WHERE DO WE REPRESENT LOCAL HUNGARIANS?
Member organizations of the MIK
Member organizations of the MIK
Regát is the territory of Romania beyond the Carpathians, and Banat is the territory of Transylvania, east of Transylvania, belonging to Romania and Serbia. On December 1th 1918, in Gyulafehérvár, without authorization and without a legal basis, the Romanian General Assembly declared the unification of the regions with Transylvania, which was emphasized by the enlistment of the Romanian army that day. The largest city of the Banat (or Banat) is Temesvár. Hungarians are typically scattered in these regions.
The organization was founded in October 1990 in Sepsiszentgyörgy. According to the statutes of the organization: „The purpose of the organization is to represent the community and protect its interests.” Its activity is therefore to strengthen the sense of identity and belonging, to acquire the inherited language, cultural, artistic and scientific knowledge. In the course of its activities, MCSMSZ is a supporter, organizer and host of several cultural events in Moldova.
The OMDSZ is an association for the protection and representation of the interests of Hungarian university students' organizations operating in Romanian university cities. The student union was founded in 1990, its founders were the Hungarian student associations in Kolzsvár, Marosvásárhely, Brassó, Jászvásár and Nagyvárad, and soon the student organization in Temesvár also became a member organization. The National Hungarian Student Association currently has seven member organizations in the major university cities: a Brassói Magyar Diákszövetség, a Bukaresti Magyar Diákszövetség, a Csíkszeredai Diákönkormányzat, a Kolozsvári Magyar Diákszövetség, a Magyar Diákszövetség Marosvásárhely, a Nagyváradi és Temesvári Magyar Diákszövetség. The aim of the OMDSZ is to protect and represent the interests of Hungarian students studying in the country in the appropriate forums, to support the development of talent and to strengthen the relationship between the member organizations, to assist their activities and to develop their leaders. He is the brainchild of Felvi.ro.
Although the region currently belonging to Austria is often translated as a „Guard Region”, it could be translated as a „Castle Region” in a mirror translation. The center of the Hungarians here is Felsőőr, the former center of Lajtabánság - the region completely covers Burgenland. Pál Prónay became the leader of the short-lived state formation , “In order to save Western Hungary, I created the independent Lajtabánság.” - wrote in his diary. 2,4% of the population is Hungarian, with 63.000 inhabitants, with their own National College, and an channel on the Austrian television, on the ORF.
The organization was established in 1990. The aim of the association is to preserve and nurture Hungarian language and culture in Burgenland. To do this, they offer a diverse program for their ethnic group and other stakeholders (courses, lectures, professional circles, study trips, seminars, summer camps, projects, social events, etc.). Our basic program includes the teaching of the Hungarian language at different levels for all age groups. Our institution operates a professional training consultancy and the only ECL-Language Examination Center in Burgenland (European Consortium For The Certificate Of Attainment In Modern Languages). This way, they can provide a comprehensive training for their students. They also provide an opportunity for those interested to learn about the history and culture of the Hungarians of Burgenland.
Transylvania is a region with its own traditions, it used to have an independent statehood and now belongs to Romania. In a broader sense, the term Transylvania means the western part of Romania, but in a narrower sense we mean the areas beyond the Royal Pass. 6.5% of Romania's population is Hungarian, which means 1.2 million people. They live mainly in the Partium and Szeklerland, but many also live scattered. After the loss of Trianon, it became part of Romania, during the Second World War its Hungarian-inhabited regions returned to the motherland, and after the war they came to Romania again. The Hungarians of Transylvania played a significant role in overthrowing the Ceaușescu regime. The Hungarians here have several higher education and cultural institutions, theaters and cultural organizations.
The association was basically established for two purposes: they want to establish an educational development center in Székelyföld, and they feel it is their mission to give discounts to students living and studying in Kovászna, Hargita and Maros counties. The association organizes the Career Days in Sepsiszentgyörgy, which are organized in response to the needs of high school students and the experiences of the students, and they also issue Sic Card student cards.
The organization (IKE) was founded in 1921 on the initiative of a couple of enthusiastic young people in Kolozsvár. From 2015, it will become the „Erdélyi Református Egyházkerület Ifjúsági Szövetsége”, comprising the youth groups of 15 dioceses, which have their own leadership. Its activities are very diverse, so it includes bible study, community building and development programs, missionary activities, sports, and music events. IKE is a community open to all.
