Hungary is made up of contrasting regions when it comes to economic and social development. Children are particularly vulnerable in rural and remote communities. Roma and other disenfranchised children and youth face poverty, exclusion and limited life prospects. To bridge inequality gaps, we promote child-friendly, inclusive and innovative services and measures for all children. Since 2006, Tdh has operated a regional coordination hub in Budapest, overseeing activities in Europe.

What we do

Child protection

We conduct research and develop and provide numerous opportunities for professional development. The leading initiative in this regard is the Child Protection Hub that empowers thousands of child protection specialists to learn, advocate and collaborate together, with a common aim to positively impact the lives of children in Southeast Europe. We are also setting up a FabLab in Hungary, where disadvantaged groups will have access to tailor-made services. By using this innovative environment of creation and skill-building, various actors will interact and work together with disadvantaged children and youth to enable their integration and development.

Access to justice

Through research, training of professionals, raising awareness, and advocacy, we promote child-friendly practices in the juvenile justice system. Together with our partners, we encourage states to use alternative measures to detention and especially focus on diversion for arrested or suspected children. Being part of the PROMISE project and European Barnahus Movement, we support the creation of the Barnahus service that provides rapid access to justice and care for child victims and witnesses of violence. This model means that children can benefit from professional interviews and medical services, receive psychological support and therapy in a child-friendly setting.

Terre des hommes in Hungary

Beneficiaries 2017


8047 people

Expatriate / local employees


1 / 12

Budget 2018


CHF 2'900,000.-




Where we work

Supported by


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.
Our first European news site on child protection issues - “Child Protection in Europe” is launched.
Launch of Child Protection Hub for South East Europe.
Launch of StoryLab – a mobile game that helps children navigate the legal system.
Tdh starts raising awareness about diversion, an alternative measure in the Juvenile Justice System.

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Related publications

Making an impact for children: Annual Report 2017
Thematic Policy - Enhancing child protection systems
Thematic Policy 2014 - Restorative Juvenile Justice

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