„Youth organizations have to join forces, they have to encourage young people to dare to start a business, and thus, they can reach their goals also at home. They have to formulate concrete ideas, avoiding slogans that have become clichés.” – said Antal Lóránt, President of MIÉRT at SIC Feszt – Open University in Szeklerland.
In the Saturday afternoon programme of the event organised in Ciuruş there was a round table discussion held with the title Hungarian future in the Carpathian Basin. Apart from the President of MIÉRT in the presentation participated András Kiss, Vice-president of IKSZ, Gábor Nagy, president of MERT Association, which is the youth organisation of MPP, Zsolt Renge, the Executive President of Fidelitas in Budapest, Bence Eszik, the Vice-president of Socieatas and József Gál, national board member for LMP.
Youth leaders agreed that lately politics has been distantiating from the youth, but young people have no fault in that. According to the president of MIÉRT, in many cases communication with young people is not adequate. Communication methods must be changed; young people must be listened to, ensuring opportunity to become involved even in public life.
„The engine of a strong democracy is a strong middle class. The highly proclaimed job creation can be reached if we can convince young people to dare to start a business. The existing company owners must be encouraged to ensure opportunities for young people, even in terms of traineeships. Our task is to show together with professional organizations useable business models, through which young people can reach their goals at home as well and can make their dream come true. In order to make this we need to join our forces and think together” – said Lóránt Antal.
András Kiss underlined that a great relationship has been developed in the last years between IKSZ and MIÉRT. Further on, he said that there is not a big difference between the situation of young people from Hungary and Transylvania, however, youth organizations in Transylvania are more advanced on a regional level.
At the end of discussion Lóránt Antal emphasized that, due to the untapped potentials, in the coming years Transylvania will become an important base. He suggested half-jokingly to the leaders of Hungarian youth organizations that they could also come to attend university in Transylvania, supporting this way the area.