About us

In the fall of 2003, after the Hungarian Parliament permitted political parties to establish foundations supported from budgetary resources, the Fidesz – Hungarian Civic Alliance party decided to bring the Foundation for a Civic Hungary to life with the objective of furthering political culture, and backing the forces centred around a civic-Christian-national system of values.

The emblem of the Foundation for a Civic Hungary depicts two apple tree branches intertwined, which stands for the fact that our organisation is value-driven. The graphic, reminiscent of early 20th-century bookplates, symbolizes unity; organic, value-creating improvement; and fertile knowledge. Taking on the responsibility of our role in public life, our credo remains the same: The primary goal of our foundation is to preserve and renew our civic communities and to safeguard Hungarian communities within and beyond our borders.

We aim to support the development of organically evolving communities through our apprenticeship programme, the prizes awarded for outstanding work in public life, the support given both to individuals and organisations, our thematic trainings, relevant research activities and our regular events. We provide all necessary tools to strengthen the value-based unity of individuals and communities as well.


Foreign affairs activities

What others think about us

Encouraging people to engage in politics, providing trainings to prepare them for the competition in politics, and fostering cross-border political discussions: these are responsibilities that do not exclusively fall upon the shoulders of the state but that of civil society too – and especially upon political foundations. Together with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung – a foundation close to the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) – the Foundation for a Civic Hungary (PMA) has been working towards this goal ever since it was established – the two organisations have built an intense and friendly relationship at the core of which lies their shared set of values.
Frank Spengler
Head of the Konrad Adenauer-Stiftung’s office in Hungary
As the Director of the Antall József Knowledge Centre, I have a great appreciation for the work that the Foundation for a Civic Hungary and Chairman, Zoltán Balog personally have been doing both home and abroad in order to promote Hungarian interests and conservative and Christian-democratic politics. Amidst the challenges of the 21st century, there is a clear need for the cooperation and continuous discussion among organisations with a strong set of values – work in facilitating these activities has been nothing short of ground-breaking. Their high-profile professional events, and briefings for diplomats working in Budapest are all intended to make cooperation possible with our domestic and foreign partners in reaching our common goals. The long-standing successful and diverse cooperation between the Foundation for a Civic Hungary and Antall József Knowledge Centre is a guarantee of success for the years to come. At the same time, I hope that attracting young intellectuals will receive even more emphasis through our shared and individual institutional activities as well.
Péter Antall
Director of Antall József Knowledge Centre
The people of Bavaria and Hungary have many ties. Not only the Danube which is, beyond doubt, the most apparent of all. Bavarian-Hungarian issues play an important role in the cooperation between HSA (Hanns Seidel Foundation) and PMA. I would like to congratulate PMA, and wish them all the best; I would like to express my gratitude for an intimate cooperation that is built upon mutual trust and carried out in the spirit of Hungarian-German friendship. 
Martin Kastler
Former Member of the European Parliament, representative of the Hanns Seidel Foundation for Hungary

Representation in Brussels

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Our address in Brussels: Rond Point Robert Schuman 9, 1040 Brussels
Phone number: +36-1-391-4880

Headquarters in Budapest: 20. Stefánia Str., 1143 Budapest

E-mail: brussels@szpma.hu

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