The Kőrösi Csoma Sándor Program: Activities Cover Image

A Kőrösi Csoma Sándor Program ösztöndíjasainak tevékenységei
The Kőrösi Csoma Sándor Program: Activities

Author(s): Dániel Gazsó
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Social Sciences, Sociology, Ethnic Minorities Studies, Politics and Identity
Published by: Nemzetpolitikai Kutatóintézet
Keywords: diaspora engagement;Hungarian identity;activities of the KCSP interns;

Summary/Abstract: The Kőrösi Csoma Sándor Program (KCSP) has become one of the most widespread diaspora engagement practices of Hungary. It was launched in 2013 as the first large-scale initiative to specifically target the diaspora. The main aim of the Program is to preserve Hungarian identity, culture and language skills, as well as to strengthen diaspora relations with Hungary as their kin-state. To accomplish these objectives, in the first year, in 2013, the State Secretariat for Hungarian Communities Abroad sent almost fifty, then in the following years around one-hundred interns for six and nine month residencies to Hungarian diaspora organizations, to further their community work in various countries throughout the world. For a deeper and comprehensive understanding of the Program I carried out research on the activities of the KCSP interns by questioning them about their experiences in the years 2016/17 and 2017/18. This paper contains the main results of this research.

  • Issue Year: 3/2018
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 103-116
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Hungarian