👉The Hungarian Village Program is implemented 100% from domestic sources!
2019: HUF 150 billion subsidy
2020: HUF 250 billion subsidy
2021: HUF 250 billion subsidy
These numbers, comrades! Living in the countryside is no longer "chic", but getting cooler!
👉The number of successful applications exceeded 10,000! We can't list everything, but we present some of the developments implemented by the Hungarian Village Program in our video, approx. From 26 minutes
👉So much can be applied for now, and whoever applies, wants to develop the settlement entrusted to him, wins! Of course, those who post are not for the purpose of developing the city entrusted to them, but for harassment, meaningless warfare, and the people of that settlement drink the juice of it.
Development of medical offices
Municipally owned road, bridge construction / renovation
Material support for municipal sidewalk construction / renovation
Community space development / transformation and employment (church)
Community space development / transformation and employment (municipality)
Procurement of equipment for the maintenance of public space
Development of a kindergarten playground and a public playground
Purchase of farm and village guard buses
Support for civil society activities and conditions under the Rural Civil Fund
Renovation of village houses
Renovation of a kindergarten building
Kindergarten sports hall, gym development
Renovation and design of a service apartment
Infrastructural development of church community-owned cemeteries
Purchase of abandoned properties for public use
Construction of a municipal cycle path
Cemetery infrastructure development
Construction site design, public works
School gym, gym development
Renovation of a school building
Medical service apartment
Renovation of a school building
Construction site design, public works
In one year, the population of 900 villages with a declining population increased, said Alpár Gyopáros, the government commissioner responsible for the development of Modern Settlements, who was asked about the details of the Hungarian Village program, which has recently been expanded.
👉What population decline has been experienced in small settlements in Hungary in recent decades?
Until 2019, there was a population decline in our villages, which is more significant than the national average. According to the Central Statistical Office, between 2003 and 2018, the population of villages decreased by 6.4 percent. In order to stop this process, the government launched the Hungarian Village Program, the implementation of which began in 2019.
Thanks to the program, a positive change took place very soon: according to the statistics of the CSO in 2020, the population of 900 small settlements with a declining population started to increase.
The Hungarian Village program started as a long-term program, and it was surprising to me that we managed to achieve such a result in a year and a half thanks to the measures.
👉What are the main objectives of the Hungarian Village program?
The objective of the Hungarian Village Program has been to halt the population decline in small settlements since the beginning, which can be achieved by improving rural living conditions. We wanted to make the countryside attractive again to young people, as living in a village has many advantages over urban living. Think of the larger personal space, the good air, the silence and the familiar environment where the salesman greets the person as an acquaintance in the convenience store. However, in order for a young couple to choose a village to live in front of the city, we need to ensure that there is no gap in quality of life between the two options.
Or to put it another way: the choice between town and village should not become a quality of life and quality of life, but a choice between lifestyle and lifestyle.
👉What means can be used to support this return through the program?
The Hungarian Village Program is therefore a complex program. It has offered opportunities and solutions to villages and their residents through three sub-programs in the last two years and four from this year.
The first pillar is to support small-scale developments to improve local quality of life through tenders. These beneficiaries are municipalities, churches, and rural NGOs.
Tender objectives in recent years have included the renovation of village streets, sidewalks and cycle paths, village houses, kindergarten and school buildings, and doctor's offices; purchase of farm and village guard buses; creation of community spaces; development of physical education and sports infrastructure; support for the construction of service housing.
In addition, in 2020, support for non-governmental organizations operating in villages appeared as a new tender goal. In the last two years, we have been able to support more than twelve thousand winning applications in the amount of more than HUF 130 billion.
The second important pillar is the village road base, which aims to improve the condition of the domestic side road network. With this measure we try to facilitate and speed up the daily commuting between settlements. Between 2019 and 2022, more than 2,500 kilometers of road sections are expected to be developed.
The third sub-program is the village CSOK, which helps families to create and settle at home. Within the framework of this, depending on having children, up to HUF 10 million in non-refundable support can be requested for the purchase and simultaneous modernization of a used residential property or HUF 5 million for the renovation of an existing home.
👉What measurable results has the village CSOK had so far?
We can see that the village CSOK is extremely popular, which is well reflected in the figures: since its launch on July 1, 2019, more than 17,000 families have applied for non-refundable support, worth more than HUF 91 billion.
Therefore, as of January 1 this year, the government made it possible to enroll the village CSOK in nearly 200 other settlements, so the support can be applied for in 2678 settlements.
👉What are the subsidies for reopening small shops?
From 2021, the Hungarian Village Program will be expanded with a fourth pillar, which aims to save the village small shops. In recent decades, hundreds of shops selling mainly basic foodstuffs in small settlements have closed, and most of the still operating businesses dance on the edge of existence. Therefore, a solution had to be found to maintain the service, as it doesn’t matter if one jumps down to the polar convenience store for fresh baked goods or other basic food, or if necessary, has to take a longer drive to the nearest store.
HUF 45 billion is available to save small shops, of which we will be able to provide support to shops in hundreds of villages, which will be available to businesses for the purchase of real estate, real estate development, acquisition of assets and wage subsidies.
👉What budget can the participants in the program manage, for how long an interval? When do the first calls for proposals start?
The Hungarian Village Program is successful, we receive a lot of positive feedback from the small settlements themselves. One of the reasons for this is that we created the program together with the stakeholders in order to be able to help and develop it as much as possible within the framework tailored to local needs. The launch of the program was preceded by a number of negotiations. We have already passed more than 120 meetings across the country, where we sat at a negotiating table with mayors, representatives of non-governmental organizations, parishes, but also with people living in villages as part of a public hearing. Another advantage of the program is that it is flexible.
The civilian government gives priority to the development of rural Hungary, which is also reflected in terms of financial resources.
The Hungarian Village Program started in 2019 with a budget of HUF 150 billion, last year we can spend HUF 210 billion, and this year more than HUF 250 billion to improve rural living conditions.
The first calls for tenders are already public, HUF 20 billion is available for the development of municipally owned properties, and HUF 1 billion is available for the acquisition of community-related assets and the salary support of community organizers. Applications will be available from 16 April. In addition, a decree containing the rules for the support of small shops in the village was published.
👉Do you see a tendency for the coronavirus to move to smaller settlements?
On the one hand, we see from the statistics that more and more young couples are taking advantage of village CSOK and choosing village life over urban existence. On the other hand, the mayors of small settlements also report that the real estate for sale is changing at an accelerating rate compared to previous years.
The coronavirus really brought about a change of attitude towards the place of residence, in its confinement its own yard and garden became more valuable. However, I do not think that a pandemic in itself is enough motivation to change residence, such a decision will be made after serious consideration.
Is there a kindergarten, school, well-equipped medical care in the given settlement, can the roads be walked on, can shopping be solved locally, is the image of the settlement arranged, is it possible to get one's own home with state support. And here comes the Hungarian Village Program, which offers a solution to all these issues. We can see, - the feedback shows - that it is due to the combined effect of all these measures that an immigration process towards our small settlements has indeed started in the recent period.
The Hungarian Village Program is implemented 100% from domestic sources!
Examples of improvements
Improvements that left-liberal sham propaganda will not report
Country Building 2010-2020 (video)https://www.facebook.com/109117190565423/videos/405415033875363
Healthcare Development 2010-2020 (video)https://www.facebook.com/109117190565423/videos/2848283332165305
The government is also helping troubled village convenience stores
HUF 7,537 billion for the development of rural Hungary!