The minister in charge of the Prime Minister’s Office said at the graduation ceremony of the Transylvanian Political School Sunday evening in Budapest that the Hungarian government wants to be an advantage of belonging to Hungarians.
Gergeli Golias, Prime Minister, will deliver a speech at the graduation ceremony of the Transylvanian Political School of the Matthias Corvinus Collegium in Budapest on July 4, 2021. (Photo: MTI/Márton Mónus)
Gergeli Golias noted that for many decades many people had to live as Hungarians across the border in such a way that belonging to Hungarians would be unfavorable. As in the last decade, the Hungarian government will do its utmost in the coming years to make it an advantage to be Hungarian, to belong to the Hungarian people, and to play a value-preserving role in Hungarian society,
“We can be proud of the successes of national politics,” said the minister, looking at the achievements of the past decade. Among these, it can also be measured that the country has an additional 1.1 million citizens.
A general legal deed is established, according to which these people not only consider themselves Hungarian, but are also considered citizens of the Hungarian state.
Gergely Gulyás said they are interested in the success of transnational organizations, including the Hungarian Democratic Federation of Romania (DAHR). The Minister noted that DAHR could benefit greatly from the training of Mathias Corvinus Collegium, and thanked DAHR for being a partner in this programme.
He also indicated in his speech that he hopes Hungarian-Hungarian relations will be as strong as they were before the coronavirus pandemic.
The Minister noted that the Transylvania Political School was launched in 2017 as a new project and was an integral part of the public thinking that Hungarian institutions, including educational institutions, operate not according to where the borders are, but according to where Hungarians live. .
He noted that countless friendships, acquaintances and good working relationships have been created in MCC training courses in recent years. This could be the basis for further MCC operations in Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania and Partium among Hungarians living abroad.
The Minister considered that the diploma obtained from the Transylvanian Political School is a good letter of recommendation for those who are interested in public life and want to participate in public life as Hungarians, either from here or outside
Anna Horvat, Vice President of DAHR He assured that graduates of the MCC training would return to Transylvania with knowledge and practical experience that they would be able to use in public political life.
However, he noted that such a school can teach many things, such as negotiation techniques, correlation analysis, but it is still difficult to answer questions about what to do with the fact that political institutions in Transylvania, Romania have been leading the trust index for nearly 30 years .
He said that it remains a challenge for people to show people the usefulness of political and public life, and to restore the professional competence of those who choose that profession.
Áron Tőtős, Vice President of the Hungarian Youth Congress (Why) He said he was interested in training young people who are, among other things, critical and persistent at work, and whose professionalism is coupled with societal commitment. Particular attention is paid to the participation in their hearts of those who bear the fate of the Transylvanians and the Hungarian nation. Among the former alumni of the Transylvanian School of Politics, there are many who have played an active role in public life at the local, regional and national level, the Vice President added why.
Emre Girid, President of Pro Iuventute Tell the graduates that their graduation also means a responsibility to contribute to the success of the Hungarian future in Transylvania.
Zoltán Szalai, General Manager, MCC The participants of the fourth year of the Transylvania Political School thanked the training, even in the special situation due to the coronavirus pandemic, with great enthusiasm and dedication. He noted that the Millennium Challenge Center has seen significant development, which means more opportunities for graduates now — and in earlier degrees.
He said about 2,500 people are currently attending various MCC training courses at 10 locations. As of September, the MCC will operate at 23 locations, 8 of which are in Transylvania. He added that in Cluj-Napoca, for example, the Millennium Challenge Corporation provides training from primary school through to the end of a Ph.D.
According to the plans, in the 2025/26 academic year, 10,000 young Hungarians will be able to study in training courses from the MCC at 35 places in the Carpathian Basin –
The company’s general manager said.
Matthias Corvinus Collegium (MCC) launched the Transylvanian Political School in 2017 with the Hungarian Democratic Association in Romania (DAHR) and the Hungarian Youth Congress (WHY), which brings together Transylvanian youth organizations collaborating with the association. This year, 17 fourth-year students were able to obtain their degrees. Together with them, the number of members of the Transylvanian Political School alumni rose to 77.
In the MCC core materials, it is written that the objective of the Transylvanian training is to enable young people to effectively represent the values and interests of Hungarian communities in local public affairs outside the mother country.