Youth Pavilion – presentations on Day 4


Curiosities about the international viticulture and winemaking industry from the point of view GTK– Gazdasági Tanácsadó Klub (Economic Consulting Club)

At the 7th edition of the Hungarian Cultural Days of Cluj, members of GTK (Economic Consulting Club) presented in the Youth Pavilion the analysis of an industry. The purpose of the presentation is to introduce wine consumption and production at global, European and Romanian level.

In the first part of the presentation the guests introduced GTK Special College. “The Special College was founded to ensure that university students have the opportunity to gain as much experience as possible outside the educational environment. We organise several programs, every six months we prepare three case studies and also additional training for the students. There is admission for membership. Our major supporter is Zsolt Antal Foundation.” After introducing the Special College, the speakers presented the analysis made by them: “we chose the statistical survey of wine industry because we considered it important to show how huge this industry actually is.” In the part dealing with global presentation, participants could find out many curiosities: “among the alcoholic beverages, beer consumption is the highest on global level, it is followed by strong alcoholic liquors, while wine placed the third. 71% of grape production is used for wine production, 27% is sold fresh and the rest of 2% is dried and then sold. Europe is the biggest wine producer, followed by Asia. Of white and red wines, of course, red wines are the best-selling.”  The audience could also find out that in Europe Italy was the biggest wine producer and the statistical data in this sense were illustrated with diagrams. “The biggest wine exporter countries include France, Italy and Spain.” The presentation of the Romanian wine market included many curiosities. „In Romania the highest wine consumption is in Oltenia. Wine is mostly produced in Dobrogea and Oltenia. The most popular wine type in our country is the white wine.  ”

Therefore, the young speakers predict a promising future for the wine market which is worth investing money in.


Homeless existence – the road there and back

At the 7th edition of the Hungarian Cultural Days of Cluj, András Gombola’s presentation entitled „Homeless existence – the road there and back” held in the Youth Pavilion closed the series of event compiled by MIÉRT. The speaker included his life story in one hour, a life story that is not ordinary at all.

“I was born in Satu Mare, into a simple family of four. I started to practice fencing when I was eight and soon I became a fanatic fencer. I was 13 when I won the Romanian national championship.” After introducing himself and the first stages of his career, András Gombola shifted the attention to the teenager boy who “lived life at its fullest. “Everything was arranged in my life, even high school leaving exams and military service. My parents did everything for me, I lacked nothing.” He told that one of the biggest traumas of his life was when he quitted fencing. “I quitted fencing. This was one of my biggest traumas. Later on, I started working in a bar where a group of friends was formed I was partying very much with. I could never find my place. Today, this has changed because I know that I was looking for my peace.” He shared many unbelievable stories from his life. For example he wanted to go to Canada with false passport. In Costa Rica he went to prison. “At that time, we could only survive under the influence of drugs” – he explained. The speaker said that “There were periods of time when I was falling apart and I was thinking of suicide. I tried many times to kill myself, fortunately, without success.” He got married twice, both marriages ended in divorce. After the second divorce he moved back to Budapest. After a long time he visited his daughter and then “there was a scene when I had an encounter with love.” He became an alcoholic, his relationship with his parents was deteriorated, and this is how he became homeless. He undertook to follow a therapy and he followed it for 15 months.

As the speaker said, his purpose is to tell his life story that he would address first of all to the young people in order to keep them away from the road he had followed.


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