Budapest, August 3 (MTI) – The state secretary for Hungarian communities abroad on Monday launched the Sandor Petofi scholarship programme aimed at strengthening the identity of ethnic kin in shrinking communities of the Hungarian diaspora.
Under the programme, 50 Hungarian youths will travel to diaspora communities to build social networks, Arpad Janos Potapi said.
He said the programme’s target areas include Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine and the southern parts of Poland.
Istvan Grezsa, ministerial commissioner for beyond-the-border investments, said 18 of the scholarship recipients are from beyond the border. The programme will receive funding of 350 million forints (EUR 114,000), Grezsa said.