Marriage is a value

Marriage is the highest form of unconditional trust and devotion. It is a life alliance that provides the most secure basis for having and raising children.
According to the surveys of the Mária Kopp Institute for Demography and Families (KINCS), even today, nine out of ten Hungarians consider marriage to be the best relationship form, and the majority of young people wish to live in marriage.

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Positive reception of CSOK Plus

On 1 January 2024, CSOK Plus was launched, which was positively received by Hungarians. A large share of people has heard of CSOK Plus, and the majority say it is a great help for married couples planning to have children to create a home. Almost all adult Hungarians agree that the state should support the home creation of families who wish to have children – according to the latest research of the Mária Kopp Institute for Demography and Families (KINCS).

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Generations Together - 'Cooperation for Society's Mental Health'

What are the challenges facing the sandwich generation? This is the question that the participants of the roundtable discussion "Varied challenges to family life" sought to answer at the conference entitled Generations Together - 'Cooperation for Society's Mental Health'.

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Family - Value - Space - book launch and conference

We presented “Family – Value – Space”, a volume published in cooperation between KINCS and the Századvég Foundation, which explores attitudes towards family, family roles, marriage, childbearing and religiosity in 16 studies.

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The work of the Harnessing Talent Platform (HTP) Working Groups has been launched

On 23-24 November 2023, the European Commission officially launched the work of the Harnessing Talent Platform (HTP) Working Groups. The HTP is a newly established platform that is dedicated to support regions in addressing the consequences of demographic changes and mitigating challenges related to the decline of tertiary-educated populations throughout the EU, especially the 46 regions currently facing a talent development trap, including regions in Hungary.

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5th meeting of the Executive Network for Family Values

The Executive Network for Family Values launched by the Maria Kopp Institute in 2019, met for the 5th time, this time by ways of a hybrid meeting. The title of this year’s meeting way ’Promoting family values during 2024 events’ and served as a precursor to next year, which will see elections for the European Parliament, Hungary's Presidency of the Council of the EU, and the 30th anniversary of the International Year of the Family. The event was attended by representatives of nearly 30 organisations from 10 countries.

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