About Us

EDC Debrecen Urban and Economic Development Center

Our stakeholders play key role in the life of the city. Namely: Municipality of Debrecen City, University of Debrecen, Cívis Ház Corporation.


If we do our best, Debrecen prospers, jobs are created in a viable, modern city, inhabited by people ready for the challenges of the 21st century.


Working on interesting professional fields in a good team, confidence can be established with the entrepreneurs of Debrecen, the city hall, the University as well as other technical and non-profit organizations.


It is (also) worth settling down here in Debrecen, starting a family or individual life by participating in the local economy and urban development.

Our Activities

1. Economic Development

Supporting local companies:

• so that the enterprises in Debrecen can thrive on the national and international markets

Investment promotion:

• so that more and more companies can settle down here creating jobs and welfare in the city

Cooperation platform:

• Professional cooperation with the University of Debrecen on the field of the economic development. Establishing an Open Innovation Center


2. Urban Development

The Urban Development Group is responsible for several fields. We contribute to the preparation and maintenance of strategic documents of urban development (eg. Integrated Urban Development Strategy and Integrated Territorial Program). Our tasks include preparing and writing project proposals and performing project management activities related to the funds of the EU and the Hungarian state. In addition, we are actively involved in direct EU-funded international projects and in the work of the European Association of Cities (EUROCITIES), which aims to deepen the city's international network and increase its competitiveness. 

3 Business Development

We promote the development of businesses in Debrecen and Hajdú-Bihar county with the following activities:

  • supplier program management: encouraging the development and manufacture of higher value-added products of SMEs
  • entrepreneurial community building: organizing events for networking among entrepreneurs
  • access to support: providing information about the tender opportunities and about the Debrecen SME Development Fund
  • economic analysis: industry analysis at local and regional level, business environment monitoring
  • professional consultancy: helping with business development

4 Smart City

The concept of Smart City Debrecen is to create an intelligent, innovative, viable, effective, sustainable, smart, healthy and prosperous city. To achieve this goal, we have developed a strategy together with our partners such as the Municipality, industrial companies, nonprofit organizations, public services, consultants, the University and international organizations. The team is responsible for supplying the management tasks of the strategy and the projects of Smart City Debrecen while building national and international partnerships.

The key focus areas are sustainable energetics, Digital Debrecen and most importantly intelligent mobility. Evidence of the latter are the Smart Crosswalks, the introduction of the e-ticket in public transport, the Rollet parking mobile app and the strategic partnership with the world's largest community-based navigation app Waze.


Let’s build Debrecen together!

We are looking for
future colleagues.

Open jobs

All applicants are required to have/be able to

1. University degree

2. Knowledge of English language:

  • Work together with a non-native Hungarian colleague effectively
  • Gain experience, knowledge and inspiration from the activities of foreign towns and cities, based on the functions of EDC
  • Cooperate with foreign organizations and companies
  • Draw up documents of good quality in English

3. Advanced use of Excel:

  • Understand the logic of data processing and the use of Excel
  • Use the basic formulas of Excel routinely
  • Open to learning


Applications are to be submitted for the positions below:
  • A temporary position with an emphasis on a particular task
  • All tasks should come from one direct manager
  • Delivers pre-aligned set of tasks
  • Within his fields of expertise makes own decision based steps towards the company goals
  • Comes up with professional proposals for the purpose of the company
  • Accomplishes analysis based on data for his tasks
  • Cooperates with professional partners
  • Assists the senior team (preparation, organization, alignment)
  • Prepares, aligns and later manages complex projects
  • Proactively handles issues, opportunities and involves his superiors
  • Professionally communicates with the management and external partners (short, crisp, action-oriented, well-designed both in oral and in writing)
  • Effectively use management methods
  • Delivers professional analysis for decision making
  • Manages his team
Senior expert
  • Business owner of a broader area
  • Creates and owns strategy, projects, measures in his field
  • Entirely owns all the business measures in his business
  • Participates in broader leadership team
  • Represents the company on his business field
  • Both professionally and morally recognized by partners

Download the Application form and read about the selection process




Contact Information

EDC Debrecen Urban and Economic Development Center
4031 Debrecen, Széchenyi Street 31.
Phone: +36 20 353 3663

Investment promotion team E-mail:
Smart City team E-mail:
Business Development team E-mail:
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