►INTRODUCING MUTK, (HUNGARIAN URBAN KNOWLEDGE CENTRE)
MUTK is a research centre where we are looking for innovative solutions related to urban development. As a knowledge centre, our mission is to share and distribute our know-how especially for municipalities. MUTK was founded by the Hungarian Society for Urban Planning in 2001. The Society consists of experts from different professions in the field of urban planning from all over the country. Therefore, MUTK has a wide network in the planning professional sphere and cooperates with several local authorities, universities and research centres. MUTK has gained a rich experience as project partner and subcontractor in European projects in programmes such as: IEE, CEE, Interreg, Horizon2020 during the last decade. Our main services include research, consultancy in energy- and climate action planning, strategic planning, dissemination and communication. A focus of our activities are energy and climate-action planning; thus, we are well informed about the European directives, national regulations in this field and the implementation: the everyday practice of municipalities as well. MUTK has relevant experience in spatial planning and regional development. MUTK has been commissioned to carry out county scale and municipal spatial plans for Hungarian Municipalities. In the matter of County Spatial Plans MUTK also acted as organizer of national workshops on the commission of the Office of Prime Minister (Department of Building, Office of Prime Minister), and occasionally works together with the Ministry of Innovation in Technology.
In the frames of DANUrB (Interreg DTP) project MUTK triggered a novel methodology of building up microregional development concepts – with focus on tourism. he novelty of the method was of engaging and involving civil organisation, public bodies (museums, schools), local entrepreneurs, regional development agencies and municipal decision-makers at the same time. 
The colleagues of MUTK are also often asked to deliver expert opinions and advices for the policy making process regarding spatial planning and building regulations.
MUTK has been using for decades now the different levels of participatory planning and proved to be successful in engaging stakeholders of all levels.
Our colleagues include geographers, spatial planners, architects as well. All members of the team have a confident proficiency in English language, as they have led and contributed to several English-language deliverables of European Projects.