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Dr. Iván Tosics
Metropolitan Research Institute
Lònyay utca 34
H-1093 Budapest
Tel.: + 36 1 217 90 41/115
Fax: + 36 1 216 30 01

Iván Tosics, one of the principals of the Metropolitan Research Institute, is a sociologist and researcher with more than 20 years of experience in urban sociology, urban development and housing policy issues. Over the last 15 years he has expanded his activity to include international clients both in Hungary and abroad. He is Coordination Committee member of the European Network for Housing Research and co-organiser of its East European Working Group. Tosics carries out scientific research and consultancy in housing policy, urban development and municipal finance. He has worked on several technical assistance projects funded by USAID, Great Britain, The Netherlands and Germany. He was member of the UN ECE Working Group on Housing Renewal. Since 1998, Tosics has been a member of the Group of Specialists on Access to Housing (CS-LO), working for the Council of Europe. He also acts as an expert for the Council of Europe in the project "Making South-Eastern Europe a Region of Social Cohesion". In recent years he has been a special advisor to the Mayor of Budapest on international matters, with special regard to the European Union.