohesion Policy in Hungary. She is a member of the European Commission Evaluation Network coordinated by the Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG Regio), as well as the European Network of Environmental and Managing Authorities operated jointly by DG Regio and the Directorate General for Environment. 

She holds an MSc in Agricultural Sciences, a diploma in Human Resource Management, and works on completing her PhD in social psychology. Her research interest is focused on understanding how systems with differing goal orientations may cooperate. She is a member of the Hungarian Psychological Society and the International Network of Resource Information Centers, i.e. the Balaton Group, since 1988, where she has also served three terms on the Steering Committee.