About Us

Menedék - Hungarian Association for Migrants was established in January 1995 as a civil initiative. The Association operates as a non-profit organisation, independent from governmental institutions.

Our Objectives

  • To represent international migrants (asylum seekers, refugees, immigrants, and other foreigners in Hungary) towards the majority society.
  • To promote the social, and cultural integration of those refugees and migrants who are planning to stay in Hungary by means of targeted programmes and projects.
  • To represent the interests and rights of migrants towards the political, administrative, governmental and municipal bodies and in the media.
  • To step up and provide expertise for the elaboration of Hungary's anti-discrimination and migration policy.
  • To make migration-related statistical data and research available primarily for organizations trying to help migrants or researching the topic of migration through our newsletter 'Oltalomkeresok'.
  • Elaboration of sustainable partnerships with other civil societies pursuing similar goals.

Our Activities

  • Organising and co-ordinating social, informational, mental-health programmes promoting the social integration of refugees and migrants staying in Hungary.
  • Through our national network of social workers to provide personal assistance to migrants in order to promote their integration and to protect their rights.
  • Taking part in the elaboration of decisions relating to migration policy.
  • Cooperating with other national and international organizations working in the field of migration.
  • Organising trainings to strengthen professional competencies of those involved in refugee affairs.
  • Taking part in national and international research projects.

Members of the Association

  • Antal Örkény - President
  • Ágnes Hárs - Vice-President
  • György Péteri- Vice-President
  • Boldizsár Nagy - Supervisory Board- President
  • Renáta Czinkotai - Supervisory Board- Member
  • Attila Melegh - Supervisory Board- Member
  • Katalin Bognár - member
  • Renáta Czinkotai - member
  • Roland Gyékiss - member
  • Katalin Haraszti - member
  • Andrea Hrivnák - member
  • Linda Huber - member
  • Éva Józsa - member
  • András Kováts - member
  • Ferenc Kőszeg - member
  • Attila Mészáros - member
  • János Nemes - member
  • Pál Nyíri - member
  • Andrea Szobolits - member
  • Judit Tóth - member
  • Zoltán Várhalmi - member

Staff working for the Association

    Budapest
  • András Kováts - Director
  • György Péteri - Finance director
  • Katalin Bognár - Head of Training
  • Ildikó Szász - Head of Psycho-Social Services
  • Anna Medjesi - Project manager
  • Tímea Lovig - Project manager
  • Renáta Dudás - Project manager
  • Dóra Lippényi - Project manager
  • Ildikó Barcza - Project staff
  • Katalin Hetzer - Project manager
  • Diána Berecz - Project staff
  • Aranka Papp - Accountant
  • Attila Hímer - Project assistant
  • Zsuzsa László - Project staff
  • Angéla Szalkai - Project staff
  • Boglárka Kovács - Project staff
  • Lilla Soltis - Social worker
  • Júlia Andrási - Social worker
  • Hasan Haidari - Intercultural mediator
  • Adrienn Kiss - Social worker
  • István Léka - Community group social worker
  • Zsófia Lénárt - Community social worker
  • Andrea Podina - Social worker
  • Attila Szabó - Social worker
  • Emőke Takács - Social worker
    Debrecen
  • Györgyi Antal - Social worker
  • Erika Pálosi - Educator
  • Ágota Nagy - Psychologist
  • Kornél Sándor - Community social worker
  • Anikó Puskár - Child development counselor
    Kiskunhalas
  • Zsuzsa Perák - Social worker
  • Roland Fitos - Community worker
  • István Kiss - Community worker
  • Leila Varga - Psychologist
    Nyírbátor
  • Zoltán Kerekes - Social worker
  • Andrea Balog - Psychologist
  • Hunor Major - Social worker
  • Andrea Medvegy - Community worker
    Győr
  • Tamás Pesty - Social worker
    Budapest Airport Police Directorate
  • Attila Szabó - Social worker