Budapest (MTI) – The government has allocated 200 million forints (EUR 649,000) to promote twinning programmes managed by local governments in Hungary and neighbouring countries, the state secretary for Hungarian communities abroad said on Tuesday.
Bids will be invited for programmes that aim to further develop already existing twinning cooperation with Austria, Croatia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine, János Árpád Potápi told a press conference.
The grants are also aimed at promoting exchanges in experiences, knowledge and best practices, he said.
It is further aimed at supporting joint commemorations marking events in Hungarian history, and promoting cooperation between educational institutions and new twinning agreements, he said.
The amounts to be awarded to individual programmes range between 500,000 forints (EUR 1,630) and 2.5 million, he said.