Artemisszio Foundation / Budapest
The Artemisszió Foundation has been operating since 1998 as a non-profit organization that works in the interest of the public. The founders were young anthropologists who wanted to apply their theoretical knowledge and the results of their scientific research to foster social and personal development and open-minded thinking. The Artemisszió Foundation aims to achieve its objectives through the research, promotion and use of the theory and practice of intercultural communication.
The goals of the Artemisszió Foundation are:
- to encourage continuous dialogue and interaction between culturally-, ethnically- and socially-diverse groups and foster their mutual understanding,
- to support the social integration of socially and culturally disadvantaged groups,
- to internationally strengthen scientific and cultural relations and
- to develop and disseminate intercultural training courses, educational materials and methods.
The Artemisszió Foundation aims to achieve its objectives through the research, promotion and use of the theory and practice of intercultural communication.
In an increasingly culturally complex world, learning about cultures that are different from our own and acquiring the ability to facilitate dialogue are not only important tools that can be used to prevent conflicts but are also an essential means to foster self-knowledge, open-minded thinking and independence. The Foundation considers it a vital task to offer opportunities to the greatest possible part of society that enable them to take part in activities that contribute to the development of the above-mentioned skills.
Artemisszió has been engaged for many years in helping the social inclusion of migrants, refugees and young people who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Migrants and refugees belong to our society, supporting their social integration is crutial for everyone. In our understanding social integration includes financial independence as well as living in harmony with oneself and with one’s environment. We all know that people who feel that they are in the right place can be more creative, productive and can give more to the community. We think that if we want to live in a strong, supportive community that is proud of its diversity, we need to create it.
In 2016, Artemisszió won the Civil Society Price from the European Ecomomic and Social Committee for their engaged work in the Hungarian society with migrants, refugees and the Hungarian people.