Transylvanian School of Politics

The objective of the program is to equip young individuals who aspire to become future opinion leaders and community organizers with hands-on knowledge.

In 2017, we launched the Transylvanian School of Politics with RMDSZ and MIÉRT to train Transylvanian youth to represent Hungarian communities in local public life. The program includes training in Hungarian and English on political management, skills, background discussions, and e-learning. It emphasizes teamwork and includes small group activities with experts and politicians. It is supported by the Pro Iuventute Association, the Prime Minister’s Office, and the Foundation for a Civic Hungary.

Some of our lecturers were:

  • Gergely Gulyás, Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office
  • Katalin Novák, Minister for Family Affairs
  • Judit Varga, Minister of Justice
  • Frank Füredi, Professor, University of Kent and Director, MCC Brussels
  • David Venter, former Communication Advisor to Nelson Mandela
  • Malcolm Gillies, former Vice-Chancellor of London Metropolitan University
  • Richard Hamilton, former Corporate Affairs Director, KPMG UK
  • Claude Chollet, Founder of the French association Observatoire du journalisme
  • Tony Hockley, Instructor at London School of Economics, Founder and Director of the British Policy Analysis Centre

The training is free of charge, consisting of 4 intensive training weekends. During intermediate periods the program provides supplementary e-Learning materials. The e-learning platform also serves as our assignment submission page- there are a total of 7 assignments during the full 7-month program, including essays, presentations, speech writing, research and videos.