The Hungarian National Rural Network (HNRN) is an umbrella network of private and public networks, such as the Agricultural and Rural Development Advisory Networks and the Network of Independent Civil Actors and other organizations involved in the rural development. The Network was created to organize all the actors, i.e. government, local government, civil society, business organizations and professional bodies) for better cooperation between them and coordination of their activities, to build practice-oriented inter-regional and international relations, and to represent the Hungarian national interests and values.
The primary goal of the HNRN is to support the implementation of the Hungarian Rural Development Programme, and to focus on increasing the social integration and economic development of rural areas.
The main tasks of the HNRN are:
- To develop and enhance channels of communication through information activities;
- Exchange of experiences and methodology to stimulate dialogue and improve the overall performance and success of the Rural Development Programme (RDP) at the local, regional, national, and international levels.
The solution focus on the exchange of experiences and know-how, the dissemination of best practices, the provision of trainings for rural actors, the organisation of studies and conferences, the support for inter-territorial and transnational cooperation and the provision of information development opportunities.
Network services are provided by the Permanent Secretariat with the support of the Ministry of Rural Development.
The network’s qualitative target is to deliver useful and maintainable services, including regular newsletters and invitations for rural trainings and professional conferences from the network managements, thereby reaching as many rural stakeholders as possible through network registration. Registration for membership is open to anyone involved or interested in agriculture and rural development. There is no membership fee and no obligations arise from registration.
Ministry of Agriculture of Hungary
Department for Agricultural Development
Contact person: Mátyás Szabó
Chief of Department
Telephone: (+361) 7953570