The EMI is a Transylvanian national organization. The main goal of his activity is to strengthen the national self-awareness of the Hungarians of Transylvania, their attachment to their homeland, and to gain their right to self-determination. Their goal is to create a healthy Transylvanian Hungarian youth living a national consciousness and thus living a full life.
The association was founded in 2014 as an advocacy organization for residents of Transylvania. Our main goal is to build and keep together the newly graduated doctor and resident community in Transylvania.
MIT is an advocacy umbrella organization with a twenty-five-year history, a continuous player in Transylvanian public life. MIT projects include programs, events, and camps for elementary school, high school, and college students. Over the past two and a half decades, MIT's activities have also been characterized by a number of events, trainings, youth policy proposals and public appearances. Their team is a constantly renewing, dynamically developing organization, which has been a co-organizer of Tusványos since 2008.
MIÉRT is one of the largest Hungarian youth organizations in the Carpathian Basin. Its aim is to provide an opportunity for Hungarian young people in Transylvania to stay at home, to embrace and help new initiatives, but at the same time it pays special attention to supporting the self-organizations of young people living in sparsely populated areas. In its activities, it places great emphasis on the training, mobilization, broad involvement, public participation, professional development and, last but not least, entertainment of young people.
The organization is the youth organization of the Hungarian People's Party of Transylvania. Its main goals are: - to represent the interests of the membership and to issue political declarations; and establishing and cultivating relations with other organizations representing similar values in Transylvania and worldwide.
The ODFIE is an organization of Unitarian youth and other religious, liberal religious youth. Our central events, as well as the activities in our local branches, are mostly of a religious, public, traditional, educational, social, environmental, sports and similar nature. Their organization aims to serve the development of the Unitarian community and the strengthening of the Hungarian nation, as well as the development of society.
OMDSZ is an association for the protection and representation of the interests of Hungarian university students' organizations operating in Romanian university cities. The organization was founded in 1990. Its founders were Hungarian student associations from the following settlements: Kolozsvár, Marosvásárhely, Brassó, Jászvásár, Nagyvárad. Within a short time, the student organization of Temesvár also became a member organization. The OMDSZ currently has seven member organizations in the major university cities: Brassói Magyar Diákszövetség, Bukaresti Magyar Diákszövetség, Csíkszeredai Hallgatói Önkormányzat, Kolozsvári Magyar Diákszövetség, Marosvásárhelyi Magyar Diákszövetség, Nagyváradi Magyar Diákszövetség és Temesvári Magyar Diákszervezet. The aim of the OMDSZ is to protect and represent the interests of Hungarian students studying in the country in the appropriate forums, to support the development of talent and to strengthen the relationship between the member organizations, to assist their activities and to develop their leaders. He is the brainchild of Felvi.ro.
The organization is one of the largest Hungarian youth organizations in Transylvania. The Alliance has enjoyed continued popularity since its inception in 1990. Educational work is carried out in 58 active scout teams, with nearly 2,000 members and 200 adult leaders, on a daily and weekly basis. Their activities take place in scout districts, scout teams, and within it in guards (groups of 7-8 people).
MAKOSZ is a non-profit, apolitical organization that represents the interests of Hungarian high school students in Romania. It was formed in the spring of 1990 on the joint initiative of students and teachers.
The term Highlands used to cover only the northern counties, the mountainous areas (including the Transcarpathian mountains), but is now used as a synonym for Slovakia. The Highlands never formed an independent administrative unit, so it does not have its own symbols, but recently several initiatives have been launched in connection with the creation of the Highland flag and anthem. The Hungarians of the Highlands make up 8.5% of the population of Slovakia, with 458,000 living in the country. The Hungarians have significant cultural institutions, two Hungarian theaters - the Thália in Kassa and the Jókai Theater in Komárom, a fully Hungarian-language university - the János Selye University in Komárom - national organizations, but for the first time in the history of neither Hungarian party entered the Slovak legislature.
DH is the national organization of Hungarian university students in the Highlands. DH's most important educational programs are the Highland Scientific Student Circle Conference for Hungarians in Slovakia and the Czech Republic, internships, the publication of the Alma Mater university journal, the Higher Education Information Tour, and DiNaMit.
