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Governmental and Local Institutions
1. Ministry of Interior, Deputy State Secretariat for European Union and International Relations
The Ministry of Interior is responsible for the coordination of the fight against trafficking of human beings, including child victims of trafficking at the level of the government. Mrs/Dr. Krisztina Simonn? Berta, Deputy State Secretary is the National Anti-Human Trafficking Co-coordinator and the National Contact Point to the EMN (European Migration Network), which provides objective, up-to-date, reliable and comparable information in the field of migration and asylum to the European institutions and to the EU Member States.
Contact details: Ministry of Interior
Client Relationship and Information Office:
Address: H-1051, Budapest, J?zsef Attila utca 2-4.
Deputy State Secretariat: http://www.kormany.hu/hu/belugyminiszterium/europai-unios-es-nemzetkozi-helyettes-allamtitkarsag
THB related information: www.thb.kormany.hu and www.emberkereskedelem.kormany.hu
EU Solid Funds for Refugees, Repatriation, Integration, Control of Outer Borders, Management of Solidarity and Migration Flow, Transparency of the General Programme: http://www.solidalapok.hu
2. National Office for Immigration and Nationality (OIN / B?H)
The National Office for Immigration and Nationality (“B?H”) was set up by 1st January 2000, as an independent, central office with a goal of unifying the various structures dealing with migration issues. It is directed and supervised by the Minister of Interior and regarding the simplified citizenship procedure by the Minister of Public Administration and Justice. It is the national authority for immigrants and refugees, for issuing staying permission, visa and passport, respectively for those immigrated, settled down, homeless, refugees and protected persons. Under the National Office there are 7 Regional Directorates (those of in Budapest, Miskolc, Debrecen, Szeged, P?cs, Sz?kesfeh?rv?r, Gy?r) and 3 Refugee Stations (in the cities of B?k?scsaba, Debrecen and Bicske).
Contact details: National Office for Immigration and Nationality
Address: H-1117 Budapest, Budafoki ?t 60.
The Client Relationship and Information Office of B?H
is at 1117 Budapest, Sztregova-k?z
3. The National Police Headquarters
Relevant organizational structures in THB affairs at the Police are the Border Police and the Criminal Directorate.
Contact Details: National Police Headquarters
Address: 1139 Budapest, Teve u. 4-6.
3.1. Border Police
It is directed and operated by the Border Police Division of the Police Administration Directorate of the National Police Headquarters. There are 21 Border Policing branch agencies along the Schengen (EU outer) border, belonging to the National Police Headquarters.
Contact details: Border Police Division of the National Police Headquarters
Address: 1139 Budapest, Teve u. 4-6.
3.2. General Directorate of Criminal Investigation
Administrates and operates the investigation and law enforcement divisions of the National Police addressing (international) organized crime, including trafficking of human beings, child trafficking. The General Directorate also administers the International Law Enforcement Cooperation Centre (NEBEK).
Contact details: General Directorate of Criminal Investigation of the
National Police Headquarters
Address: 1139 Budapest, Teve u. 4-6.
3.3. International Law Enforcement Cooperation Centre („NEBEK”)
ORFK/NEBEK of the National Police Headquarters is a special criminal investigation unit with a national scope. It cooperates with the Europol, the Interpol, the SIRENE Bureau and has an access to the SIS. It has a 24/7duty service. It receives and processes criminal investigation requests from abroad and takes the necessary measures as a matter of urgency. In case of actual crimes, it exchanges information with Europol and Interpol and deals with operational cooperation.
Contact details: International Law Enforcement Cooperation Centre (NEBEK) of the National Police Headquarters
Address: 1139 Budapest, Teve utca 4-6.
4. Office for Public Administration and Justice
Among many other tasks this office provides financial aid, health and social care, and legal advice for victims of crime, including trafficking of human beings. Such offices were set up countrywide altogether 20 KIH offices exists.
Contact details: Office for Public Administration and Justice
Address: H-1056 Budapest, V?ci utca 62-63.
5. Ministry of Human Resources – State Secretariat for Social, Family and Youth Affairs
The State Secretariat for Social, Family and Youth Affairs of the Ministry of Human Resources has a nationwide responsibility for direction, financing and supervision the system of child protection, including all children staying in Hungary, at risk, endangered, orphan or foreign children.
Contact details: Ministry of Human Resources – State Secretariat for Social and Family Affairs, Mr. Attila F?l?p, Deputy State Secretary for Family and Equal Opportunities
Address: H-1054 Budapest, Akad?mia utca 3.
Phone: +(36-1)-795 1200
6. General Directorate of Social Affairs and Child Protection
This institute is operational by 1st January 2013, the responsible unit for child protection is the Methodological Division and the relevant body is the National Committee of Experts in Child Protection. The central office has 20, county-level branch offices. Child protection institutional network consists of 124 secondary level special child protection institutions and 46 specialized institutions, the most of them were nationalized by 1st January 2013. Up to the end of 2014 all children taken in state child protection, who are below 12 years of age, have to be placed and educated in foster families, instead of child protection institutions (except certain groups of children, e.g. the disabled, the chronic ill, etc. children).
Contact details: General Directorate of Social Affairs and Child Protection
Address: H-1132 Budapest, Visegr?di utca 49.
Phone: +(36-1)-412-9728, +(36-1)-412-9742
7. Guardianship and Social Affairs Office
It is a first and second level authority for the guardianship and the social affairs. It is a network of offices, which became recently part of the county level 20 Governmental Offices.
Contact Details: Guardianship and Social Affairs Office, Budapest
Address: 1056 Budapest, V?ci utca 62-64.
