As part of Hungary’s national economic reboot, the government has opened tenders up for programs and events of Hungarian communities living abroad, announced János Árpád Potápi, the Secretary of State for Hungarian Communities Abroad at the Prime Minister’s Office, at his press conference in Budapest on Monday.
János Árpád Potápi said that thanks to the Hungarian government’s effective handling of the pandemic, it is now possible to offer support to the programs and events organized by the Hungarian communities of the Carpathian Basin and the diaspora, following the state’s successful tender for institution development and equipment purchase.
Overall, HUF 500 million (EUR 1.4 million) has been allocated for this purpose, and the applicants can receive support of between HUF 300,000 and 1 million
(EUR 850 and 2,850).
Applications for the tender can be sent electronically until July 30 via the online platform of the National Policy Informatics System. The supported programs and events have to be organized between July 1 and December 31 this year.
According to the Hungarian secretary of state, the tender has six subprograms, and while the first five will target the Hungarian organizations of the Carpathian Basin, the sixth one is for the diaspora organizations. In the case of the latter, one organization can send more than one application, while organizations based in the Carpathian Basin can only apply with one program or event.
Potápi also said that support for bigger events, like Kolozsvár Hungarian Days, is part of a specially allocated budget. He further shared that for the above-mentioned tender for institution development and equipment purchase, they received 3,200 applications; these have already been evaluated, and the decision about the winning applications will be made in mid-July.
Title image: János Árpád Potápi, secretary of state for Hungarian Communities Abroad at the Prime Minister’s Office, at his press conference in Budapest on June 28, 2021. (Photo: Zsolt Szigetváry/MTI)