Ministry of Human Capacities

Zoltán Balog

Minister of Human Capacities

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Government spends record amount on summer meals for children

Ministry of Human Capacities, August 14, 2014 9:24 AM

The number of children receiving government-funded summer meals is up ten percent from last year and the Hungarian Government has spent 2.64 billion forints (EUR 8.4 million) on the summer catering programme for children, Minister of State for Social Affairs and Inclusion Károly Czibere said on Wednesday.

Deputy State Secretary Prőhle emphasises importance of inter-regional cooperation

Ministry of Human Capacities, August 14, 2014 9:20 AM

The importance of inter-regional cooperation was something that Gergely Prőhle, representing the Ministry of Human Capacities, emphasised on the 25th anniversary of the dismantling of the Iron Curtain. Austria's president, Heinz Fischer, and Franz Vranitzky, former Chancellor of Austria, also attended the commemoration.

Ecumenical Service Held on Roma Holocaust Remembrance Day

Ministry of Human Capacities, August 4, 2014 5:16 PM

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary the Roma Holocaust and the 5th anniversary of the murder of a Hungarian Roma woman in Kisléta, an ecumenical church service was held in Budapest on 4 August, organised by the Sant’Egidio Community. Acting in his role as Reformed Church pastor, the event was also attended by Minister of Human Resources Zoltán Balog.

Government inclusion policy successful

Ministry of Human Capacities, July 31, 2014 12:58 PM

Model programmes such as those operating in the South Heves sub-region are proof that the Government’s social inclusion policy is correct, because it achieves results, stated Minister of State for Social Affairs and Inclusion Károly Czibere from the Ministry of Human Resources declared in Heves on Wednesday.

First World War centenary

Ministry of Human Capacities, July 30, 2014 5:08 PM

Zoltán Balog: Responsibility of leaders concerning decisions affecting people’s fates is immeasurable and measurable.

New 29 billion forint programme to help those in need

Ministry of Human Capacities, July 22, 2014 5:13 PM

A new programme to help those most in need is being launched with the support of the European Union. Families with children under the age of three, the homeless and senior citizens with low pensions will be provided with food packages and free advice to help them escape poverty.

New equal opportunities programmes for over three thousand settlements

Ministry of Human Capacities, July 17, 2014 5:18 PM

New, local equal opportunities programmes have been developed for more than three thousand settlements, Minister of State for Social Affairs and Inclusion Károly Czibere, from the Ministry of Human Resources announced at a press conference in Budapest on Thursday.

Chamber of Commerce and Industry supports dual higher education

Ministry of Human Capacities, July 17, 2014 4:40 PM

The Hungarian economy needs graduates with competitive and applicable knowledge, and accordingly the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MKIK) supports the introduction of a dual higher education system, MKIK President László Parragh said at press conference in Budapest on Thursday.

Erzsébet Programme symbolises the renewal of Hungary

Ministry of Human Capacities, July 16, 2014 5:30 PM

The Erzsébet (Elizabeth) Programme – a government initiative launched three years ago and originally introduced to help the vacationing of underprivileged children – is both a symbol of the renewal of Hungary and proof of the Government’s commitment to social solidarity, Minister of State for Family Affairs and Social Inclusion Károly Czibere said at a vacation camp in Fonyódliget, near Lake Balaton.