Division for International Cooperation


The Division for International Cooperation was established in September 2016, based on the experience gained through previous international collaborations of HETFA. Our colleagues have broad expertise in preparing and managing EU and internationally funded projects and are members in several EU-wide network.

Main activities

First, the Division for International Cooperation is responsible within HÉTFA for international networking, building research consortia and tender cooperations, pre-award and post-award research grant management.

Second, the Division is also responsible for research related to two specific areas: the advancement of the RMA (Research Management and Administration) profession and the role of women in economy and society.

Finally, the Division takes part in proposal preparation and project management for its strategic partners – various NGOs, cultural and educational institutes and local governments.

Our main fields of expertise are

  • Science management, communication, dissemination and exploitation,
  • Advancement of the RMA profession – Research Management and Administration,
  • Female entrepreneurship, women in science and gender equality.

Projects and partners

Current projects

  • RM ROADMAP – Creating Framework Conditions for Research Management to Strengthen the European Research Area (2022-2025, Horizon Europe)
  • RE-FEM – Upskilling pathways for REsiliency in the post-Covid era for FEMale Entrepreneurs (2022-2025, Erasmus+ KA2)
  • Lost Millennials – Transnational research network for the evaluation of initiatives targeting 25+ NEETs (2021-2024, EEA and Norway Grants, Fund for Youth Employment)
  • RESTART – Resilience and Training for SMEs (2021-2023, Erasmus+ KA2)
  • PROFEEDBACK – PlatfoRm OF policy Evaluation community for improvED EU policies and Better ACKnowledgement (2021-2025, COST Action)
  • FAWORIT – Fascinating World of Researchers in the Age of Technology – Alliance with citizens /Researchers’ Night Hungary (2022-2024, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions)
  • V4+WB RMA Network Plus – V4+WB Network of Research Managers and Administrators (RMAs) Plus (2023-2025, International Visegrad Fund)
  • Horizon Results Booster service (as thematic experts)

Past projects

  • foRMAtion – Innovative and smart module for potential Research Managers and Administrators in higher education (2019-2022, Erasmus+ KA2)
  • V4+WB Network of Research Managers and Administrators (2020-2022, International Visegrad Fund)
  • iFEMPOWER – Interactive and mentorship based female empowerment in the field of entrepreneurship (2018-2021, Erasmus+ KA2)
  • ADULATION – Adult Education for Social Change (2020-2022, Erasmus+ KA2)
  • FAWORIT – Fascinating World of Researchers in the Age of Technology / Researchers’ Night Hungary (2020)
  • V4NE – V4 Network on Entrepreneurship (2019-2020, Visegrad Fund)
  • ENriCH – Reveal YouropEaN Cultural Heritage  (2018-2020, Europe for Citizens)
  • EU3doms – Debate on the Future of the Four Freedoms of the European Union (2016-2017, Europe for Citizens)
  • Youth&SPA – Activating and involving the YOUTH in shaping the future of rural SPA towns (2018-2019, Erasmus+ KA3)
  • SportOverBorders – Sport Cannot Stop at Borders (2017-2018, Interreg HU-HR)
  • RefurbCulture – Energy efficient refurbishment in cultural heritage buildings (2017-2018, Interreg HU-HR)
  • SporTown – Intergenerational Debate on Sport Specific Utilization of Urban Spaces (2018-2019, Erasmus+ KA3)
  • Development of Agricultural Enterprises in the Knowledge based Economy (2015, Visegrad Fund)


Local and county governments, research institutes, universities, non-profit organizations, youth organizations, European associations, think tanks, SMEs etc.

We’ve taken part in numerous EU projects belonging to different funding schemes:

  • Horizon Europe
  • Interreg Interregional, Transnational and Cross-Border Programmes
  • Erasmus+
  • Visegrad Fund
  • URBACT European Urban Development Program
  • Creative Europe
  • Europe for Citizens
  • LIFE


For further information, please contact us at internationaloffice@hetfa.hu



First PROFEEDBACK Training School in Istanbul with a focus on theory-based evaluation of Public Policies and Programmes

First PROFEEDBACK Training School in Istanbul with a focus on theory-based evaluation of Public Policies and Programmes

HÉTFA, as the Grant Holder Institution, is the leader of the PROFEEDBACK (Platform of Policy Evaluation Community for Improved EU Policies and Better Acknowledgment) Action supported by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology). The objective of the Action...