Révész u. 2/c
1138 Budapest, Hungary
Tel.: (0036) 20 610 05 06
HFHSS working on helping individuals and the community to find their identities, achieve self-confidence and the ability to take action, make community complete and successful and to manage in employment by applying various community learning methods.
HFHSS find it important to promote increasing participation in adult education and culture especially among those who for one reason or another could not at all or could only to a limited extent take part, regardless of their qualifications and ethnic origin. These reasons can originate from particular groups of society, geographical origin, social differences between genders, age groups, nationality or language communities or various learning difficulties. Individuals and the communities they belong to often however mistakenly consider these things as their fault. The continuous development and alteration of learning habits and skills have become a central issue in the success of individuals, families, communities, employees and nations.
The Hungarian Folk High School Society is a national level non-governmental organisation specialising in non-formal adult education.
HFHSS is an umbrella organization with more than one hundred member organisations within Hungary. The general objectives of the HFHSS are the realisation of learner-centeredness , Increasing individual and minor community autonomy and action-capability.
History: History of Hungarian FHS movement goes back to 1930’s. 1949 dictatorship - the FHS has been prohibited. Discourse about a reinvention 80’s. Change of regime 1988/89 started again.
Activities: Active citizenship. Basic Skills and key competencies training (Roma people). Training for unemployed. Clubs for elderly people. Computer courses. Foreign language courses. Courses on environment and ecology. Youth courses
The HFHSS also has broad experience of European level projects dealing adult learning. The HFHSS has been a member of the European Association for the Education of Adults since 1992. The president of the HFHSS has served as the elected president of the European Association for Education of Adults (EAEA) between 2002 and 2008.
Examples of latest projects:
In all the above mentioned projects have been published manuals, books as output which are available on the indicated webpage.
The HFHSS regularly publishing books in national language as well as It has a quarterly periodical is Hungarian that is accessible on-line accessibility.