Smart Work & Life for the Next Generation - 13 May, 2015
 

The changing nature of work has great implications on how we structure organizations, manage people, design workplaces and implement policies. Experts from The Embassy of Sweden, Business Sweden, the Ministry of Human Capacities, Budapest University of Technology and Economics and leading Swedish companies had discussions on topics such as how to shape competitive next generations, boost innovation and creativity through a gender-equal working environment and a good balance between work and life.

 
 

 
 
Sustainable & Future Working Environment: A Driver for Growth? - 18 February, 2015
 

Following the successful series of events with topics related to environment and sustainability, Business Sweden has gathered high level professionals and experts from the academia, public- and private sectors, in a seminar with a theme that becomes increasingly important nowadays: “Sustainable & future working environment: a driver for growth?”. The Centre for Health Equity Studies (CHESS), Stockholm University, the Hungarian Green Building Council and the Campus Redevelopment Office, Central European University were highly represented among guest speakers. Leading Swedish companies such as Electrolux, Ericsson, Sigma Technology and Skanska, applying the highest standards of working environment in their own operations, have taken an active role during the discussions, benchmarking the Swedish model.

 
 

 
 
Swedish-Hungarian Smart Forum 2014 - How to develop the innovation ecosystem? - 19 November, 2014
 

As in previous years, participants of the “Swedish-Hungarian Smart Forum” (a fusion of the Swedish-Hungarian Sustainability Program founded in 2010, and the Swedish-Hungarian Innovation Forum started in 2012) are Swedish and Hungarian governmental, academic, research, and corporate experts, who exchange their experiences about the relationship and the mutually reinforcing effects of the elements of the „knowledge triangle” (education, research, and economy), drawing up their concepts of creating an efficient innovation ecosystem and scientific cooperation.

 
 

 
 
Angyal István park - 3 October, 2014
 

Angyal István Park in the 9th district of Budapest was turned to green and was modernized within the scope of the Swedish Sustainability Program supported by the Swedish Embassy, Business Sweden and Swedish companies operating in Hungary, with the support of the Municipality of Budapest.

 
 

 
 
Swedish-Hungarian Innovation Days – Focus on Business, Innovation and the next generation - From idea to business concept - 7 November, 2013
 

Well-known experts, entrepreneurs, engineers and students from both Sweden and Hungary were searching for answers to questions such as how to develop a creative idea into a successful enterprise serving sustainable development and the national strategy.

 
 

 
 
Vérmező bicycle service station, info centre, and meeting point - 31 October, 2013
 

In 2013 within the framework of the Swedish Sustainability Program, the first bicycle service station, info centre, and meeting point was established through Swedish cooperation, with the support of the municipality of Budapest in the Northern corner of Vérmező.

 
 

 
 
Swedish-Hungarian Innovation Days – Focus on Education - 26 June, 2013
 

At the seminar the governmental and educational experts of Sweden and Hungary and the representatives of Swedish companies operating in Hungary discussed the interrelated and synergic nature of the three components of the knowledge triangle, education, research and business.

 
 

 
 
Swedish-Hungarian Innovation Days – Focus on Strategy - 7 May 2013
 

The governmental experts of Sweden and Hungary and the leaders of Swedish companies operating in Hungary discussed the new innovation strategies of Hungary and Sweden, which serve as guidelines for adapting to the fast-changing environment.

 
 

 
 
SymbioCity 2013 - Smart City conference - 12 February 2013
 

What attributes does a ”smart” city have? What makes an entire city ”smart”? The answers to these questions were sought by the SymbioCity Conference what was opened by Dr. Ewa Björling, Minister for Trade of Sweden and Dr. Zoltán Cséfalvay, State Secretary of the Ministry for National Economy of Hungary.

 
 

 
 
Inauguration of Lánchíd Park - 19 October, 2012
 

As part of the Green Sweden/SymbioCity 2012 program, an environmentally sustainable revitalization project has been carried out in the park on the Buda side of the Chain Bridge (Lánchíd) by the Swedish partnership, and with the support of the Municipality of Budapest. Lánchíd Park is the first Hungarian public park with a Green City accreditation.

 
 

 
 
Swedish-Hungarian Innovation Forum - 4 October 2012
 

The aim of the event was to promote an exchange of ideas and practices between decision makers and experts from the public and private sectors of Sweden and Hungary. At the Forum there were panel discussions on the following topics: how to develop an attractive investment environment for innovation and R&D; the role of high growth potential start-ups; how innovation serves everyday life and the role of education in R&D.

 
 

 
 
SymbioCity Conference - 25 April 2012
 

At a conference titled “SymbioCity” we will use case studies to analyse the four dimensions of the sustainable city (energy, information and communication, landscape planning and green building inside/outside) at panel discussions.

 
 

 
 
„Ökosodj!” campaign supporting environmental education – December 2011
 

The brochure titled „Ökosodj!” was a tool to familiarize children between the age of 10-18 with different practical methods how they can become more environmentally aware in their everyday life.

 
 

 
 
Hungary’s first eco-playground on Margitsziget - 22 September, 2011
 

On the 22nd of September 2011 as the second step of the Green Sweden 2011 series of programmes Hungary’s first eco-playground, built on the basis of the Green City principles was opened.

 
 

 
 
“Sustainability Through Swedish Eyes” Conference - 9th June 2011
 

The objective of the conference is to spread and strengthen the “green approach” in Hungary. An important message of this exemplary collaboration of the public and the private sector is that being green does not necessarily costs more, however, everyone feels better in a "green world".

 
 

 
 
Stockholm / Budapest Green Capital Conference - 21 October, 2010
 

Recognized environmental experts from Sweden and Hungary discussed what a city, a company and citizens can do for an environmental friendly and sustainable city; presented examples in the field of green buildings, energy saving, waste water management and green city transportation.