The Kurt Lewin Foundation is an independent civil public interest organization, established in 1995. Our organization works countrywide across Hungary.
The Kurt Lewin Foundation contributes to the consolidation of a democratic society based on responsibility and co-operation.
The Kurt Lewin Foundation aims at strengthening social dialogue, increasing civic activity and encouraging social investments through
- Collecting and promoting objective social and civic knowledge to a wide audience;
- Drawing attention to social prejudices and dealing with them;
- Uncovering community problems and identifying possible solutions through involving those concerned;
- Encouraging the empowerment of disadvantaged groups;
- Fostering encounters of citizens of different backgrounds with a positive outcome;
- Supporting co-operation between different groups or sectors;
- Improving the communication and democratic functions of organizations.
Primary Target Group:
Our primary target group includes professionals and people working in organizations/institutions who may exercise a multiplier-effect through their profession:
- School citizens (teachers, parents, students),
- Business managers,
- Leaders of civil organizations,
- Responsible, active citizens, opinion leaders, people ready for democratic co-operation at the community level.
Our Methods: research; training and development; communication and distributing information; tendering
Our Training and Development Program
Our training program (including training, coaching, advanced study courses, curriculum development, organization and community development) primarily focuses on democratic co-operation, communication and conflict management. Through involving the participants and channeling the opinions of those concerned, we seek to find a solution to the structural problems of communities in order to be willing and able to function in an efficient way.
The Kurt Lewin Foundation has held several trainings about democracy, co-operation, communication and civic knowledge for teachers (in six schools for more than 200 teachers in the last two years) and other multipliers working with young people. Through our educational program, we seek to find the common interests of the children (especially taking into account the opinions of disadvantaged groups), the teachers and the parents. We help the development of a methodology that leads to the creation of a democratic, tolerant school based on assessing the problems and needs of the teachers and students in an indirect way.
The Kurt Lewin Foundation accredited its 120-hour-long teachers’ training program in 2006 and its 30-hour-long teachers’ training program in 2008.
In the framework of this project, we will implement and improve our 30-hour-long teachers’ training program by strengthening its efficiency through a well-developed data-management system.