During their visit, they assessed the situation of Hungarian communities living in extreme poverty in Romania and held dialogues with church and non-governmental organizations working to help these communities, in order to establish a social cooperation network.
In communities belonging to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Oradea, the delegation was accompanied by the parish priest Kiss Márton of Adoni, the active organizer of youth and pastoral programs in Roma communities. At the headquarters of the Caritas Catolica Association in Oradea, executive director József Dunai presented the activities of the humanitarian organization and discussed the possibilities for cooperation with the members of the Hungarian delegation.
"The purpose of our visit is to highlight vulnerable communities in Transylvania and to create a network that can fight effectively against poverty. The most important task is to prevent the reproduction of poverty, so we had to develop a concept based on youth that can provide a future living – help from birth to employment – so that we can integrate young people into society" – declared Dr. Szakács Ferenc Sándor, coordinator for church and civil affairs at the Hungarian Deputy State Secretariat for Social Inclusion.
"I'm glad to see there are good people everywhere. This is important because society will only work if we prevent the reproduction of poverty. In similar meetings, much can be achieved, being that dialogue between church organisations, NGOs, university researchers and policy makers in different forums and mutual observation can offer countless good solutions"– added Dr. Szakács Ferenc Sándor.