Tamas vasary – Photo: zeneakademia.hu

Hungary to mark CoE presidency with concerts, conferences

Hungary's ministry of human resources is organising concerts, exhibitions and conferences to mark the country's rotating presidency of the Council of Europe, the minister said on Wednesday.
6. August 2021 6:52

Miklos Kasler noted that Hungary had taken over the CoE’s rotating presidency on May 21. Its key priorities are promoting the protection of democratic institutions and international cooperation in politics, law, social issues and culture, as well as the fight against religious intolerance and discrimination against minorities, he said.

Pianist Tamas Vasary said the Kodaly Youth World Orchesra will perform in Debrecen, in eastern Hungary, and in Budapest, as well as hold a charity gala for children orphaned due to Covid in the Budapest Vigado.

The town of Szentendre near Budapest will host a photo exhibition called Exploring our cultural heritage. Two conferences will also be held in Budapest, one on foster parenting and another on eco-friendly cultural tourism, in the autumn, he said.

The 122 million-forint (EUR 343,000) programme will also include exhibitions in Strasbourg on cultural trails in Hungary and innovation during the pandemic, Vasary said. The Little Virtuosos orchestra, comprising classical musical talents from a Hungarian-produced show, will perform in Strasbourg on September 29.

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