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Erzsébet-camps for thousands of Transcarpathian-Hungarian children

May 19, 2015

The ‘Erzsébet-program for the Transcarpathian-Hungarian children’ call for applications has been published on the 13th of May. Within the initiative more than 3,000 Hungarian children between the ages of 8 and 14 will have the possibility to spend a week long summer vacation at Erzsébet-camp Zánka, in Hungary. The Hungarian National Foundation for Recreation implements the programme, with the aim to support Hungarian families, living in the Transcarpathian region of Ukraine to help them overcome adversity of the current crisis.

Transcarpathian-Hungarian pupils can apply for a 7 day/6 night-long camp, organized between the 20th of June and the 28th of August to spend their summer vacation with Hungarian children from the mother country in Zánka at Lake Balaton. Children are provided full board accommodation and programmes such as cultural and sport programmes, trips – including a trip to Budapest - organised by the Hungarian National Foundation for Recreation. The Transcarpathian Association of Hungarian Pedagogues is the main local partner organisation in implementing the programme.

Applications can be submitted electronically via the website of the Erzsébet-program (www.erzsebetprogram.hu/karpatalja) until the 13th of July.

The Program has a particularly important impact on all participants as it provides a possibility to the Hungarian children to meet other Hungarian children beyond the borders moreover fosters Transcarpathian-Hungarian children to safeguard their Hungarian identity and traditions.