The OECD-GVH Regional Centre for Competition in Budapest is a joint venture between the Hungarian Competition Authority (GVH) and the OECD. Opened in February 2005, the Centre expands the OECD's work on competition in the Central, East and South-East European regions.
The Centre provides capacity building assistance and policy advice through workshops, seminars and training programmes on competition law and policy for officials in competition enforcement agencies and other parts of government, sector regulators, judges and others. The Centre also works to strengthen competition law and policy in Hungary and the GVH itself. » Calendar of activities
Topics of discussion
Topics addressed at the Centre include: competition case analysis; investigative techniques; competition principles in regulatory reform; judicial training; enforcement priorities; guidelines, policies, practices and procedures; frameworks for co-operation between enforcement authorities in the region; competition advocacy and communications tools; the relationships between competition authorities and sector regulators; and other themes within the general framework of competition law and policy.
The Centre's activities are aimed mainly at: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, North Macedonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo*, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, the Russian Federation, Serbia and Ukraine.
“* All references to Kosovo, whether the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with United Nation's Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.”
Summary of activities
A detailed summary of the discussions and other activities held during the various events organised by the centre can be found in the centre's annual reports:
The centre's newsletter includes brief reports on the centre's work as well as on meetings held by the OECD in Paris. It is also an opportunity for participating economies from Eastern and South‐Eastern Europe to exchange their latest experiences on competition law and policy issues.
Permanent URL: www.oecd.org/competition/budapestrcc
If you have any questions, please contact Ms Sabine Zigelski, our competition expert in charge of the centre's activities
Key materials, Tools & Guidance
Latin American and Caribbean Competition Forum