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 self-identify as a foreign-funded organization.
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 Justice against the government. In June of 2020, the European Court of Justice found that the Hungarian law was indeed unlawful.
- Věra Jourová, Vice President for Values and Transparency
- Didier Reynders, Vice President for Values and Transparency
- Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
- Roberto Carlini, Director for Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency
- Gabor Magyar, Policy officer for Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers