Local Project Coordinator - Tarki
As a human rights activist, I have been involved in projects of various NGOs since 2010. I have worked for victims of human trafficking, organized non-formal educational activities to challenge stereotypes, and I have been volunteering at an afterschool program for Roma children. One of my most memorable experience during these years is the first time I was actually creating something together with Roma people. Since then, I believe that there is no better way to eliminate stereotypes than learning and working together with minorities. Thus, I think that the peer-to-peer “buddy” co-creational activities of the KIDS4ALLL project will have a strong and long-term positive effect on the children involved in the pilot.
Besides my experience at NGOs, I have been working at TÁRKI Social Research Institute since 2016 where I was involved in various research projects related to vulnerable groups, gained experience in international project administration and grant writing as well.
Integration of Roma people, Non-formal educational initiatives, active citizenship and volunteering among Roma youth, human trafficking.
As a sociologist (ELTE University, Budapest), working for 20 years at TARKI, my main research area is the integration of various minority and vulnerable groups, with a special focus on the Roma in Hungary and Europe, who are the primary target group of the Hungarian pilot of the KIDS4ALLL project. Besides ethnic minorities, my research activity covers other vulnerable groups, such as the migrants, disabled people and homeless people.
Recently my research interest shifted towards solidarity and civilian actions as well as the collaborative practices and sharing economy to capture the drivers of contemporary societal actions beyond the state and formal markets. My main research project related to solidarity, civilian activity and collaboration is to explore how refugee solidarity grassroots emerged, worked and (in many EU countries) vanished since the migration crisis from the mid-2010s in Hungary and in other European countries along the migration route. My other current research projects related to sharing economy covers urban mobility with sharing modes of transportation.
Migration, integration of migrants, the integration of ethnic minorities (especially Roma in Hungary and Europe), solidarity, civilian actions, sharing / collaborative economy / practices, the integration of disabled people, de-institutionalization.
Motivation Educational Association - educator
I work with Motivation Association since 2013 when I joined the Student Mentoring Program and I helped the educational and social development of disadvantaged and Roma pupils as their mentor. Since September 2013 I am working as a teacher/educator in the Motivation Afterschool Program where my main role is to plan and give complex competency development tasks and organize recreational activities for disadvantaged children. Since 2017 I am the leader of our Afterschool facility in Balástya, thus I coordinate the work of my colleagues and our volunteers as well and I am responsible for the administration of the program.
I am mainly interested on the peer-to-peer co-creational activities of the KIDS4ALLL project and the preparation and realization of the pilot.
Integration, non-formal education.
I am working at TÁRKI since January 2000, as a researcher. My background is in sociology (PhD, Corvinus University of Budapest). My main research topic is in poverty and social exclusion, especially in child poverty and child well-being. coordinated international projects in these fields commissioned by the European Commission and the Hungarian Presidency. Recently, I am coordinating the development of an integrated and harmonised indicator system on the quality of life of vulnerable social groups, including children.
I have been working for more than ten years as project manager in several EU funded projects in the field of applied social science.
Poverty, social exclusion, child poverty, child well-being, social policy, social inclusion, quality of life of vulnerable social groups.