There is hope that Hungary will become more attractive to young people in 2014 than it was in 2010, deputy Prime Minister Tibor Navracsics said on Saturday.
Navracsics told a meeting of ruling Fidesz’s youth arm Fidelitas that the government had already taken the initial steps towards this aim and needs to further open to young people.
He said “hysteria” had recently spread about young people feeling hopeless and wanting to leave the country in unprecedented numbers. He said this has been a trend since 2004 when Hungary joined the European Union and enabled young people to study and work abroad.
The task of politicians is to make sure that all those who leave should be able to return and find what they want at home, Navracsics said. Such programmes include the Hungarian Academy of Science’s Talent scheme and a scholarhip by the ministry of public administration that enables young people to spend six months at a European public administration institute or ministry, he said.