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Association of Hungarian Medical Society

The Association of Hungarian Medical Society -MOTESZ - was established in 1966 and is the association of professional societies of medical doctors, dentists and of societies of exact- and social sciences related to them. The MOTESZ aims are: encouraging the development of Hungarian Health Care, medical-, dental- and closely related exact and social sciences; representing common interests of autonomous member societies of the association, providing coherent view concerning common efforts; holding together and representing common professional interests at both national and international level, forming and representing a unified opinion in national and international organisations, promoting enforcement of interest of the member societies and of the Association, providing help in legislation relating to medicine and Hungarian medical profession; distribution and protection of scientific and professional education, improving scientific and professional activity and promoting practical adaptation of its results; protection and improvement of the standard of continuous medical education of medical doctors; promoting and co-ordinating the activities of member-societies at association level, handling common problems, promoting solution to them, helping cooperation of member societies, insuring information flow and exchange of views.

Confederation of Hungarian Employers and Industrialists

The origin of the Organisation goes back to 1902, where the first “Federation of Industrialists” (GYOSZ) was formed as a result of a concrete need of an independent body to represent the interests of the industrial sector. In 1948 – similarly to other CEE countries – the organisation was suspended, and could only recover its status and function in 1990. Through its functions of mediating and representing the member interests, the Confederation influences economic and labour policy-making. It represents the interests on a macro level and passes on the proposals worked out by its members. It maintains contacts with the Parliament, the government and state administration and makes every effort to represent the entrepreneurs' interests. It also prepares analyses, expresses opinions and prepares proposals on corporate and the current economic policy concepts.

National Association of Entrepreneurs and Employers

During the first ten years of its operation National Association of Entrepreneurs and Employers (VOSZ) used to be a representative organization of typically small- and medium-sized, Hungarian majority owned collective enterprises, even though in small number also individual entrepreneurs handling big assets and high business volume, not finding adequate and convenient services and care from the interest representations dealing predominantly with private entrepreneurs, have joined the association. After 10 years of operation significant numbers of foreign, in part or entirely state owned companies have expressed their intention or wish to become member of VOSZ.

Hungarian Industrial Association

The Hungarian Industrial Association is a national social organization of employers voluntarily formed by its member associations in order to represent and protect social and economic interests of its members. The Association has the aim to become an organization representing employer's interests of owners of small and medium size enterprises, which is independent of political parties, undertakes significant role in the future economic and social activity of Hungary

Association of Hungarian Restorers

The ASSOCIATION OF THE HUNGARIAN RESTORERS is the professional association and interest representation of qualified restorers who hold a degree in conservation and work in the field of the protection of cultural property.

Hungarian Publishers' and Booksellers' Association

The market organization of Hungarian publishing and book trade is one of the oldest professional associations in Europe. It is the civil organization with the longest tradition in Hungary which was founded fifty years earlier than the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Its first legal successor, the Body of Pest Booksellers was founded in 1795. The voluntary Association is made up of companies in Hungarian, foreign or joint ownership which represent 92% of the publications and production in the Hungarian book market. Currently MKKE has 140 members.

Hungarian Direct Selling Association

The Hungarian Direct Selling Association (DSA) was formed in April 1993 by 8 founding member companies in order to represent the interests of the direct selling industry, to inform the public, legislators and media on direct selling, to promote the highest ethical standards of direct selling practices through the industry Codes of Conduct

Federation of Technical and Scientific Societies

The Federation of Technical and Scientific Societies - MTESZ - was established in 1948. Its aim was to coordinate the work of the founder fourteen professional societies of that time, to help their collaboration and to protect their interests. Now there are forty societies in the federation; almost all Hungarian professional-scientific organizations belong to MTESZ. These organizations have approximately 70,000 members altogether, mainly engineers, researchers, agrarian, financial experts and of natural sciences, economists.