Ministry of Human Capacities

Zoltán Balog

Minister of Human Capacities

Leading news

Undergraduate childcare benefit programme successful

Ministry of Human Capacities, October 20, 2014 12:15 PM

The childcare benefit programme for undergraduates introduced at the beginning of this year has already proven successful, as some 150 women have applied for it, Minister of State for Family and Youth Affairs Katalin Novák said on Sunday.

Hungarian education in the Carpathian Basin is a common cause

Ministry of Human Capacities, October 20, 2014 11:49 AM

The success of Hungary’s national strategy largely hinges on whether Hungarians living within the Carpathian Basin can embrace Hungarian language education as a common cause, Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog said at a Budapest conference on Friday.

No Hungarian family should live in poverty

Ministry of Human Capacities, October 20, 2014 11:48 AM

Those in need should be given all possible assistance and every opportunity to escape poverty, Minister of State for Social Affairs and Inclusion Károly Czibere said at a press conference held on Friday to mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty in one of the country’s poorest areas, the György housing estate of the southwest Hungarian city of Pécs.

Work is the surest way to escape poverty

Ministry of Human Capacities, October 17, 2014 1:21 PM

It is only possible to exit poverty through work and education, and accordingly since it was formed the Government has introduced several measures aimed at creating a work-based economy, the Ministry of Human Capacities’ Parliamentary State Secretary Bence Rétvári told kormany.hu on the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

Supporting families is a government priority

Ministry of Human Capacities, October 15, 2014 12:07 PM

We believe that the future of Hungary’s economic and social development hinges on to what extent today’s children grow into happy and healthy adults, and on their sense of security, self-assuredness and self-confidence, Deputy State Secretary for Family Affairs Tünde Fűrész said at a Budapest conference on Tuesday, adding that this is greatly dependent on the families they grow up in.

One week left to apply for Klebelsberg scholarships

Ministry of Human Capacities, October 13, 2014 5:08 PM

Students have one more week to apply for Klebelsberg scholarships, Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog said at a press conference on Monday, at which he also went on to announce that the scholarship programme has a budget of 343 million forints (EUR 1.12 million). Those who won the scholarship last year will receive 245 million forints from this budget, while a further 100 million is available for new applicants.

Safety and welfare of Hungarian children is priority for the government

Ministry of Human Capacities, September 19, 2014 4:42 PM

Defending our children and ensuring their safety is a common responsibility, Minister of State for Family and Youth Affairs Katalin Novák said on Wednesday in Budapest at a conference marking the 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Strasbourg court did not take into consideration the content of changes in legal regulation

Ministry of Human Capacities, September 11, 2014 10:11 AM

According to the State Secretariat for Church, National Minority and Civil Society Relations of the Ministry of Human Resources, the decision of the European Court of Human Rights, adopted on 9th September, fits into the series of attacks carried out against Hungary by certain international interest groups.

Higher education roundtable holds session on Tuesday

Ministry of Human Capacities, September 10, 2014 2:22 PM

At the initiative of Minister of Human Capabilities Zoltán Balog, the higher education roundtable held its first meeting on Tuesday since the new Hungarian government was formed following the April elections.