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