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2015, 19 March
On 19 March 2015, the Hungarian National Support Team organised together with Partners Hungary a meeting of mayors from... more
2014, 19 August
In August 2014, the European Commission  published the Summary of the Partnership Agreement with each EU... more
2014, 26 February
Article by Szilvia Rezmüves - National Project Officer for ROMED2/ROMACT in Hungary   During the past weeks... more



The population of Roma origin living in Hungary is estimated at 700,000 (Council of Europe, 2010). 81% of them are at risk of poverty compared to 38% of non Roma (UNDP, 2011). Hungary is a unitary State organised on a decentralised basis; the Basic Law recognises local governmental system (Art. 31-35). It has three levels of governance: the central, regional (county), and local levels. The adoption of the Law on Local Self-Government of 1990 was the starting point of the decentralisation process. Furthermore, a new Law on Local Self-Governments was adopted in 2011, which brought about important changes to the territorial organisation and distribution of competences since it re-centralised a certain number of competences. In Hungary, 3 municipalities participate in the ROMACT Programme:  Acs, Bicske, Ercsi.


The ROMACT National Support Team in Hungary


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