Transylvanian School of Politics

Run jointly with RMDSZ and MIÉRT, the Transylvania School of Politics prepares Transylvanian youth to represent Hungarian communities in local public life. The program includes training in Hungarian and English on political management, leadership skills, critical thinking, conflict resolution. It emphasizes teamwork and includes small group activities with leading experts and politicians from throughout the world. It is supported by the Pro Iuventute Association, the Prime Minister’s Office, and the Foundation for a Civic Hungary. The program, which lasts 7 months, includes intensive coursework ranging from essays, to presentations, speech writing, research and media projects.

Previous lectureres have included, among others:

  • 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