Pro Publico Bono – Public Administration 2023-04-06T12:54:42+02:00 Dúl János szerkesztőbizottsági titkár/secretary of the editorial board Open Journal Systems <p>Pro Publico Bono is a peer-reviewed journal four-monthly published by the University of Public Service, Budapest. It covers researches based on public law, social and political sciences as well as interdisciplinary approach that explore future alternatives for fostering sustainable and innovative societies, good governance and for strengthening nation states as well as the European and transatlantic cooperation facing technological, ecological and cultural disruption in the increasingly complex and ambiguous 21<sup>st</sup> century.</p> Assessment of Public Procurement Performance Indicators by Hungarian Public Procurement Experts 2022-07-06T11:54:28+02:00 Erdei-Derschner Katalin <p>In 2020, the public procurement market was also influenced by the negative impact of the coronavirus epidemic. Compared to 2019, there was a decline in both the number and the value of procedures. Thus measuring the performance of public procurement becomes even more important than ever. As a result, public procurement becomes more transparent, enables the principle of publicity to be served more widely, promotes the value for money principle and ensures more efficient public spending. A transparent organisational indicator framework, which is linked to the strategic goals, can act as a motivational tool for public procurers, providing a monitoring tool that helps all involved organisations and individuals to measure, analyse and improve the quality of their public procurement activities. The aim of the research is to explore the opinion of Hungarian experts on the measurability of the effectiveness, economy and efficiency of public procurement and the applicable indicators.</p> 2023-04-06T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Erdei-Derschner Katalin Compliance in Public Sector 2021-08-12T16:37:17+02:00 Bottyán Béla <p>Recently, a number of regulations have become applicable to the compliance function of some public sector organisations, and the move to the risk-based approach has also set up new challenges. The review of these first experiences with the operation of the control system has become topical, and it is therefore worth highlighting some new aspects that could help to further improve the control<br />system, also in view of the increasing importance of compliance.</p> 2023-04-06T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Bottyán Béla Chore-sharing and Family Life during the First COVID Pandemic in 2020 2022-02-10T10:03:22+01:00 Herendy Csilla Zsolt Péter Bayer Judit <p>This paper presents the results of our online questionnaire survey conducted in Hungary during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in spring 2020. Forced confinement led to a reordering of the lives of many individuals and families. People living alone reported more leisure time, but those raising children reported more responsibilities. The primary aim of the research was to explore whether the division of labour within families with children has been transformed as a result of quarantine. Our study suggests that the traditional role perception became more prevalent during the pandemic. More than two thirds of Hungarians still expect men to earn money and women to keep the home warm. During the period under review, women were in most cases immediately responsible for looking after children, even if they continued to work in a home office. In some traditional men’s jobs, such as housework, building and gardening, and carrying the load, there was a surprising shift in the workload, with women’s burdens increasing. For men, the time spent earning money from home increased, and their responses indicated that being close to family and children was a burden. An important lesson from our questionnaire is that satisfaction with the division of labour seemed to be proportional to the harmony of the couple relationship. How increased workloads were coped with depended primarily on how the couples’ division of labour and relationship was before the quarantine. Although the long-term consequences of the closure due to COVID-19 on family life cannot be assessed at this stage, our research questions provide a good basis for returning to them to find out.</p> 2023-04-06T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Herendy Csilla, Zsolt Péter, Bayer Judit Our Relationship with Home Office 2022-08-24T12:53:53+02:00 Stréhli Georgina <p>Several studies have been made about the effectiveness of the home office, mainly in connection with the pandemic situation caused by SARS-CoVID-19. However, much less is said about the issue of employee and management attitude, which can determine its success. The legal environment now regulates most forms of remote work, but despite this, it has not been included in daily practice, while the flexibility is the key to competitiveness. This article lists the factors and research results, based on which can be formed effective cooperation when working at home. Based on these, the corner points that need to be considered in connection with the introduction of the home office are clearly visible. Firstly, I present the expectations and previous experiences and resources to working at home, and then I also discuss the importance of the necessary competencies and managerial attitude.</p> 2023-04-06T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Stréhli Georgina Focus of Successful Project Implementation: 2022-11-04T11:39:07+01:00 Hutkai Zsuzsanna <p>Project-based operation is becoming more and more popular both in the business and public sectors, thanks to its logical, well-structured, yet flexibly applicable methodology in the light of achievable results and efficiency. A key element of successful project implementation is a professionally competent project manager. In a constantly evolving field, one of the defining questions is what competencies a project manager must have in order to successfully guide a project through its<br />implementation in today’s changing environment and requirements. Many of these skills and competences can be developed; the aim of the study is to contribute to the development and improvement of project managers by defining a new approach to competency mapping.</p> 2023-04-06T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Hutkai Zsuzsanna The Christian Tradition of the Good State 2022-09-12T15:42:47+02:00 Jancsó András <p>The study undertakes to summarise the Christian history of ideas of the good state. During the examination of the Christian tradition, the Protestant approach is not presented. The research hypothesis is that the Christian history of ideas has a unique tradition about the good state,<br />which can be learned through the works of various authors. To confirm this, starting from the New Testament Scriptures, we reach the works of modern Christian authors through some early Christian and scholastic authors.</p> 2023-04-06T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Jancsó András Variations on Alimony Obligations 2022-11-24T10:30:00+01:00 Papp Tekla <p>In my study, I explore the importance, brief history, legal bases and types of subsistence legal relatioships. Then I will characterise the different versions of the Hungarian alimentation contracts such as maintenance, care, and annuity contracts, contractus mixtus based on these, insurance contracts, inheritance contracts; finally, I will highlight the characteristics of other contractual and organisational alternatives.</p> 2023-04-06T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Papp Tekla