Since the founding of FIRESZ in Losonc on November 14, 1992, it has been a community of Hungarian-speaking young people and children in Slovakia, whose most important task is to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ among young people. The primary purpose of the covenant is to make the truths of the gospel known to both members and those around them.
The concept of student self-government is less well known in Slovakia, but is widely accepted in Europe. SJE HÖK is an effective advocacy and advocacy organization made up of students from the university and representing the interests of students, as well as participating in the organization of students ’scientific, professional, cultural and community life.
SZMCS is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating young people. Their target group is the Hungarian youth in Slovakia, they have an educational program developed primarily for them, but they also have adult members. Scouts can be found all over the country, so the association is broken down into small units, scout teams in the country's settlements. The association is run almost exclusively by volunteers.
Via Nova was founded in 2007. Its aim is community building, which is achieved by its members in the regions of southern Slovakia through the organization of various programs. It is the organizer of various commemorations, educational lectures, excursions, camps, sports events, talent scouts, balls, concerts and other professional community-building and entertainment events.
The Hungarians here lived in typical times even in the past. During the South Slavic War, Hungary helped Croats fleeing the Serbian Republic of Krajina , established in Croatia, so since then Croats have seen Hungarians as friendly people, which is quite rare in the surrounding countries. According to the 2011 census, 14,000 Hungarians live in Croatia, and the minority also has parliamentary representation.
HMDK is a Hungarian minority advocacy organization operating in Croatia. It was founded in 1993 in Osijek. Its current president is Róbert Jankovics, based in Bellye. The organization is actively involved in Hungarian political life in Croatia, and several mayors and district councilors were members. Between 1991 and 2007, they were also represented in the Croatian Parliament. During the early parliamentary elections in 2016, the HMDK candidate, Róbert Jankovics, won a parliamentary mandate, thanks to which the HMDK was again represented at the national level after 9 years.
The area was part of the Kingdom of Hungary until 1918, owned by Czechoslovakia until 1938, then returned to Hungary until 1945, then to the Soviet Union, and from 1991 it was part of independent Ukraine. 12% of the population here is Hungarian, 151,000 according to the 2001 census. For economic reasons, no census has been held in the country since then. The Hungarians of Transcarpathia have their own higher education institutions maintained in Hungary. Ferenc Rákóczi II Hungarian College in Transcarpathia, as well as Hungarian courses at the National University of Ungvár and the University of Munkács. The Hungarian National Theater of Gyula Illyés is located in Beregszász, the only Hungarian stone theater in Transcarpathia, and in addition the Hungarians have significant cultural organizations.
GISZ was founded in 2001 in Transcarpathia. Since its inception, it has been collecting and serving a number of young people who belong to the local Hungarian Greek Catholicism. It is built primarily on young people who represent ecclesiastical, national and traditional values, both in their own community and within GISZ. It embraces all endeavors that nurture our ecclesiastical values, national wealth, and local traditions.
The college is a non-state-owned higher education institution established by the Foundation for the Hungarian College of Transcarpathia (KMFA). The College has been operating since 1996 with the permission of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. A II. The Student Self-Government of the Hungarian College of Transcarpathia Ferenc Rákóczi is an advocacy and advocacy body for college students.
The Association was a non-governmental organization founded in 2017. It aims to represent local young entrepreneurs and businesses, and to help and integrate entrepreneurs.
The Ungvár-based organization serves and promotes community and interreligious dialogue by pushing individual interests into the background. Its activities throughout Transcarpathia are best characterized by the help of groups and communities of Christian values. They also help to raise awareness and disseminate volunteering among young people.
After the peace dictatorship, the present-day Transcarpathian territory was annexed from Hungary, and the Hungarian scout troops operating here operated within the framework of the Czechoslovak Scout Association. After 1939, they were able to return to the Hungarian Scout Association. In 1944, after the occupation of Transcarpathia by Soviet troops, the Scout movement was banned. On December 15, 1991, the Hungarian Scout Association was founded in Munkács. Béla Popovics became its president at the time, and Munkács became its center. In 2013, based on the scouting strategy adopted by the member organizations of the Forum of Hungarian Scout Associations, they started a strong organizational development work, the main areas of which are: adult training for non-scouts with the possibility of later team building, organizing teams, increasing membership.
