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From its regional hub in Budapest, Terre des hommes (Tdh) develops and implements regional projects with partners across Europe. In Hungary, we improve the access to quality services for children in contact with the justice system and we fight against the exclusion of Roma and other vulnerable communities. We promote child-friendly, inclusive and innovative services and measures for all children. Since April 2022, Tdh has been providing support to refugees arriving from Ukraine, establishing child-friendly spaces and assisting families with their daily needs.

What we do

Child protection

We conduct research, develop new tools and methodologies, and create opportunities for professional development in the field of child protection. Our Child Protection Hub empowers thousands of child protection specialists to collaborate, learn and advocate together, with a common aim to positively impact the lives of children in Southeast Europe. We have also set up a FabLab in Hungary, where disadvantaged groups have access to tailor-made services. By using this innovative environment of creation and skill-building, various professionals interact and work together with children and youth to enable their integration and development.

Access to Justice

Through research, training, raising awareness and advocacy, we promote child-friendly practices for children in contact with the law. With our partners, we encourage states to apply restorative justice, use non-custodial measures for children and implement services for the prevention of delinquency and re-offending. We support practitioners to enhance procedural safeguards for children, in particular access to legal aid. As member of the PROMISE Network, we support the development of Barnahus in Europe – a multidisciplinary service that provides rapid access to justice and care for child victims and witnesses of violence.

Children and young people in migration

We want to make sure children and young people who are on the move, who return to their home country or who are left behind by migrating parents are protected and treated equally. We support integration and provide educational opportunities, as well as safe spaces, such as Resilience Innovation Facilities (RIFs), where they feel safe, have the opportunity to learn, play and lead new initiatives. Together with our partners, we help refugeefamilies with emergency assistance and information. Our team advocates for child-friendly migration policies on a European and international level while empowering children and young people to claim their rights through participation in campaigns such as Destination Unknown.

Terre des hommes in Hungary

Beneficiaries 2021


3797 people

Expatriate staff/ National staff


0 / 27

Budget 2021


CHF 2,500,000 -




Where we work

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Opening of Terre des hommes’ Regional Office in Budapest.
The Mario project, led by Terre des hommes, initiates in 16 European countries, aiming to ensure the well-being of children on the move and to protect them from abuse, exploitation and trafficking.
Launch of the Child Protection Hub for South East Europe – a network and community of child protection professionals.
Launch of StoryLab – a mobile game that helps children navigate the legal system.
Tdh starts raising awareness about diversion, an alternative measure to custody in the juvenile justice system.
Tdh carried out awareness raising activities at the Sziget Festival, one of the largest music and cultural festivals in Europe.
A FabLab for children from disadvantaged communities was established in Győr, Hungary.
Launch of emergency activities for refugees from Ukraine in reception centres and in the community.

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Annual report 2021
Thematic Policy - Enhancing child protection systems
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