Address Kremnická 10, 040 11 Košice, Slovakia
Phone +421 948 151 150
Mail rudolf.bauer@cesci-carpathia.eu
Date of birth September 28, 1957
Nationality Slovak
Marital status married, 3 children


  • 1975 – 1981 P.J. Šafárik University Košice, Faculty of Natural Science, mathematics
  • 1993 City University Bratislava, Effective Manager Course
  • 1994 Study tour in the Public sector in the USA, 6 weeks
  • 1997 Course How to Improve Public Service Performance at the University of Birmingham, Great Britain, 3 months
  • 2006 – 2010 Technical University Košice, Finances in Regional Development, PhD Study

Work experience

  • 1981-1985 Inžinierske stavby Košice – software engineering
  • 1985-1991 INORGA Košice – analytical work, software projects for the corporate sector
  • 1991-1992 Vice-Mayor of the City of Košice
  • 1993-1994 Mayor of the City of Košice
  • 1994-1998 Vice-Mayor of the City of Košice
  • 1998-2001 Member of Slovak Parliament
  • 2001-2005 Governor of Košice region, Head of the Slovak delegation in the Committee of the Regions EU
  • 2005-2010 Project manager in the Carpathian Development Institute, Košice -consultation and analytical work, project design management, research, preparation of development plans, education, and training
  • 2006-2010 Member of Slovak Parliament
  • 2010 Manager responsible for investment projects Košice 2013 – European Capital of Culture
  • 2009-2014 Vice-chairman of CESCI Budapest
  • 2011- 2014 Mayor of the city ward Košice-West
  • 2015- director of CESCI-Carpathia, c.a.
  • Consultation and research analytical work in the regional development area
  • Development audit of the City of Košice Preparedness for Development thru Carpathian Development Institute,
  • Preparation of development plans for local and regional government in Slovakia:
  • POKER – development plan for Eastern Slovakia,
  • development plans for towns:
    • Michalovce,
    • Krompachy,
    • Strážske
    • Sliač
    • Tornaľa
  • Development plan for the city of Košice
  • Project Good Governance on the regional level in the area of regional development in Slovakia – Governance; main aim: to improve quality of regional governance in the area of development; financed by the Norwegian Financial Mechanism
  • Provision of education and training for both elected and executive representatives in the local and regional level thru URBI in 1994 – 2000 and thru CDI in 2005 – 2009
  • Project design management
  • Consultant for Council of Europe DG II – Democracy, Regionalisation administrative reform in Romania, 2013
  • Cooperation with DG REGIO in the appraisal, implementation and monitoring of cohesion policy interventions 2014-2020


  1. Šteiner A., Bauer. R., Záborská Z., Kozlayova A., Assessment of Cities Preparedness for Development – Development Audit, In: Conference Proceedings, 2nd Central European Conference in Regional Science – CERS, 2007, ISBN 978-80-8073-957-7, p. 999-1004
  2. Bauer R., Šteiner A., Záborská Z., Schvalb M., Good governance on the regional level in the area of regional development in Slovakia, In: Conference Proceedings, 2nd Central European Conference in Regional Science – CERS, 2007, ISBN 978-80-8073-957-7, p. 68-72
  3. Šteiner Andrej, Bauer Rudolf, Eastern Slovakia as learning region?, in Euractiv portal, 2007 (http://www.euractiv.sk/regionalny-rozvoj/analyza/kri-vychodne-slovensko-ako-znalostny-region)
  4. Šteiner Andrej, Bauer Rudolf, Cities preparedness for higher dynamics of development, in Euractiv portal, 2007, (http://www.euractiv.sk/regionalny-rozvoj/analyza/pripravenost-miest-na-vyssiu-dynamiku-rozvoja-uzemia)
  5. Šteiner Andrej, Bauer Rudolf, Záborská Zuzana, Analysis of the legislative, institutional and financial frame for regional government in Slovakia, Carpathian Development Institute, 2008
  6. Šteiner Andrej, Bauer Rudolf, Kozlayová Alena, Good Governance and Regional Development – Challenges not only for the Slovak Republic, In Sustainable Development and Planning IV. Volume 1, Southampton, 2009, p. 153-162
  7. Bauer Rudolf, Knežová Jana, Kozlayová Alena, Šteiner Andrej, Záborská Zuzana, Good governance of regions´ development, challenge for Slovakia, (Dobré spravovanie rozvoja regiónov, výzva pre Slovensko), Karpatský rozvojový inštitút, 2010, 170 p., ISBN 978-80-970368-0-5
  8. Bauer Rudolf, Tax revenues of regional government in Slovakia, in XV. International Scientific Conference “Theoretical and practical aspects of public finance”, Prague, 2010
  9. Bauer Rudolf, Tax revenues of regional government in Slovakia, in “Verejná správa” (Public Administration), 2010
  10. Bauer Rudolf, Different models of regional development financing in the European Union and their achievements, Ph.D. thesis, 2010
  11. Bauer Rudolf, Multilevel governance in Cross-border cooperation, Introduction in 1st Congress on Smart Cooperation, A Coruňa, Spain, 2012
  12. Bauer Rudolf, Regionalisation process in Slovakia, Report prepared for the Romanian Government and Council of Europe, Bucharest, 2013
  13. Bauer Rudolf, Regions in Slovakia, in Zborník: Teória a prax verejnej správy, Košice, ISBN 978-80-8152-061-7, 2013
  14. Bauer Rudolf, Šteiner Andrej, Knežová Jana, Governing regional development – case in Slovakia, ERSA Conference Sankt Peterburg, 2014
  15. Bauer Rudolf, The Carpathian Euroregion project, short study, CESCI Budapest, 2015, http://cesci-net.eu/studies-analyses
  16. Bauer Rudolf, The Framework Convention on the protection and sustainable development of the Carpathians, study, CESCI Budapest, 2015, www.cesci-carpathia.eu

Additional information

Mother tongue Slovak
Other languages:
English Understanding: C2, Speaking: C1, Writing: C1
Hobbies mountain cycling, swimming, literature, garden