The association was established in 1999 by Hungarian students in Ungvár. Since its foundation, it has been operating as a non-profit, politically independent, youth organization to make the student years of Transcarpathian, especially Hungarian students, more beautiful and colorful. It awaits young people with 30 different programs each year. Community evenings, cultural programs, scientific conferences, student festivals - the range of their programs is very colorful. Everyone who is committed to Hungarian culture and values is welcome to join our team.
The organization held its inaugural meeting on June 21, 2014, at which the young people present unanimously proclaimed the reorganization of the organization. The goals of the Organization: to support and help the cultural life of the Hungarian youth living in Transcarpathia, to preserve and nurture their national traditions and mother tongue, to form and shape their national consciousness. It cooperates with other Hungarian youth organizations in Transcarpathia and maintains contacts with Ukrainian and foreign youth groups. The organization strives to establish and develop mutual relations with the rest of the Hungarian youth, cooperates with Hungarian, cultural and social organizations in Ukraine, the motherland and abroad.
KRISZ was founded in 2002. The organization is a community of people who love youth and want to know God. Their main goal is to reach young people, to pass on the Gospel to them. Educating believing young people in faith, helping them to serve. Representing Christ in the world among young people. Assisting congregations and youth groups in youth work and active integration into the congregation. Their goal is mission work among young people, its organization and management.
Momentum Doctorandus is an organization of Hungarian doctoral students in Transcarpathia. The main goal of the organization is to bring together doctoral students, provide information to the membership, and organize professional programs that can help integrate into academic life. In addition, over the years, talent management has become our priority.
The majority of the Hungarian population is Hungarian-speaking, about 99%. The country lost 71% of its territories a hundred years ago, in 1920, and since then, in addition to its own interests, it also represents the Hungarians stranded abroad.
Since 1994, the organization has been defending the interests of doctoral students in Hungary in various higher education, political and social forums. In 2012, DOSZ gained a radical status in the life of the Association, which previously operated in the form of an association, and gained doctoral student municipalities in 28 higher education institutions pursuing doctoral training. The Association participates in the work of the Higher Education Roundtable, MRK, HAC and ODT without claiming completeness. It maintains active relations with the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, higher education unions, HÖOK, members of the Hungarian Doctoral Community and domestic and cross-border higher education institutions, research institutes and other organizations.
FEKOSZ is an association for the protection and advocacy of higher education colleges organized and operating on a democratic basis. Through its activities, it intends to create a community of interest for the students and staff of the colleges of Hungarian higher education institutions. The aim of the organization is to raise Hungarian higher education colleges to a level that gives us a worthy role in the process of becoming an intellectual. It cooperates with other domestic and international organizations dealing with higher education and public education.
Fidesz is a youth partner organization with nearly ten thousand members and hundreds of basic organizations nationwide. Fidelitas was founded in 1996 as a youth partner of Fidesz, representing the new generation. The center-right coalition was created by nationally liberal, conservative, and Christian-Democratic students who were already conscious after the regime change.
The HÖOK, organized on a democratic basis, ensures the representation of the interests of students in higher education at the national level. In order to comprehensively develop higher education in Hungary, it performs educational organization, social and youth policy tasks. He also operates numerous programs, including three mentoring programs, during which he feels a special responsibility for Hungarian students across the border. In addition, the organization and conduct of numerous national events can be linked to its name, such as EFOTT.
IKSZ defined the goal as follows: "We young Christian Democrats have teamed up to work together for the benefit of our country and all of humanity, guided by a sense of responsibility for the created world and our fellow human beings." The purpose of the association is to build a community whose members identify with these principles and the organization’s Bylaws.
The Association was founded by the students of the University of Pécs on September 8, 2015. The organization was established with the aim that the entire Carpathian Basin, including the mainland and the cross-border areas, can help and encourage its Hungarian-speaking youth to thrive in their homeland. With regard to the name of the organization, we pay special attention to the Hungarian communities living in the territory of the former Southern Hungary, in the 20th century in Yugoslavia (now Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia). In particular, young people living in the following areas: Bácska, Bánság, Szerémség, Drávaszög, Szlavónia, Muravidék.
MÖL is an ever-expanding umbrella organization that is open to any organization that bases its activities on volunteering.
