London,
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September
2015
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CIPR signs new bilateral agreement with Hungarian Public Relations Association

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), the professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK, and the Hungarian Public Relations Association (HuPRA), Hungary’s professional body for public relations and communication professionals, has signed a new bilateral agreement.

Initiated and negotiated by members of CIPR International, the agreement between the two bodies facilitates the sharing and translation of best practice and resources, as well as making Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status available to HuPRA members.

Chartered Public Relations Practitioner is awarded to public relations professionals who can demonstrate an outstanding level of professional practice and knowledge, along with a commitment to continuous learning. This benchmark of professional excellence and integrity represents the highest standard of knowledge, expertise and ethical practice in public relations, and was first awarded by the CIPR in October 2009.

Eva Maclaine FCIPR Chart.PR, Chair of CIPR International and CIPR Board Director
Global public relations is now so often at the heart of what we do as public relations practitioners. The CIPR’s worldwide reputation, which is first class, is nurtured through our global affiliates and through CIPR International, which liaises with CIPR’s 1100 worldwide members.

I am therefore particularly pleased that we are signing this important bilateral agreement with HuPRA. It marks the start of what I hope will be a fruitful cooperation between our two organisations.

We are all much richer by a closer understanding of people from diverse cultures and backgrounds and my belief is that both our members and those of HuPRA will benefit greatly from this collaboration.
Eva Maclaine FCIPR Chart.PR, Chair of CIPR International and CIPR Board Director
Zsofia Lakatos, Managing Director and General Manager for Hill+Knowlton Strategies Hungary, and President of HuPRA
I am privileged to sign this agreement. This will provide access to CIPR's knowledge base and professional development materials for our Hungarian members. We at HuPRA are also happy to share our market insight, trends, best practices and network of public relations practitioners. I am looking forward to joint programmes and events.
Zsofia Lakatos, Managing Director and General Manager for Hill+Knowlton Strategies Hungary, and President of HuPRA

HuPRA members seeking to apply for Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status should contact CIPR Director of Professional Development & Membership, Sukhjit Singh Grewal by emailing SukhjitG@cipr.co.uk.

For the CIPR, this follows the signing of a similar agreement with the Middle Eastern Public Relations Association (MEPRA), as the Institute looks to increase the footprint of Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status as the global standard of excellence in public relations management.

Notes to editors

Notes to editors

About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.

The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).