Government schemes to help Hungarian diaspora preserve identity
Budapest, February 15 (MTI) – This year 150 young Hungarians are being sent to diasporas around the world to help Hungarian communities preserve their identity and language, the state secretary for ethnic Hungarian communities abroad said on Monday.
One hundred Hungarians will visit Australia, Canada, the United States, Latin America and western Europe for 6-9 months under the Korosi Csoma programme launched in 2013, János Árpád Potápi told a press conference.
Under the Petőfi Sándor programme launched last year, 50 young Hungarians are travelling to Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Macedonia, the southern region of Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia, he said.
The amount earmarked in the central budget for the two schemes this year is close to 1.5 billion forints (EUR 4.8m), Potápi said.