A memorial house was inaugurated in honour of Márton Kerecsendi-Kiss on Friday in Bicske in County Fejér. The late poet, writer and teacher operated Hungary’s first Roma school in this building from 1938.
Zoltán Kovács, Minister of State for Social Inclusion of the Ministry of Human Resources, spoke about the results of the National Social Inclusion Strategy and further goals at the conference on Roma issues organised by the Ferencváros Local Government of Budapest's 9th District. The Minister of State stressed that the situation of people living in extreme poverty, including the Roma, may be improved with long-term, sustainable programmes.
Disadvantaged local governments and their institutions may apply for HUF 250 million in funding this year within the framework of the Social Land Programme, the Minister of State for Social Inclusion of the Ministry of Human Resources announced on Thursday at a press conference held in the locality of Panyola in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County.
"The Hungarian Government takes the view that, in addition to the application of human rights principles, the social inclusion of the Roma can only be achieved with programmes that can be implemented in practice", Minister of State for Social Inclusion Zoltán Kovács, who is attending the international Roma affairs conference The Conscience of Europe in Helsinki, stated on Tuesday.
According to the proposal put forward by the Fehér Gyűrű ("White Ring") Public Benefit Association tasked with performing the preparative work, the Government is contributing seventy million forints towards helping the victims of the Roma murders. The measure will provide assistance for more than 30 affected families, taking into consideration their living conditions and requirements.
The Government has allocated HUF 50 million for the organisation of Roma cultural events and the presentation of Roma cultural content and products to the public as part of a government tender, in response to which entries are expected to be submitted by 26 March, Minister of State for Social Inclusion Zoltán Kovács announced on Wednesday in Budapest.