8. National Crisis Management and Information Help-line
It is a toll-free, available 24/7 telephone assistance service for women who became victims of violence in Hungary, including women who were subject of violence by human traffickers and/or forced into prostitution.
Contact details: National Crisis Management and Information Help-line (OKIT)
9. State Children Centre „K?rolyi Mih?ly”, in F?t – Home for Unaccompanied Minors and Migrant Children
It is the central child protection and education institute of the Ministry of Human Resources with about a thousand inhabitants, including the home for foreign minors (victims of trafficking, unaccompanied minors and refugee children), who applied for asylum upon arrival in Hungary.
Contact details-1: State Children Centre in F?t
Mr. Istv?n K?das, Director and Mrs/Dr. Erika Losn?-Tim?r, Deputy Director
Address: H-2153 F?t, K?rolyi Mih?ly utca 14.
Phone: +(36-27)-358-022; +(36-27)-358-490
Contact details-2: Home for Unaccompanied Minors and Migrant Children
Mr. Zolt?n Kreka, Head of the Division
Address: H-2153 F?t, V?r?smarty t?r 2.
Phone: +(36-27)-358-022; +(36-27)-358-490
10. Office of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights
It is a National Legal Institution of the United Nations. The Commissioner for Fundamental Rights (Ombudsman) [namely Prof.Dr. M?t? Szab? and his 2 deputy] pays special attention to the protection of the rights of children, the rights of nationalities living in Hungary, the rights of the most vulnerable social groups, the values determined as ‘the interests of future generations’. Among other tasks, the Commissioner gives an opinion on the plans and concepts otherwise directly affecting the quality of life of future generations; and he/she may make proposals for the amendment or making of rules of law affecting fundamental rights and/or the recognition of the binding nature of an international treaty. The Ombudsman submits his/her annual report to the Parliament, which shall debate the report during the year of its submission. Furthermore, the Commissioner monitors and evaluates the enforcement of international treaties under Hungarian jurisdiction.
Contact details: Office of the Commissioner of Fundamental Rights
Address: 1051 Budapest, N?dor utca 22. or 1387 Budapest POB 40
Phone: +(36-1) 475-7100
1. International Organization of Migration, IOM / Budapest Office
The IOM/Budapest assists irregular migrants, refugees, rejected asylum seekers and persons authorized to stay in Hungary to return to their home countries in safety and dignity and contributes to the sustainability of their return. The IOM provides potential beneficiaries with information about the advantages of assisted voluntary return (AVR) through a dedicated information hotline and arranges the full travel (obtaining travel documentation, purchasing travel tickets, departure, transit and arrival assistance).
Contact Details: IOM – Budapest Office
Address: H-1054 Budapest, V. T?k?ry utca 3.
2. UNICEF Hungarian Committee
Contact details: UNICEF Hungarian Committee
Ms/Dr. Szilvia Gyurk?
Address: H-1067 Budapest, E?tv?s utca 9.
3. HELSINKI Committee Hungary
The Hungarian Helsinki Committee monitors, whether the human rights of citizens are guaranteed by the law. It offers legal assistance for those, whose human rights have been violated by public authorities.
Contact details: Helsinki Committee, Hungary
Address: H-1054 Budapest, Bajcsy-Zsilinszky ?t 36-38.
H-1242 Budapest, Pf.317
4. Cordelia Foundation
The objective of the Foundation is to improve the mental status and quality of life of the severely traumatized asylum-seekers, refugees or persons with other humanitarian status, through a complex psychosocial care and rehabilitation programme. They organize training courses for professionals.
Contact details: Cordelia Foundation
Ms./Dr. Lilla H?rdi, psychiatrist
Address: H-1137 Budapest, Balzac utca 37.
5. Reformed Mission for Refugees, Education Programme
The Education Programme offers educational development assistance for those foreign children attending primary or secondary schools in Budapest and in F?t, who have learning difficulties. They also run Hungarian language courses for foreign children.
Contact details: Reformed Mission for Refugees, Education Programme
Ms. D?ra Kanizsai-Nagy, Director of the Education Programme
Address: H-1151 Budapest, XV. Alag utca 3.
6. Hungarian Baptist Aid (HBAid)
They offer help (shelter, rehabilitation and reintegration) at present only for adult Hungarian victims of human trafficking, returning from abroad with the assistance of the IOM and the foreign authorities.
Contact details: Hungarian Baptist Aid,
Ms.?gnes de Coll, Head of Trafficking of Human Beings Division
Address: H-1391 Budapest, POBox 1391
7. Hungarian Interchurch Aid
8. Blue-Line Foundation and Hotline
It is an NGO, operating a crisis hotline for children (a toll-free phone and interactive chat-club). They provide professional assistance for children, who are in crisis situation or having mental problems, help in Internet security issues as concerns children and offer a legal aid. They help in disappeared children cases as well. They organize conferences and training courses for professionals and teachers.
Contact details: Blue-Line Foundation and Hotline
Address: 1364 Budapest, POBox 125
Phone/Fax: +(36-1) 354-1029
9. Eszter Foundation
10. Mened?k Foundation
13. White Ring
Research and Analysis Organizations
1. University of P?cs Medical School, Chair of Migration Health
The Medical School of the University of P?cs started several years ago to address the health problems of licit and illicit migrants, including graduate and postgraduate education of physicians, health and social professionals, as well as performing research, organizing scientific conferences and active participation in international cooperation.
Contact Details: University of P?cs, Medical School, Chair of Migration Health
Prof. Tit. Istv?n Szil?rd, M.D., PhD., Chief Scientific Adviser
Address: H-7632 P?cs, Ak?c utca 1.