The Institute of World Economicsof the Centre for Economic and Regional Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences focuses on global economic trends and their effects on Hungary. It is the oldest and most experienced institute in this field in Hungary. As the successor to the Institute for World Economics founded in 1973, the Institute adopted its current name and structure on January 1st, 2012. The Institute's researchers have been evaluating economic trends for several decades. The Institute is committed to comparative economic analysis in a historical context, to understanding and explaining the effects of global economic trends, and to analyzing the successful and unsuccessful responses of individual countries to world economic questions.
Center for European Neighborhood Studies (CENS)
The Center for European Neighborhood Studies (CENS) is an independent research center of the Central European University (CEU) located in Budapest, Hungary. Its main goal is to contribute to an informed international dialogue about the future of the European Union in the world, while capitalizing on its Central European perspective and regional embeddedness. The strategic focus of the center is academic and policy-oriented research on the place and role of the European Union in its rapidly changing and increasingly volatile neighborhood. Through its research, CENS seeks to contribute to the understanding of the environment where the EU, its member states and partners need to (co)operate, and it aims at supporting the constructive development of these relations by providing opportunities for discussion and exchange. The center’s geographic focus areas are Central and Eastern Europe, the Western Balkans and Turkey, Eastern Europe, the South Caucasus and Russia.