4. Social Inclusion
National Social Inclusion Strategy
Hungary does not have a youth-specific inclusion strategy, but most provisions of the new National Social Inclusion Strategy [(Magyar Nemzeti Társadalmi Felzárkózási Stratégia 2030) referred hereinafter to as NSIS 2030], adopted in 2021, concern young people. The main objectives of the previous inclusion strategy (between 2011-2020) are continued in the new strategy. The NSIS 2030 has established a long-term inclusion strategy that aims to change attitudes when it comes to
- poverty reduction and
- Roma policy.
The NSIS 2030 has nine major areas of intervention. Among them, several are specifically related to the situation of young people (for example, youth affairs and public education). (For more information on the Strategy, see 4.3 Strategy for the social inclusion of young people)
Inclusive Programmes for Young People
Hungary has five inclusive programmes for young people:
- the 'Útravaló' Scholarship Programme (Útravaló Ösztöndíj Program),
- the Arany János Programmes (Arany János Programok),
- the National Talent Programme (Nemzeti Tehetség Program),
- the Programmes aiming at the prevention of Roma girls’ early school leaving [Roma lányok korai iskolaelhagyásának megelőzése (ROM-ISK-16)], and
- the Tanoda Programme (Tanoda Program).
The first two have a high success rate in the target group, while the National Talent Programme's specialities are the diversity and wide availability. (See more in sub-chapter 4.4 Inclusive Programmes for Young People.)