Balázs Molnár, Strategic Vice President of the Maria Kopp Institute gave a presentation at the conference of the German Foundation for Family Values in Unkel.
Dr. Petra Aczél, Scientific Vice-President at the Kopp Maria Institute for Demography and Families, gave a presentation at the 5th meeting of family leaders at the invitation of the Autonomous Province of Trento, Italy.
Family is the most natural form of society and politics must respect this by not dragging people out of this way of living together, said the Parliamentary Secretary of State of the Ministry of Human Capacities at the III. Budapest Demographic Summit on Friday, at the Pro Familis awarding ceremony.
International Day for Elderly People
Having a good intergenerational relationship provides a solid foundation for families, according to a recent study by the Maria Kopp Institute for Demography and Families (KINCS). The intergenerational survey was carried out with the involvement of 1000 adults; young people aged 18-25 and elderly ones aged 65-75. Both generations are basically pro-marriage and pro-child, while mutual support is also seen as extremely important.
The German-Hungarian Forum, entitled Youth, Dialogue, Future took place in Berlin between 9-11 September 2019. The 30th anniversary of the opening of the border to East German citizens gave a special importance to the conference, which was jointly opened by Hungarian and German Foreign Ministers Péter Szijjártó and Heiko Maas. The following people gave speeches: Wolfgang Schäuble, President of the Bundestag, László Kövér, Speaker of the Hungarian National Assembly, Judit Varga, Minister of Justice, Zoltán Balog Minister and Katalin Novák, Minister of State for Family and Youth Affairs.
The low birth rates are also a major problem in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, and the governments of Croatia, Estonia, Lithuania and the Czech Republic are trying to encourage childbirth by various means. Representatives of the four countries presented their family support system at a roundtable at the 3rd Budapest Demographic Summit on Friday.