For the past twenty years the Ház a Holnapért (House for Tomorrow) Association has been offering help to orphan and socially disadvantaged children and young adults. The NGO offers a good example for the entire Romanian childcare system with its activity - considers Csaba Sógor, Member of the European Parliament and president of the association. The 20th anniversary was held in Cristuru Secuiesc / Székelykeresztúr on 16 September, in the presence of the association’s German supporters.
MEP Iuliu Winkler (RMDSZ, EPP) took a stand for the rights of Hungarians and Romanians in Ukraine to receive education in their mother tongue, as part of a political statement, which he held on Monday evening in the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. On this occasion, the MEP appealed to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to refer the new Education Law back to the Verkhovna Rada.
Like the President of the European Parliament, MEPs have to support the Minority SafePack initiative in the coming period - Csaba Sógor asked his fellow Members of the European Parliament.
With the participation of several experts from the Carpathian Basin a conference was held on the situation of Hungarian minority media on Wednesday, 7 June, in the European Parliament. The conference dealt with minority media in Romania, Slovakia, Serbia and Ukraine.
Autochthonous national minorities need positive discrimination for genuine equal opportunities - said Csaba Sógor during the European Parliament's plenary on Wednesday evening. The DAHR representative expressed his opinion that the 2017 report of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) does not deal with national minorities.
Fifty students and teachers from Brasov, Cluj and Deva were invitees of Iuliu Winkler, MEP (RMDSZ, EPP), at a conference organized in the European Parliament in Brussels, which aimed to share best practices acquired within the “Protectors of Our Heritage - Adopt a Monument” Program; this initiative targets the safeguarding of the historical and cultural heritage of Transylvania by the youth.
At its Congress in Zalau on May 13, RMDSZ will introduce a binding quota of 15% for the representation of women at the level of the governing bodies of the county organizations, but also at national level, announced the President of the RMDSZ Hunedoara County Organization, MEP Iuliu Winkler, on Thursday, at a press conference in Deva.
On the 4th of March 2017, ten years after Romania’s succession to the European Union, MEP Csaba Sógor organized a conference for Hungarian young people from Transylvania.
MEPs Andrea Bocskor, Andor Deli, Pál Csáky and Csaba Sógor organized a conference entitled Mother tongue vs state language - language issues in the European education systems on the 7th of March in the European Parliament. The opening speech was held by European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Navracsics Tibor, who pointed out during the speech: „Culture and language are bound together, and mother tongue education ensures the survival and prosperity of autochtonous national minorities in their homeland."
On Friday, 10th of March the 14th Gyarmathy scholarships were awarded during a ceremony held at Kalotaszentkirály-Zentelke. The students of the Gyarmathy school prepared a small festive programme, at the beginning of which director of the Ady Endre Elementary School and mayor Póka András held opening speeches.