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EACEA National Policies Platform: Youthwiki


4. Social Inclusion

National Social Inclusion Strategy

Hungary does not have a youth-specific inclusion strategy, but most parts of the National Social Inclusion Strategy's [(Magyar Nemzeti Felzárkóztatási Stratégia 2011-2020) referred hereinafter to as NSIS] provisions concern young people. The NSIS has established a long-term inclusion strategy which aims to change attitude when

  1. fighting against poverty and
  2. dealing with Roma policy.

The Hungarian Government aims to integrate

  1. its strategy related to children living in low-income families with,
  2. its strategy on Roma issues, and
  3. its strategy to support disadvantaged regions;
  4. along with fulfilling the fundamental goals of the Government. (NSIS, 2014 p. 3-6)(For more see 4.1 General context - Main concepts.)

Inclusive Programmes for Young People

Hungary has five inclusive programmes for young people:

  1. the 'Útravaló' Scholarship Programme (Útravaló Ösztöndíj Program),
  2. the Arany János Programmes (Arany János Programok),
  3. the National Talent Programme (Nemzeti Tehetség Program),
  4. the Programmes aiming at the prevention of Roma girls’ early school leaving [Roma lányok korai iskolaelhagyásának megelőzése (ROM-ISK-16)], and
  5. 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.)