The Artemisszió Foundation has been operating since 1998 as a non-profit organization of public interest for the promotion and facilitation of interculturcultural dialogue. We have currently 5 full time and 2 part time employees. Last year we had a turnover of 68753000 HUF. Our main source of financing comes from the European Commission and its national agencies. In a lesser extent we benefit also from national public funding and we also provide services to third parties. Our main partners are: The MTA ethno-regional research Centre, Menedék, Csatt, Kapocs Asociation, Esély, Intercultural Institute, Timisoara, Romania, Intercultural Center, Prague, Czech Republic, The Change Institute, Great Britain, Welthause, Austria, CBAI, Belgium.
The mission of the Foundation is to provide an opportunity for the widest possible section of society to take part in activities that develop competencies that strengthen relations among people, improve communication and conflict-resolution skills, and contribute to the development of tolerance, mutual understanding and cooperation. For us it is a priority to include socially disadvantaged groups – the unemployed, people living in rural areas, the Roma and immigrants - to increase their equal opportunities and to fight social exclusion.
For these purposes we organize and manage youth mobility programs, with a special attention to reach socially disadvantaged young people. We propose trainings for the professionals of the social sectors and for the youth. We carry out researches, mainly in the domain of intercultural communication. We also manage and coordinate a few programs where we are directly engaged in the integration of persons belonging to some socially disadvantaged groups. Currently, we are the national coordination organisation in an Equal project aiming at the integration of asylum seekers in Hungary.