The ACCEPT PLURALISM project published 15 Country Synthesis Reports presenting the final empirical and theoretical findings of the project on each country, including Hungary with the title of 'New knowledge about Hungary' (Zsuzsanna Vidra, Jon Fox, Anikó Horváth).
The ACCEPT PLURALISM project created a tool for assessing the levels of intolerance, tolerance and/or acceptance of cultural, ethnic and religious diversity in European societies. On the basis of the findings from the national case studies and the comparison among them, a set of qualitative tolerance indicators have been developed that seek to translate into assessment of Low / Medium / High the presence or absence of specific features in a country’s policies, practices and discourses.
As a result of the press briefing held at CEU on March 13, 2013, CPS’s research on international development has been referenced in a number of media outlets, among which HVG.hu, Origo.hu and Népszabadság.
Although some still define Hungary as a country in transition, its membership in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the EU oblige that it give a percentage of its gross national income (GNI) to underdeveloped countries to assist with health initiatives, poverty reduction, and improving education. Even with a near 11 percent unemployment rate and a struggling economy, Hungary is still one of the 50 richest countries in the world, based on gross national product (GDP) per capita.
The Reducing Early School Leaving in the EU (RESL.eu) research project was launched with the participation of the Center for Policy Studies. The project aims to provide insights into the mechanisms and processes that influence a student’s decision to leave school or training early; as well as into the decision of school leavers to enroll in alternative learning arena’s unrelated to a regular school.