One of the biggest societal challenges Hungary is facing is the creation of an inclusive national community, which also can give a better chance for marginalized Roma living in poverty. In addition to supported by central government programs, these processes should be implemented by local small communities.
After the change of regime in 1990 Autonomia was the first independent foundation, which initiated Roma and NGO development programs in Hungary.
The mission statement of the foundation: To support the creation of a just society whose members are free, actively and responsibly shape their fate and the fate of their communities.
The Foundation is an intellectual and practical workshop that
Our activities are based on dialogue and cooperation, we are open to new ideas and solutions.
Our organization is independent of any government, institutions or person: our activities are free and we pursue our goals along with democratic values and the principles of transparency.
We respect the needs and values of all stakeholders. We are impartial and prudent, doing our work with the best of our theoretical and practical knowledge.
“We think what we say. We do what we think”
We frankly face the difficulties we meet during our work, we speak about favorable and adverse influences and experiences, be it our own work, our partners or the broader social-political environment.
We always respect, appreciate and acknowledge our partners and their individual rights.