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Encouraging Youth Civic Participation in the Defense of Individual Freedoms, Democracy and the Rule of Law in Hungary (2019-2021)

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The project, which is carried out with the inputs of an expert from the US, aims to foster the new generation of Hungarian youth activists and to promote the culture of peaceful dialogue among Hungarian youth. The target group is youth aged between 18 and 24, primarily from North-East Hungary. In the context of the increasing attempts to restrict civil society’s freedom to promote human rights and democratic values and dismantle democratic checks and balances, youth civil participation methods and platforms are crucial in the long-term defense of individual freedoms, democracy, and rule of law. The project was launched in October 2019.

In the framework of the project, a seminar started in the Spring of 2020 with a group of 17 participants in Miskolc. Due to the extraordinary circumstances given by the COVID-19, the seminar continues in September 2020. In addition, a three-day Fall retreat will be organized in October 2020.

The project is funded by the Department of State of the United States of America.

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Hungarian Helsinki Committee