Wednesday, 5 November 2014


Transylvanian taster

Before 1919, when the Treaty of Trianon determined new national boundaries for Central Europe following the end of the Great War, Háromszék was a county of the old Kingdom of Hungary. Since then, apart from a brief period back as part of Hungary when the the Nazis temporarily redrew the map of Europe, the territory of the former Háromszék has been part of Romania (in Transylvania). It is one of those areas outside present-day Hungary with continuing high Hungarian settlement, wooed by the now Hungarian regime).

A local Hungarian-language newspaper, Háromszék, has recently reported an initiative by the PAF (the András Pető College, formerly the Pető Institute), apparently funded by the Hungarian Government. Local organisation appears to have been in the hands of a local Protestant charity, KIDA (Keresztyén Ifjúsági és Diakóniai Alapítvány). Three conductors have been covering three towns over a period of three weeks. Money to continue this work will have to be found locally.

In July of this year an apparently similar initiative was reported on the website of the then Pető Institute, in Hungarian-speaking enclaves in Transcarpathia, Eastern Ukraine:

There has been no mention of the Háromszék initiative on the PAF's website, which makes one wonder what other such initiatives might be going unreported in Hungarian-speaking enclaves in post-Trianon countries around Hungary.


(2014) Háromszéken a Pető-módszer (Esély mozgássérülteknek), Háromszék, 30 October

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