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Since 2006, Tdh has a regional coordination hub in Budapest, that carries out regional projects and oversees activities in Hungary and across Europe. In Hungary we tackle the lack of high quality services for children in conflict with the law as well as the isolation of Roma and other vulnerable communities. To bridge these gaps, we promote child-friendly, inclusive and innovative services and measures for all children.


What we do

Child protection

We conduct research and create opportunities for professional development in the field of child protection. Our Child Protection Hub 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 for children in contact with the justice system. Together with our partners, we encourage states to use non-custodial measures for children in conflict with the law and advocate for the development of services and implementation of programmes to prevent delinquency and re-offending. We focus on restorative justice and diversion for arrested or suspected children. Being part of the European Barnahus Movement, we support the creation of a multidisciplinary 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 2018


1,946 people

Expatriate / local employees


1 / 13

Budget 2019


CHF 2,542,692.-




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 to custody in the juvenile justice system.

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Related publications

Making an impact for Children: Annual report 2019
Thematic Policy - Enhancing child protection systems
Thematic Policy 2014 - Restorative Juvenile Justice

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