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9. Youth and the World

9.6 Intercontinental youth work and development cooperation

Last update: 3 April 2024
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  1. Intercontinental youth work cooperation
  2. Development cooperation activities

Intercontinental youth work cooperation

Hungary Helps Programme

The aims of the programme are

  • to assist people and communities living in areas of need, persecution or humanitarian catastrophe,
  • to support the local population to stay, and
  • to assist projects that are about to protect the freedom of religion, with particular reference to persecuted Christian and other religious minorities. 

The programme may be supported, inter alia, by volunteering. The Hungarian Government supports the programme in each year with an average amount of HUF 3 billion (about EUR 7.7 million). The programme provides opportunities for the young generation to develop their attitudes, to strengthen the role of volunteering and to develop global responsibility.

Support programme of the Hungary Helps Agency

According to Ministry information, the Hungary Helps Agency launched a volunteering programme in 2022, funded by the European Solidarity Corps, called 'Complex Assistance for Scholarship Students in the Scholarship Programme for Christian Young People'. The volunteers assist foreign students studying in Hungary under the scholarship programme with administrative tasks in the country or university offices and also support them in socializing. Since the beginning, in total 5 young people received support for 12 months of volunteering, in an amount of EUR 29 360 and EUR 19 849.

Development cooperation activities

Waclaw Felczak Foundation

The mission of the Wacław Felczak Foundation is primarily to enhance Hungarian-Polish friendship and cooperation and to preserve the cultural heritage. It also aims to involve young people into activities and programmes that can promote and strengthen the contacts between Hungarian and Polish youth and professionals.

The foundation is funded by the Government. In the 2023 budget HUF 377 million (about EUR 966 000) is dedicated to the foundation. There are various applications available in 2023, such as:

Kőrösi-Csoma Sándor programme

The aims of the programme are to reach out to the Hungarians of the diaspora; to provide support for organising the community and cultural life in these areas and to develop and maintain their Hungarian language skills with the offering scholarship programme. ('A Kőrösi Csoma Sándor Program')

From the start of the programme (2016) 641 young people participated in the programme. In 2023, 95 young people were able to travel to 10 countries. The Prime Minister's Office (Miniszterelnökség) provides the fund for the programme and in 2023 and in 2024, the winners could apply for a one-time funding of about gross HUF 300 000 (about EUR 769) for the preparation and the closing of the programme such as for the time of the education, and about gross HUF 600 000 per month (about EUR 1 538) for the time spent abroad.