The Patriotism and Progress Public Policy Foundation prepares recommendations for a system to help overcome poverty
18 May 2011, Budapest
The first policy research program of the Patriotism and Progress Public Policy Foundation examines the opportunities of reforming the Hungarian social assistance system. The Foundation prepares recommendations for a system to help those struggling to permanently overcome poverty.
Through this research program, the Foundation aims to find the means and tools for establishing a social assistance system which paves the way for a society that is fairer, more sustainable, more encouraging and which shows greater solidarity. The project is expected to end with a conference in the last quarter of 2011, though the Foundation continues to present the major milestones of the research program to the general public.
To this end, the Foundation launches today its website (www.hazaeshaladas.hu), through which it regularly publishes information on its events, publications and initiatives. It is also possible to subscribe to the Foundation’s newsletter here.
The Foundation’s blog (hazaeshaladas.blog.hu) is also launched this Thursday, which aims to comment on current public affairs in posts with expert tone and professional content once or twice a week, staying away from the intrigue of everyday politics.
Furthermore, the Foundation launches a Facebook page in order to provide personal and more direct availability, through which the activities of the organisation can be communicated immediately.
The Patriotism and Progress Foundation was established by Gordon Bajnai, former Prime Minister. The President of the Board is Dóra Hegedűs, former Head of Cabinet, the members are Viktor Szigetvári, former Head of Cabinet and Csaba Tordai, former State Secreatry of the Prime Minister’s Office. The Chairman of the Supervisory Committee is Péter Oszkó, former Minister of Finance, the members are Péter Balázs, former Minister for Foreign Affairs and Zoltán Mester, former State Secretary.
The Foundation aims to contribute to Hungary’s rise by attempting to answer the key social and economic challenges facing Hungary in the 21st century.
In the form of strategic analyses, conferences and public debates, it will present public policy alternatives and recommendations, which could serve as comprehensive solutions to the tasks and problems facing the country.
The Foundation is not a background institution of any political force: it aims to influence those in power through the public and to amend their work, irrespective of who is in government.
Dóra Schmidt-Hegedüs, President of the Board
Phone: +36 30 915 6444