Zsolt Wittmann and Milán Constantinovits held a presentation entitled “Robot building and e-learning – extraordinary talent management training of Mathias Corvinus Collegium”

At the first presentation held in the Youth Pavilion Milán Constantinovics and Zsolt Wittmann presented two extraordinary talent management programs: the High School Program and the Young Talent Program both carried out within Mathias Corvinus Collegium. The presentation took place within the Forum for Teachers organized by KIFOR.

The Collegium is an institution supported by the foundation established twenty years ago. It follows an Anglo-Saxon pattern. As a peculiarity, they mentioned the following: “we think in terms of interdisciplinarity, philologists, engineers work together, thus, there is interoperability between specialties”. Their main purpose is to develop talents through motivation and gaining experience. „We train persons who are able to make their own decisions and assume responsibility for them.”

„The Young Talent Program was launched last summer in five cities. We work with children from ten and eleven years of age until graduation from collage.” Training takes place in weekends with ninety children attending. The children who want to learn can playfully study the curriculum. The parents’ task is mainly to motivate their children. They include practice in the theoretical learning, “children can also study media and film where they learn for example what the role of a cameraman or an actor is, and then, they act their parts. Experience shows that it is the motivation and social thinking that develop first in the first year.” Children can also learn a lot with the help of the e-learning system since many games are incorporated.

“The High School Program is built on three pillars.” E-learning offers eight different courses. Once every month, on Saturday colourful presentations and interesting discussions take place. They also organize talent management camps in winter and summer.

The purpose of Collegium is “to help the students find a career, a profession. We would like our graduates to be close to each other and a critical medium would be created that could act for different social interests ”- said Milán Constantinovics.


What do today’s young people want? – Discussion with Imre Geréd, Executive Vice-president for youth affairs of DAHR, about the results and experience of It’s about you! consultation caravan

During the Hungarian Cultural Days of Cluj, on Thursday, the last presentation in the Youth Pavilion included the report on the results of It’s about you! consultation caravan launched by MIÉRT and RMDSZ. Imre Geréd, Executive Vice-president for youth affairs of DAHR, and Géza Antal, president of KIFOR shared their experiences and comments.

We have been planning for more than one your how to address young people on issues concerning them.” –said the vice-president. The organizing team travelled all over Transylvania with forty tablets. These contained various series of questions that high school students and young employees answered and shared their opinions with the organisers. Young people must be addressed in their language; this is why we chose this unusual, trendy way of surveying their needs.” The series of questions were divided into two parts: high school students mainly criticized the school system while young employees were asked primarily about starting a family and working abroad.

The purpose of It’s about you! was to convince the young people to have a say in the matters concerning them. The purpose of MIÉRT was to analyse with sociologists the results from approximately 2000 consultation samples received and put the results on the „table” of decision-makers. “During the consultation it turned out that young people are indeed interested in public life, in what happens in the country. They would like to have a say in shaping their future, they just have to be addressed.”- explained Imre Geréd, then he said that since the program was very popular and was concluded successfully, therefore, they are already planning to expand the program, to survey young people’s needs in every Transylvanian high school.


The event was supported by the Ministry of Youth and Sport of Romania (MTS).