The establishment of the Hungarian Reformed Church is connected with the Council of Debrecen in 1567. The Hungarian Reformed Church is the official name of the Reformed Church registered in Hungary. It ranks second among the historical churches in terms of numbers after the Catholic Church. Among the Presbyterian churches, this is the only church where bishops stood and still stand with their secular presidents, the chief administrators, at the head of the dioceses.
The organization was established at the last congress of the „Fiatal Baloldal” (FIB) in Szombathely on May 17, 2008. In parallel with its establishment, the associated youth organization of the MSZP was abolished on the same day, without a legal successor. The abolition of the FBI was based on the possibility of new integration. They decided it was time for renewal. Societas defines itself as an independent, left-wing association of young thinkers, not seeing itself as a successor to the „Fiatal Baloldal”. The aim of the organization is to promote the political socialization and participation of young people in public life. Spreading the value of democratic political culture and solidarity.
The vast majority of Slovenes in Slovenia live in this area. Previously, the area was also called Vendvidék and Muramellék, after the loss of Trianon, most of the region wanted to belong to Hungary, but in the end no referendum was held. In 1941, the area was finally returned to the country, but after the war it moved to Yugoslavia, and after its disintegration, in 1991 to Slovenia. Today, 6,200 Hungarians live in the region, a significant part of them in Lendva.
The voluntary non-profit organization has been operating under its current name since 2017. It aims to encourage youth activities in the organization of culture, education, sports, sports and events. It places great emphasis on nurturing the Hungarian language and culture and preserving it among the young people living in the Mura region.
It could also be called scatter. We scatter those who, for some reason (most notably economic emigration or fleeing the retaliation of 1956) do not live in the current or former territory of Hungary, but they or their ancestors emigrated, typically to the west. There are larger Hungarian communities in the United States of America, South America, Israel, and Germany, but we can find Hungarians all over the world.
In 1945, scout alliances disbanded during communism revived in the refugee camps of Western Europe. We have teams in England, Germany, Austria, France, Switzerland, Sweden, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, the United States and Canada. “Scout Scouts” are found in virtually every country in the world. They maintain half of the Hungarian schools in the Western world. They mainly publish textbooks, scout books and ethnographic works. Their dance and reggae groups were the first to form in the Western world and their leaders formed the core of many civic dance groups. Today, their new goal is to support the youth of the other countries of the Carpathian Basin, the breakaway areas. They want to take care of those who live in the most difficult situation possible.
Vojvodina is in the interesting position that it is unique among the Hungarian minorities living in different countries to have a certain degree of autonomy, although this formation is based not only on Hungarians but also on five other nationalities. Hungarians live mainly along the Hungarian-Serbian border, according to the latest data, there are a quarter of a million. Their self-government is manifested in the form of their own national council.
Since its existence in 1996, the aim of the Vojvodina Youth Forum has been to preserve the identity of Hungarian youth in Vojvodina and to involve them in public life within the framework of non-formal education, as well as to nurture, straighten and create a community for young people. We represent this through our events, meetings, and to impart theoretical and practical knowledge that can be applied in both private and professional life. The largest of our many events is the Free University of Vojvodina, held in Kishegyes in the summer.
The scout history of the association can be traced back to the beginning of Hungarian scouting, as the development of scouting began in the village high school in Nagybecskerek. Their association currently operates at the level of districts and troops and covers almost the whole of Vojvodina. They currently work with 400 scouts in 4 districts, 12 operational and 6 formation teams. Their aim is to strengthen Hungarian identity in young people living in Vojvodina through their events and work, so that they become viable and committed citizens.
The organization is based in Újvidék, their main goal is to provide information about further education in the homeland, to encourage them to stay in their homeland, to organize non-formal trainings, to run a youth community space and student offices. They organize leisure programs, career counseling, parties, student days for young people and even legally defend the interests of university students.
In addition to cultivating Hungarian culture, the aim of the VMIK is to help the cohesion of the Hungarian youth and to broaden its horizons, emphasizing tolerance and the promotion of active civic participation. Within the framework of the organization, a number of programs are organized, including educational lectures, trainings, discussion forums, social evenings, tradition balls, summer camps, joint graduation of primary and secondary school students. It cooperates with Hungarian youth and other organizations in Hungary and abroad for the purpose of getting to know each other, establishing contacts and exchanging programs.