• Opera Star & Friends of Hungary Founder Éva Marton Receives Prestigious Kennedy Gold Medal

    Last Tuesday, together with other famed Hungarian artists, opera star Éva Marton received this year’s Gold Medal in the Arts of the renowned Kennedy Center.

    2019-07-03 More
  • A Life on Guard- Interview with Jolán Ballók, Doctor of an Isolated Transylvanian Hungarian Village

    For nearly half a century, Jolán Ballók has worked tirelessly as the doctor and pillar of a small, isolated Hungarian-majority township in Transylvania. Despite living a difficult life, Ballók, member of the Friends of Hungary Community, still always manages to find beauty in her circumstances. Her refreshing outlook is heavily reflected in her stories and anecdotes.

    2019-05-31 More
  • President of Danube Institute John O’Sullivan Awarded with Hungarian Order of Merit

    Danube Institute President John O’Sullivan was awarded the prestigious Hungarian Order of Merit earlier on Tuesday. O’Sullivan is a British conservative political commentator and journalist. He served as the senior policy writer and speechwriter for PM Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s.

    2019-02-13 More
  • I Dance Hungary – Website with Folk Dance Tutorials for Non-Hungarian Speakers Launched

    I Dance Hungary, the first online platform in the world dedicated to the non-Hungarian speakers of the dance house movement, started today under the patronage of the Friends of Hungary Foundation, publisher of Hungary Today and Ungarn Heute. The platform uses tutorials to help dance-lovers learn the basics of folk dance without needing to know Hungarian.

    2019-02-01 More
  • Call for Applications: 2019 Summer Széll Kálmán Public Policy Fellowship

    Applications are now open for the 2019 Summer Széll Kálmán Public Policy Fellowship – a full scholarship for students from Hungary to participate in The Fund for American Studies summer programs in Washington DC. The two month summer program includes an internship placement in Washington DC, academic credit from George Mason University, housing in the heart of DC on George Washington University’s campus, a variety of guest lectures and briefings, as well as opportunities for professional development and networking. The scholarship covers full tuition and a living stipend for the duration of the program. The application deadline for Hungarian students is January 15, 2019.

    2018-12-17 More
  • Visit at the Kodály Conservatory in Athens

    Managing director of the Friends of Hungary Foundation, Orsolya Karlócai, paid a visit to the Kodály Conservatory – Greek Kodály Institute in Athens. Michalis Patseas, founder and director of the conservatory, member of the Friends of Hungary Community, presented the operation and the most important milestones in the history of the institution.

    2018-12-04 More
  • Visszidensek 2. - Baron Antal Lipthay’s introductory remarks at the “Remigrates” Part 2 book-opening

    Following the success of the first volume of his book ‘Remigrates’ (Visszidensek), Hungarian journalist Péter Gyuricza has interviewed another twelve Hungarian people who decided to return home despite leaving the country decades ago. ‘Remigrates’ presents their life and work both abroad and at home. One of the "Visszidensek", baron Antal Lipthay, presented the following speech on the book-opening.

    2018-12-03 More
  • Members of Friends of Hungary Awarded by Bethlen Foundation

    Each year, the Bethlen Foundation awards outstanding contributors to Hungarian society. This year, two members of the Friends of Hungary Foundation, were among the recipients.

    2018-11-22 More
  • Visszidensek in the view of Zsuzsanna Spiry

    Thank you for Zsuzsanna Spiry from Brasil for this piece

    2018-11-13 More
  • Hungary At First “Site” – Friends of Hungary Foundation Hosts Conference for Foreign Journalists

    This week, the Friends of Hungary Foundation, publisher of Hungary Today, will host its second annual conference entitled “Hungary At First ‘Site’.” The organization, which aims to serve as a bridge connecting Hungarians from around the world, invited a group of foreign journalists to Budapest in order to give them an opportunity to experience Hungarian politics, economics and culture first hand.

    2018-10-15 More