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1 Lajos Kósa Mayor of Debrecen A SUITABLE PLACE TO BUILD THE ESS: DEBRECEN Debrecen 14th July, 2008

2 Debrecen – in the centre of Europe The second largest city of Hungary Debrecen is situated in the eastern part of Central Europe Within a circle of 1,000 km, measured in linear distance from the city, two dozens of states are accessible Central European Transport Corridor 5 links Debrecen to the major cities of the region Residents of Debrecen: 205,326 population living in its vicinity: 400,000 (January 1, 2008)

3 Accessibility of Debrecen 220 km from Budapest, direct motorway connection Debrecen International Airport: the 2nd largest international airport with Schengen qualifications, controlled air-space and with constant border opening within 1 km from the point of the proposed area closest to the city. Favourable urban traffic conditions (tram and suburban railway)

4 THE PROPOSED SITE The location has the requested dimensions, total 126. 45 ha Near Debrecen International Airport Direct 2x2 lane highway connection with the city cent re (10-12 min) The site can be supplied with the necessary utilities and infrastructure Possibilities for expanding the installation

5 Debrecen – touristic and cultural centre Major cultural programmes: Flower Festival Béla Bartók International Choir Contest, International Military Band Festival, Spring and Autumn Festivals and Art Exhibition, National and International Childrens Folk Dance Festival, Jazz Days, Wine Festival, Christmas Art Auction.

6 Debrecen – touristic and cultural centre Kölcsey Convention Centre The 2nd largest venue for conferences, concerts and exhibitions in Hungary - a conference hall with a capacity of 750 to 1150 persons, two ball rooms for 350 persons each - eight lecture rooms for 100 people, transformable into ballrooms or exhibition halls Aquaticum Mediterranean Adventure Centre Aquaticum Mediterranean Adventure Centre Kölcsey Convention Centre

7 Debrecen – touristic and cultural centre MODEM Centre for Modern Arts A new 3-storey museum on 4600 m 2 of which 2600 m 2 for exhibitions. More than 150,000 visitors at the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition in 2007 Museum and Library of the Calvinist College A world-famous Bible collection in 250 languages Déri Museum Munkácsy paintings, rich archeological and other collections

8 Debrecen – sports centre 7 years – 12 international sport s events Athletics stadium - 2001 IAAF-Westel Youth Championship in Athletics Főnix Hall -World Championship in Gymnastics 2002, -IIHF Division I Ice Hockey World Championship 2005 Swimming pool European Short Course Swimming Championship, 2007 - Ice Hall - leasure centr e s - gymnasiums - near the city an 18 - hole golf c ourse

9 Debrecen – educational centre Primary schools expanded network, high - standard education High - level foreign language training, bilingual education intensive education of natural sciences in several schools Secondary and vocational schools secondary and vocational schools of regional importance and significant traditions bilingual education in 6 institutions, under accreditation in two other institutions ( E nglish, French, S panish, G erman, I talian) high standard technical and IT education international baccalaurate in five secondary schools from the school year 2009/2010

10 University of Debrecen The biggest university o utside the capital, Over 29, 000 students Over 1, 500 foreign students from 48 countries 3 centres 15 faculties 21 doctoral schools From the point of view of ESS relevant internationally recognised researches University and National Library

11 Debrecen – economic centre Industrial parks (IP) Debrecen Regional and Innovational IP DELOG Debrecen Logistics Service Centre and IP The IP of the University of Debrecen Western IP The most important companies in Debrecen National Instruments Ltd, FAG Automative Ltd, TEVA Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. BT ( British Telecom ) Ygomi Europe IT Service Hungary

12 Debrecen – a nice place to live Real-estates Banks (ING, Citibank, UniCredit, Raiffeisen, CIB) Hypermarkets, malls Concerts and other cultural programmes Sports events (European and World Championships) Sc h ools, university People arriving in the city would not suffer any set-back in their quality of life. They can find a place to live quickly and at a favourable price. Thanks to the presence of multinational retail companies and banks, the range of products and financial services that investors have become accustomed to are also available. A wide range of cultural programmes and sports events are held in Debrecen.


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