This project, which was funded by the European Union’s Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund, ran from December 2016 until May 2018. Its goal was the complex development of the political participation of migrants living in Hungary. Our aim was to enable the participants – and through them their communities – to give voice to their interests and needs and represent them in the Hungarian political and public sphere both on a local and a national level, to participate in the decisions that concern them, and to offer a relevant contribution to those areas of general policies that concern them.
To realize these goals we created the Migrant Political Forum that held sessions focusing on topics such as education, healthcare and employment, using problem mapping and creating action plans in order to promote the representation of migrants’ interests and needs in local politics. We also offered trainings and individual mentoring to support the skill building and capacity building of NGOs with migrant backgrounds and individuals, while we also trained migrant community representatives.