14.11.2013 - 15.11.2013

Celebration of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hungarian Folk High School Society (HFHSS)

Time:14.11.2013 - 15.11.2013
Location:Budapest, Hungary

14 November 2013 (Thursday)

10.30–12.30 Arrival, registration
Memorial celebration on the 100th anniversary of the birth of Prof. Kálmán Benda, first president of HFHSS

  • Introduction: Janos Szigeti Toth, president
  • Appreciation: Attila Kálmán, former MP and state secretary
  • Other remarks

13.00–14.30 Opportunities, half-realised dreams?
Changes in education and in the public thinking of society- roundtable discussion


  • Bertalan Andrásfalvy, ethnographer, former minister of education
  • István Kukorelli, constitutional lawyer
  • Béla Pomogáts, historian of literature
  • Moderator: Istvan Bordas, board member of HFHSS

15.00–17.00 European challenges in lifelong learning in current globalisation
Welcome of the foreign guests by Rózsa Hoffman, state secretary of education

Expected to participate:

  • Gerhardt Bisovsky, secretary general , VÖV, Austria
  • Dagmar Engels, chairperson of the Advisory Board of DVV International, Germany
  • Per Paluden Hansen, EAEA president, Denmark
  • Anton Markmiller, director of DVV International, Germany
  • Janos Sz. Toth, president of HFHSS, Hungary
  • Moderator: Jumbo Klercq, senior development officer, the Netherlands

(The roundtable discussion will be assisted by simultaneous interpretation, in other parts of the meeting consecutive interpretation will be available in English-Hungarian)

17.00–18.00 Questions, comments from the audience

18.00–18.30 Break

18.30–20.30 Reception for the guests

15 November 2013 (Friday)

9.30–11.30 Remembrance for the future
Confessions of the guests, participants about the past 25 years and recommendations on future scenario

11.30–12.30 Closure by the president of HFHSS