Countries and Experts
Association for Nonprofit and Social Studies - Nonprofit Társadalomkutató Egyesület
The research association (formerly called Nonprofit Kutatócsoport Egyesület) has played an outstanding role in exploring the Hungarian nonprofit sector and identifying the major challenges it has to face since the early 1990s. The association took part in Phase I of the Johns Hopkins Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project. It carried out the very first surveys on individual giving and volunteering, on 1% philanthropy, and on corporate giving in Hungary. It made several efforts in order to disseminate research results and to strengthen the connections between research and practice. More recently, it is also involved in historical research. Its publications are used as training manuals or handbooks at several Hungarian universities. More information about its activities can be found at http://ntke.hu/.
Éva Kuti PhD
Éva Kuti is an economist, retired professor of the Budapest College of Management. She served as visiting professor at the Georgetown University and at the Université Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne. Her research interests include size and structure of the third sector, social enterprises, government/civil society relationships, corporate social responsibility, individual donations, 1% philanthropy. In the first part of her career she worked in research institutes; then she headed the department which was responsible for the development of the system of nonprofit statistics in the Hungarian Central Statistical Office. She participated in the Johns Hopkins Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project, in the Future of Civil Society Project, and in the EUCIVIS Project. She has been one of the national associates in the EUFORI Project. More information about her work can be found at http://avf.hu/tanarok/kuti-eva/en/.
Margit Kinyik has 13 years experiences with civil society development and the CSO/NGO sector, as well as with social service development. She had been working for a local social NGO for 13 years, where she was involved in several local, national and international projects. As a researcher, she was interested in various civil society issues like public service delivery, social economy, voluntary work, NGO sector sustainability and social services development e.g. the role of the NGOs in public service delivery. She had been lecturing for 10 years in higher education and was teaching NGO sector-related subjects. As a voluntary work, between 2008 and 2010 she was an editor of Civil Review (an academic quarterly of civil society and the NGO sector in Hungary) and from 2011 to 2012, she was assigned a co-editor in chief. Since 2012, she has been working as a freelance expert. She has been involved in several international EU projects as an expert.
In the EUFORI project, she was responsible for the data collection in Hungary.