The Hungarian community which lives in Ukraine transformed into a national minority as a result of the creation of a series of nation states on the territory of the former Austro-Hungarian Monarchy after World War I. The Hungarian minority in Ukraine is relatively small (156.2 thousand people) but at the same time a regional national community (92% live in the Transcarpathian region) and the least integrated (assimilated) minority (95,4% of Hungarians think that their mother tongue is the language of their nationality). Despite the fact that this minority is one of the most active and successful in the rate of realisation of its rights, anxiety and concern in the Hungarian community are the negative trends which describe the socio-economic and political-cultural situation in Ukraine.
About the programme
Together with partners, we aim to establish a regional network for organizations working on minority issues by building the capacity of minority organizations in the region to undertake effective human rights advocacy at national and European level, in particular ensuring the full participation of minorities in the Eastern Partnership (EaP) process. More information about the programme.
Minority Rights Group Europe
c/o NEKI 68 Ulloi Ut
Budapest, H-1082 Hungary