The members of the National Council for Sustainable Development

NCSD’s members are appointed by the delegating organisations based on their own decision rules. The leaders of the relevant organisations are requested by NCSD’s president to appoint their delegates. Civil organisations – with the exception of green organisations which delegate prospective members at their annual national meetings – make their decisions in selection forums.  NCSD’s members are required to attend the meetings of the Council and the relevant Working Committees. Members absent from NCSD’s meetings cannot be substituted but are allowed to submit their questions, comments and proposals concerning the agenda. The work of the Council’s members is supported by the Secretariat. The number of the Council's members with voting rights effective from 21 February 2017 is 31. The Council has a quorum if a minimum of 16 members are present.

According to Parliamentary resolution number 57/2008. (V. 22.), regarding the Council, the Parliament requested the following organisations to delegate the members of NCSD:

  1. factions of the parliamentary parties (1 person from each group),
  2. Hungarian Academy of Sciences (3 persons),
  3. economic chambers (2 persons),
  4. churches (2 persons),
  5. unions (2 persons),
  6. employers’ organisations (2 persons),
  7. associations of local governments (2 persons),
  8. the Federation of Technical and Natural Scientific Societies (1 person),
  9. Hungarian Rectors' Conference (1 person),
  10. civil organisations engaged in social issues and health care (2 persons),
  11. organisations of national and ethnic minorities (2 persons),
  12. civil organisations for environment and nature protection (2 persons),
  13. social strata and age group civil organisations (2 persons),
  14. educational and cultural civil organisations (2 persons)

Current members of the National Council for Sustainable Development:

Delegating organisation

Council member

National Assembly

László Kövér, president of the Council


Sándor Fazekas, minister for rural development, co-president of the Council

Factions of Parliamentary parties

András Aradszki, Kereszténydemokrata Néppárt (Christian Democratic People's Party)
János Bencsik, FIDESZ (Hungarian Civic Alliance)

Lajos Kepli, Jobbik (Movement for a Better Hungary) 

Erzsébet Schmuck, Lehet Más a Politika (Politics Can Be Different), co-president of the Council
József Tóbiás, Hungarian Socialist Party

Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Gábor Náray-Szabó, academic, co-president of the Council        Tamás Németh, academic
Gábor Vida, academic, research professor of ELTE

Economic chambers

Ferenc Obreczán, advisor of president, Hungarian Chamber of Agriculture
László Parragh, president, Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry


Eszter Karsai, reformed chaplain

Eszter Kodácsy-Simon, evangelical chaplain, professor emeritus of Károli Gáspár Reformed University - Faculty of Theology


Imre Palkovics, president, National Federation of Workers’ Councils
András Földiák, president, Forum of Trades Union

Employers’ organisations

Gábor Gablini, co-president, National Association of Entrepreneurs and Employers (VOSZ)
Zoltán Zs. Szőke, president, Hungarian National Federation of Consumer Co-operative Societies and Trade Associations (ÁFEOSZ)

Associations of local governments

Zsolt Fábián, general secretary, Hungarian Association of Local Governments

Federation of Technical and Natural Scientific Societies

Gábor Veress, president, Federation of Technical and Scientific Societies (MTESZ)

Hungarian Rectors' Conference

Éva Sándorné Kriszt, co-president, Hungarian Rectors' Conference

Civil organisations engaged in social issues and health care

Ágnes Cser, Seventh Association
Kristóf Lajos Nékám, Hungarian Allergy Association

National and ethnic minorities

Lászlóné Csúcs, responsible for the Polish Minority in Hungary
Vera Giricz, responsible for the Rusyn Minority in Hungary

Civil organisations for environment and nature protection

István Farkas, managing president, National Society of Conservationists (MTVSZ), co-president of the Council
Katalin Sipos, managing president, WWF

Social strata and age group civil organisations

László Jakus, Czinka Panna Cultural Association 

Gergely Németh, Hungarian Prevention Foundation

Cultural and educational civil organisations

Gergely Lomniczi, general secretary, National  Forestry Association
Zoltán Molnár, National Association of Educational Centres for Nature- and Environment Protection


Permanent guests of the National Council for Sustainable Development:

Gyula Bándi, deputy of the commissioner for fundamental rights, responsible for future generations

Gabriella Vukovich, president, Hungarian Central Statistical Office

Csaba Kőrösi, Head of Directorate for Environmental Sustainability at the Office of the President of Hungary

László Podmaniczky, member of the presidency, Hungarian National Rural Network

Anna Tarján Lászlóné Tajnafői, delegate, Hungarian Economic and Social Council

Róbert Benedek Sallai, Chairman, Committee on Sustainable Development

Miklós Bulla, general secretary, National Council on the Environment

Reverend Ferenc Beran, priest, associate professor of Pázmány Péter Catholic University - Faculty of Theology