On 2 August, 2017 we commemorated together with the Support the Poor Foundation of Eger and Green Conncections Association on the Generation square of Eger in memory of the victims of the Roma Holocaust. The event begun to fall into oblivion, however we believe we should not let such a genocide happen again thus we need to remember.
We are delighted that the Carpathian Equal Opportunity Scholarship Program has been announced every year since 2007 and we have supported 35 students since then. Our program has ended for 2016/17, but the application is open for the next academic year.
Briefly, we would like to summarize in a few words the previous scholar’s, Ádám Virág successes and experiences.
Successfully launched new program of the Foundation
The kick-off meetings of our lately launched project entitled "Strengthening and activating small communities of Northeast Hungary" (EFOP-1.3.5-16-2016-00915) were successfully implemented on 22 and 23 June, 2017 in Heves and Nógrád Counties. Members, associates and volunteers of 16 non-governmental organizations and institutions from Borsod, Nógrád and Heves Counties participated in the meeting where they could get to know each other, and discuss the common work planned for a year in the project
Thanks to Frederick C. Robey 's generous support and the tax 1% offers, the Carpathian Foundation-Hungary provides scholarships to disadvantaged students in the 2017/2018 academic year as well.
In the framework of the Scholarship Program we would like to support 1-3 disadvantaged young students who live in the Hungarian territory of the Carpathian region (Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, Hajdú-Bihar, Heves, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok, Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg megyék), and who are enrolled in the 2017/2018 academic year in any higher educational institutions of the region.
On Tuesday, 13 June, after two postponed votes, the Hungarian Parliament adopted the Law on the Transparency of Foreign Funded Organisations. The community of civil society organisations united in the Civilizáció campaign continue to believe that the law is unnecessary, stigmatising and harmful.
The The King Baudouin Foundation, together with more international organization and communities – including Transnational Giving Europe Network – organized the closing event of the Spring of Philanthropy “Boost Philanthropy in Europe” on 12 May, 2017, in Brussel. (More information about the events can be found here).
The aim of the conference was to highlight the complementary role of philanthropy to public action and showed that philanthropy works in Europe.
In Hungary every civic organization has to prepare an annual report that ensures transparency in the civic sector. In accordance to the upcoming deadline (30 May), we would like to recommend you the actual annual report of the Network. As the TGE Network is committed by the transparency and accountability thus it also prepares annual report. It is still available on the web.
The new study of TGE and EFC has been launched! “Boosting cross-border philanthropy in Europe – Towards a tax-effective environment” titled study offers recommendations and ideas which could potentially ease tax-effective cross-border philanthropy in Europe. It is recommended for legislators and authorities, as well as for philanthropists and the wider non-profit sector to read, so it could be further developed and discussed with fiscal experts and policymakers in the field of philanthropy taxation.