The NFU assumes the following responsibilities:
The NFU is the highest level implementing body within the development policy framework.
The National Development Agency (NFU) has been assigned to (i) carry out mid- and long-term development and planning activities, (ii) prepare and implement strategic plans and operational programmes in order to exploit EU financial support, and (iii) set up the necessary organisational framework.
BackgroundThe National Development Agency (NFU) was established by a government decree 130/2006. (VI. 15.) on 1 July, 2006. NFU is the legal successor of the National Development Office (NFH), set up by a government decree [196/2003. (XI.28)] on 1 January, 2004. This change was part of the government reshuffle in 2006.Research policy maker
The NFÜ prepares the overall development plan of Hungary, presents it to the government and co-ordinates the related policies. It prepares national development plans, the basic documents stipulating the exploitation of support provided by the EU Structural Funds and the Cohesion Fund.
Several schemes, co-financed by the EU SF, and managed by the NFÜ, support RTDI activities.
The NFÜ co-ordinates and monitors the use of EU related financial support. The NFÜ performs tasks that ensure the appropriate use of EU financial support and co-ordinates the related activities of other governmental organisations, and assumes the role of a controlling authority of the Community Support Framework and the Cohesion Fund.