NGOs and private individuals are calling on the competent Hungarian and European Union decision-makers to release Community funds for Hungary, putting aside their political interests, in order to make the promised wage increase for teachers available.
According to the statement, the aim of the signature collection launched on the initiative of the Three Princes, Three Princesses Movement (Három Királyfi Három Királylány Mozgalom https://www.haromkiralyfi.hu/kik-vagyunk) with the cooperation and support of six other civil organizations, is to use the power of publicity to draw the attention of decision-makers to the importance of education and the future of Hungarian youth.
FactThe Three Princes, Three Princesses Movement aims at ensuring that the children you want are born.
Their mission is to create the conditions for this vision to come true. They are devoted to protect mothers, pregnant women, and foremost all children. The movement was founded by Prof. Dr. Mária Kopp (1942-2012), a physician, psychologist, clinical psychologist, university professor, doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, founding director and deputy scientific director of the Institute of Behavioral Sciences at Semmelweis University, and head of the Mental Health Sciences Research Group, (an affiliated research group of Semmelweis University and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences). For decades, she studied the quality of life of the Hungarian population and the relationship between physical and mental health.
As they say, the provision of EU funds cannot be a political-strategic issue for the present and future of children.
“We believe in the constructive power of social cooperation, in families, in public education, in our teachers, and in the supportive judgement of decision-makers,”
the appeal reads.
Seven NGOs involved in family awareness-raising have joined forces to collect signatures: the Three Princes, Three Princesses Foundation, the Young Family Club, the National Association of Large Families, the Men’s Club, the Single Parent Center, the Hungarian Women’s Union, and the Association of Family Organizations of the Carpathian Basin. The petition is available on website forhungarianeducation.com: signatories are not only expected from Hungary, but also from all those who consider the future of Hungarian children and young people important, according to the statement.
Brussels is currently withholding billions of euros because of questions of eligibility, and political excuses are made in order to hinder the transfer of funds to Hungary. The government in Budapest has linked the increase of teachers’ salaries to the transfer of EU development funds that the country is entitled to under European treaties.
Via: haromkiralyfi.hu, MTI/ Featured photo: Pixabay