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Jan 10, 2018

Hungary has allocated 1 billion HUF to support ethnic Hungarian families in the Carpathian Basin

The opening event of the scheme dubbed “Year of Ethnic Hungarian Families Abroad” will be held on February 2nd

Hungary has allocated 1 billion HUF (3.2m EUR) to support ethnic Hungarian families in the Carpathian Basin, according to official sources.

According to the state secretary for Hungarian Communities Abroad, the opening event of the scheme dubbed “Year of Ethnic Hungarian Families Abroad” will be held on February 2nd,.

Árpád János Potápi said that some 200 million HUF has been set aside for pro-family activities by small ethnic Hungarian communities. An additional 400 million HUF will be offered to support the setting up of family-friendly businesses or the introduction of services that help families.

What’s more, 210 million HUF will be used to support health services and screening in the Carpathian Basin and the setting up of a network of district nurses.

Annual schemes for ethnic Hungarian communities abroad have been announced since 2012 and the Hungarian Permanent Conference decided last November that 2018 would be devoted to families in concert with the Year of Families programs announced by Hungary’s Human Resources Ministry, he said.