EMIN Conference in Hungary creates momentum

EMIN-Hungary-3On 18 September, the national conference of the EMIN in Budapest organised by EAPN Hungary (HAPN) was a great success. Representatives of a large spectrum of stakeholders, including the Government, attended the Conference. After the conference, several stakeholders offered to build a partnership to push together for an adequate minimum income in Hungary. New volunteers also offered their help to EAPN Hungary coordinating the EMIN in Hungary. 

Representatives of many social institutions, NGOs, trade unions (including the Trade Union of Professionals of the Social Field (SZTDSZ), of higher-education institutions (Eötvös Loránd Science University, Faculty of Social Sciences – ELTE-TáTK, King Sigismund Business School – ZSKF, John Wesley College – WJLF) and people with direct experience of poverty attended the meeting, attended the Conference.

From the governmental side, representatives of 3 political parties (including the Government’s) took part: Zsófia Tóth, Advisor from the Ministry of Human Capacities; Lajos Korózs, member of the Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP); Máté Kanász-Nagy, member of Politics Can Be Different (LMP) party.

Several media reported on the event:

  1. Rádió Q (it broadcasts in the capital) in its programme called ’Hordalék’ had a summary of the conclusions of the event on 21/09.
  2. Civil Rádió (broadcasting also in the Budapest) will have an interview with Dr. Krisztina Jász, steering-committee coordinator of EMIN in Hungary) on 02/10.

After the conference, other stakeholders offered to build a partnership to push together for an adequate minimum income in Hungary. New volunteers also offered their help to EAPN Hungary coordinating the EMIN in Hungary.

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