Erasmus+ funding

Tempus Public Foundation denied our Application for EU funding over Unlawful Foreign Agent Law. Although the Tempus acknowledged that our application reached the eligibility threshold to receive the Erasmus+ grant we applied for, they rejected the application because we did not comply with the requirement to make a statement about the registration if we are a foreign-funded organization or not.

Law No LXXVI of 2017 – dubbed the Hungarian foreign agent law – requires Hungarian NGOs receiving at least 22,000 Euros a year from outside of Hungary to declare themselves as foreign-funded organizations on a public website created by the Ministry of Human Resources. A group of NGOs, including the Power of Humanity Foundation refused to comply with this law and filed a lawsuit at the European Court of Human Rights against the government. In June of 2020, the European Court of Justice found that the Hungarian law was indeed unlawful.

Read the full article on Autocracy Analyst!

Advocacy campaign:

  • Věra Jourová, Vice President for Values and Transparency (20.09.2020.)
  • Didier Reynders, Vice President for Values and Transparency (20.09.2020.)
  • Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth (20.09.2020.)
  • Roberto Carlini, Director for Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (20.09.2020.)
  • Gabor Magyar, Policy officer for Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers (20.09.2020.)