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Dutch Embassy launches Corporate Social Responsibility programme in Debrecen

Dutch Embassy launches Corporate Social Responsibility programme in Debrecen

Debrecen (MTI) – The Dutch Embassy launched its Corporate Social Responsibility programme with a roadshow in Debrecen, in eastern Hungary, on Thursday.

The scheme aims at promoting cooperation and building partnerships between the municipal, corporate and civil sectors, as well as boosting support for NGOs.

Elzo Molenberg, the deputy chief of mission, said Dutch civil organisations play an important role in resolving problems in society.

Diána Széles, the deputy mayor of Debrecen, noted that there are 1,600 NGOs in the city, 400 of which are rather active.

Attila Fülöp, deputy state secretary for civil relations at the human resources ministry, noted that 64,000 civil organisations operate in Hungary, 98 percent of which specialise in culture, education, social affairs, health care and urban development, while 1.1 percent deal with rights protection.

Civil groups received a total of 144 billion forints (EUR 464m) of government subsidies in 2010 and this rose to 202 billion by 2015, he said.

Source: MTI

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