Selfless Giving. Is it a word for future hope or past nostalgia?

I say it is a present need. A stimulating duty, which we have to perform towards our fellow-beings, because at our own turn, we have received it as well.
Enthusiastic MEP's of the European Parliament have recommended the establishment of a European Day of Giving. Now, one might ask, is that really relevant?! Couldn't we be reminded every day that there are people in need and help them without focusing on a special day? That might be true - in an ideal society. But in the ageing, crisis-stricken, increasingly secularized mother Europe it just might not be so. We are used to the Church taking care of the poor and the State nurturing the sick, but that is a very narrow-minded view of giving. It is enough to give a ‘shoe-box full of love' or to give your clothes that you don't fancy anymore away, because there are always people worst-off than us...and in the time when even a day for snowman and awesomeness exists, it is easy to forget about giving.

Charta of Reconciliation - towards a peaceful coexistence of nations in the Carpathian Basin

We are on the world to make it better… Without problems to be solved, our lives would be boring. Making the World better sounds utopist. However doing something for the peaceful future of our homeland, for the reconciled coexistence of the communities living there, is a realistic aim.

But who is from India?!

...was the surprised question of the Rákóczi-facebook-group moderator when accounting for the followers. There were lots of people naturally from the four target-countries (Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Ukraine) and some from other EU-countries, wherever the wind of change has spread these beautiful minds, but India just seemed a little bit out of reach of the Rákóczi-boundaries. Well, I tell you what, it's not. Because the Rákóczi-feeling has no boundaries!

The amazing 16

the Miracle seen from outside...
Why sixteen? Because we are gifted with sixteen days. Sixteen days, when the forty-six of us live every single moment together. We share the difficult awakenings, the excited participations on every program, the enthusiastic feasts, the good mooded bus rides, which are enriched by the great singings. Furthermore, after a few severe words, we fall asleep together. But of course it is not this simple.

Youth for the Future - seminar report

KOMARNO, APRIL 16-18, 2010.
The Rákóczi Family Circle organized a seminar in Komarno, April 16-18, 2010, on how the youth could gain control over their future. With the help of professional team builders, the participants during the numerous group sessions were able to elaborate some actual plans regarding the future of the Rákóczi Foundation and they also worked out some ideas on how could they have a larger influence on the future of Europe.

Rakoczi Foundation expresses condolences over the Smolensk Tragedy

The Rakoczi Foundation is deeply touched by the dreadful event, that happened on April 10, 2010 in Smolensk and our thoughts are with the victims' families and the whole Polish nation.

Hungarian Rakoczi Foundation awarded by the Charlemagne Youth Prize

The Hungarian Rakoczi Foundation received a prestigious international award in 2008. The first ever Charlemagne Youth Prize accorded by the European Parliament was designed for already exisiting initiatives from the Member States of the European Union, that expressed the idea of European identity and integration, and were active attaining these.
In the two-staged selection procedure, the Students Without Boundaries Program won both the national jury’s and the European jury’s unanimous support. The project was adjudged to be of the greatest value from 400 organizations. In their appreciation, the jury emphasized that the Program achieves the conception of the free Europe, exempt from discrimination, where every citizen is equal, irrespective of the member state he lives in. They considered it to have a special added value int he program that young people from Ukraine and Serbia also had the possibility to take part in the project, thus binding stronger these countries to the European Union.

Students Without Boundaries

Students Without Boundaries is a unique Educational Scholarship Program that brings together bright students from throughout East-Central Europe. The goal is simple: to shatter the myths and misconceptions that have caused endless strife in the area by opening the hearts and minds of deserving young people, the very people who will be the builders of the new Central-East Europe. Students Without Boundaries is for young people who live in Croatia, Serbia, Slovakia, Ukraine and Romania.

Letters from the participants

The Foundation receives hundreds of letters from the youth after participating in the Students Without Bundaries Program. The 17 days study tour offers real new perspectives for them and ensures them that they are never alone in their fight for a better World.