Local policy workshop in Tatabánya

The first local policy workshop was organised by the Hungarian team on the 24th of February, 2022. The event was online and mobilized 22 participants including researchers, municipal officials and local NGOs.

The first session was focused on discussing the macro-context of local problems, such as industrial policy, environmental regulations, labour processes, social problems and housing crisis related to reindustrialization. In the second round, there was an open and lively discussion on local conflicts related to housing shortage and marginalization, old and new environmental conflicts moreover, to the unequal access to public services, and the limits of local community building.

The third round was organised thematically in chat rooms to identify agents, their resources, conflicts and cooperative actions in managing the social crisis and vast environmental problems. Working in small groups supported openness, connecting and discovering how networks could fill capacity gaps of various institutional agents.