European perspective

Capacity Building in Preparation for the Hungarian Presidency of EU

In 2009 we mapped the knowledge and attitude of experts from ministries, background institutions, teachers and students in connection with the coming 2011 EU Presidency of Hungary. One of the goals was to explore the capacities of ministry officials and measure the knowledge of teachers and students about the EU. Data was collected from 100 officials of ministries and background institutes, 800 teachers, 1000 secondary school pupils and 2000 university students. Our data show that respondents have a considerable lack of knowledge about the EU so one of the most important tasks in the preparation phase for the Presidency would be an effective dissemination of information.

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