Focus on a citizen friendly Europe for the hungarian presidency

The Hungarian Presidency focuses on the creation of a citizen-friendly European Union; it also advocates EU citizens’ actual “access” to their fundamental rights laid down in the Charter of Fundamental Rights. To achieve this, every member state and its institutions should respect the Charter and promote its enforcement. This has also been a legal obligation of member states and EU institutions since the Lisbon Treaty came into force.

Hungarian and European Organisations Protest Against the Use of EU Structural Funds in Hungary

Friday, October 9, 2009. An Open Letter, signed by Hungarian and European human rights and disability organisations, was today sent to Hungary's Prime Minister Gordon Bajnai and the Minister of Social Affairs László Herczog. The letter protests against the Hungarian Government's proposals - Measures 3.4.1 and 3.4.2 of the Social Infrastructure Operational Programme - that will permit the building and refurbishment of institutions for people with intellectual disabilities and mental health problems using EU Structural Funds.

International Conference on Accessible Tourism for Disabled People on September 11-14, 2008 in Vác, Hungary

Initiated by FIMITIC Vice-President Dr. Csaba Chikan, on behalf of the Hungarian member Association, the National Federation of Disabled Persons´ Associations - MEOSZ - and in cooperation with FIMITIC an International conference was organized about “Accessible tourism for disabled people” on September 11-14, 2008 in Vác, Hungary.

The project is based on the “Visegrad 4” member countries including Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovak Republic. The International Visegrad Fund was established in 2000.

Hungary in upsurge

In the run of its already traditional annual Lake Balaton training seminars of its leaders of the national associations, groupings and sections in August 21-23, 2003 MEOSZ met in Siofok again.

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