The government has allocated 1.6 billion forints (EUR 5m) for bids aimed to support diaspora Hungarians with regard to Hungarian-language education and culture in the Carpathian Basin, a senior government official said on Thursday.
Some 1.1 billion forints have been allocated to support Hungarian education and culture in the region, and an additional 500 million forints for Hungarian diasporas around the world,
the state secretary for Hungarian communities abroad said.
maintain and develop relations with Hungary and strengthen their Hungarian national identity, he said. The deadline for the implementation of projects is the end of this year, he added.
The latter allocation is offered for projects around the world to help the preservation of Hungarian culture and language and the deadline for implementation is the end of 2019 also, Potápi said.
Over 5,000 applications were submitted and a total of 1.07 million forints have been awarded for projects in the first tender and 359 applications were submitted and all of them approved in the second tender, Potápi said.
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