• Scouting webinar

    The Friends of Hungary Foundation continues its webinar series. The next presentation will cover Hungarian scouting abroad. Date and time: 8th of July, 2020, wednesday, 6 pm CET. Panel of presenters: Imre Lendvai-Lintner Judit Némethy Kesserű Melinda Gáspár The presentation shall be delivered in Hungarian, with real-time English translation (available in a separate voice channel).

    2020-07-02 More
  • New Hungarian Review publications available

    Down Fell the Statue of Goliath - Hungarian Poets and Writers on the Revolution of 1956 Nicholas T. Parsons: Civilisation and Its Malcontents - Essays on Our Times A Nation Dismembered - The 1920 Treaty of Trianon in Hungarian Poetry

    2020-06-15 More
  • András Oplatka, Swiss-Hungarian Journalist, Founder of Friends of Hungary Foundation Passes Away

    András Oplatka, renowned Swiss-Hungarian journalist, historian, and translator, passed away on Wednesday morning at the age of 78 in his home in Zollikon near Zurich after a long, serious illness. He was one of the founders of the “Friends of Hungary Foundation”, publisher of news portals ‘Hungary Today’ and ‘Ungarn Heute.’

    2020-05-29 More
  • Friends of Hungary Award 2020

    The Board of Trustees of the Foundation is glad to announce the winners of the Friends of Hungary Award 2020. Hearty congratulations to the Winners, read the names and words of appreciation below!

    2020-05-21 More
  • ’Friends of Hungary’ at the ’Future: Hungary’ Conference

    ’Future: Hungary’ Conference was held on the 7th of March, 2020, in Cambridge. The Friends of Hungary Foundation was represented by Miklós Verseghi-Nagy managing director and Miklós Halász-Szabó editor in chief of the 'Hungary Today' news portal.

    2020-03-26 More
  • ‘I Dance Hungary’: New Folk Dance Tutorials From Szatmár to Learn!

    I Dance Hungary is a website providing tutorials led by dance experts, along with original footage for those wanting to learn Hungarian folk dance. Its new tutorial series, the ‘Dances of Szatmár,’ was filmed at the summer diaspora camp of the Rákóczi Association, with the support and contribution of the association. The website is also supported by the Friends of Hungary Foundation, the publisher of Hungary Today and Ungarn Heute.

    2020-03-19 More
  • “How Good to Be Hungarian” – 3rd Edition of Remigrates Presented

    Following the success of the two previous editions, Péter Gyuricza interviewed another twelve emigrants who decided to return to Hungary. Published under the patronage of the Friends of Hungary Foundation, publisher of Hungary Today and sister site Ungarn Heute, Remigrates 3 (Visszidensek) was presented on Thursday.

    2019-11-22 More
  • Speech of László Papp on October 23 in Wallingfordban

    Ezerkilencszázötvenhat, nem emlék, nem múlt vagy nékem, nem történelem, de húsom-vérem, lényem egy darabja, szívem, gerincem - kijöttél velem...

    2019-11-08 More
  • ‘Hungary Is a Fascinating Region Trying to Stand Up For Its Identity’ – Interview with Christopher Ball, Honorary Consul of Hungary in Connecticut

    American economist and businessman Christopher Ball, came to Budapest in 1994 after he was offered the chance to spend a year as an assistant economist in Hungary. After arriving, he was told that the scholarship he was offered ceased to exist. Although he had no job, he decided to stay in Hungary, as he fell in love with this ‘fascinating’ region and also perhaps more importantly, with a Szekler girl who later became his wife. He started working as the Program Director of the Atlantic Council in the 90s. Since then his whole life has been about Hungary. As the Director of the Central European Institute at Quinnipiac University, and President of CEENET, a private organization promoting scientific, economic, and cultural relations between the United States and Central Europe, he believes Americans and Hungarians could learn a lot from each other. In recognition for his commitment to the country for more than two decades, the Hungarian government has appointed him honorary consul, while recently he received the ‘Friend of Hungary’ award by the Friends of Hungary Foundation, also counting him among the honorary ambassadors of Hungary.

    2019-07-05 More
  • “I felt an overwhelming nostalgia for Hungary, which gave me the strength to work for Hungarians in Venezuela” – Interview with a Three-Generation Scout Family

    How do three different generations experience the severe political and economic crisis in Venezuela? How can the Hungarian Scout Association help, and how can the scouts even exist after years of Hungarians constantly leaving the country? Judit Kristóffy Nyisztor fled to Venezuela from the Soviet occupation of Hungary with her parents at the age of 10 – she says that now they experience almost the same uncertainty that she did as a child. Her daughter was born in Venezuela, while her granddaughter is a true Venezuelan-Hungarian girl who not only represents, but also educates the new generation of Hungarian scouts in the South American country. Hungary Today’s sister site, Ungarn Heute had the opportunity to talk to the 3-generation scout family, Judit Kristóffy Nyisztor (JKNY), her daughter, Ildikó Nyisztor (INY) and granddaughter, Zsófia Mirabal (ZSM) at the annual Friends of Hungary Conference, where the Hungarian Scout Association received the ‘Friend of Hungary‘ Award.

    2019-07-05 More