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.

Mission, network - Rakoczi Alumni

The Rakoczi Foundation aims to contribute to conflict resolution in Central East European countries, promoting intercultural dialogue and understanding via the establishment of a network of Hungarian, Croatian, Romanian, Serbian, Slovakian and Ukrainian youth.

Students Without Boundaries 2012 - Program

Every year the Rakoczi Foundation organizes the Students Without Boundaries (SWB) Program for talented youth from Central-East Europe. The program has been running since 1994. Its main objective is to promote peaceful coexistence among Central Eastern European nations. We firmly believe that the group that can do the most for this goal is young people. The project emphasizes that the coexistence of nations in CEE countries must not depend on political winds, but rather on person-to-person relationships.

European Day of Giving - supported by Rakoczi Foundation

European solidarity is not just a word in treaties and used by politicians. We believe in the good will of our fellow men. We support the idea to raise awareness on the importance of giving, the value of donation. We also call on the European Parliament to establish the european Day of Giving.

La Viale Heritage

Tábor éve: 2003

People coming, people leaving. Always new faces around. Some of them for a night or two, others for weeks, months. At first strangers then familiar faces then real friends. Your little room where one can be on her own, dining room where onealways can find people to talk to or sing together. „Aquarium” - the indispensable source of internet. And you look out of the window – and some new faces again. The never ending circle of La Viale – a real community in the heart of Brussels.

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.

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