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Menedék – Hungarian Association for Migrants

Menedék has been helping the social integration of immigrants arriving to and departing from Hungary, through a set of social, educational and cultural programs built on more than 20 years of experience.

Our organization has developed a complex system of services that has supported thousands of refugees and other foreigners in finding a new home in Hungary or returning to their home country. We provide support to migrants through individual and group counseling, language lessons, and various community programs in order to help them to get to know and understand the Hungarian culture and habits, to find a job and housing, and to find their way out of the administrative maze. Our specialists are working in Budapest, Fót, Vámosszabadi, Kiskunhalas, Nyírbátor and Győr to provide direct services to migrants.

Menedék offers migrant-specific sensitization trainings for professionals who are in contact with migrants during their work: teachers, social workers, healthcare workers, police officers, and armed security guards.

In addition to supporting immigrants and professionals, it is very important for us to help the majority society to become more open and receptive to foreigners, as this is essential for the successful integration of migrants. To this end, we aim to build a bridge between the host society and the immigrants through various educational and cultural projects.

In an international context, Menedek leads and takes part in projects and initiatives that aim to develop a common ground for organizations, professionals and authorities working in the field of migrant integration. We are committed to share experiences and best practices with other NGOs locally and regionally.