Budapest (MTI) – Two Hungarian municipalities, Veszprem and Iszkaszentgyorgy (both in central Hungary) have earned the title of Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture in 2016, the programme’s office told MTI on Friday.
The two municipalities won a two-round selection process by unanimous decision, the office said, adding that the Youth Association of Finno-Ugric Peoples (MAFUN), the title’s founder, will decide how it will be split between the two winners in the near future.
The MAFUN initiative is aimed at strengthening the national identity of Finno-Ugric nations – Estonia, Finland and Hungary – and ethnic Finno-Ugric communities living in Russia.
This will be the first time that the title is shared by two Hungarian municipalities.
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