The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade in co-operation with the Centre for Euro-Atlantic Integration and Democracy (CEID) organised the V4 Civil Servant Mobility Program (V4 CSMP) that took place between 7-11 November in Budapest.

The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade in co-operation with the Centre for Euro-Atlantic Integration and Democracy (CEID) organised the V4 Civil Servant Mobility Program (V4 CSMP) that took place between 7-11 November in Budapest.


The aim of the CSMP program  financed by the International Visegrád Fund was to invite representatives of different Ukrainian ministries, bureaus and offices in order to discuss the best practices of several Hungarian authorities regarding flood management, water management, organic farming and disaster management. The five-day long program, which kicked-off at the building of the Ministry of Trade and Foreign Affairs, was opened by Mr Tibor Fehér, Head of Unit of the Eastern-European and Central-Asian Department of the Ministry of Trade and Foreign Affairs.


During the first day, the delegation gained a deep insight to the EU’s Danube Region Strategy and its Hungarian implementation by participating in different presentations and discussions held by Hungarian experts. The Ukrainian representatives visited the General Directorate of Water Management on the following day, where experiences of flood management, the operation of emergency early warning system and monitoring system of Hungary were introduced and discussed. The group of Ukrainian representatives paid a visit in the Parliament and at the Wastewater Treatment Plant of Budapest Waterworks. Furthermore, the CSMP program included a field trip to the Regional Environmental Centre located in Szentendre, where besides the introduction of the centre’s work, the delegation had the chance to visit the mobile dam at Szentendre.


The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade also welcomed the representatives, where the group took part in a day-long lecture series on organic farming, industrial emission reduction and water quality management.