The Foundation for the European Representation of Hungarian National Communities is an organization created by parties represented in the parliament of Hungary for the purpose of adequately informing the European public and EU institutions of the conditions, plans, and objectives of Hungarians in the Carpathian Basin. The Foundation also works to promote the interests of Hungarian communities abroad. To effectively implement these objectives, the Foundation has, according to the resolution made on 14 September 2007 of the Forum of Hungarian Representatives in the Carpathian Basin (KMKF), the parliamentary dimension of the Hungarian national political forums, established the Brussels Office for the European Representation of Hungarian National Communities (hereinafter referred to as HUNINEU Office).
The main decision-making body and manager of the Foundation’s assets is the Board of Trustees, chaired at all times by the Speaker of the National Assembly, that is currently Mr. Speaker László Kövér.
The Foundation’s Board of Directors is seated in Budapest, and assists the continuous operation of the Foundation, the HUNINEU Office and the work of the Board of Trustees.
The tasks which serve the Foundation’s purposes will mainly be carried out through the HUNINEU Office. Through the establishment of the HUNINEU Office, the Foundation has created an organization which has the means to provide European Union institutions as well as actors on the diplomatic scene surrounding those institutions with up to date information on the conditions of Hungarian communities, their aspirations, and Hungarian national policy developments. The Foundation also seeks to reinforce the representation of interests by means of various events to be organized in Brussels, Strasbourg and various Hungarian national communities. Also, it informs the Hungarian institutions and ethnic Hungarian organizations dealing with minority issues of ongoing developments in EU institutions that directly or indirectly affect the situation of Hungarian national policy and may determine national policy directions. To this end, the main duties of the office include information, orientation, the presentation of Hungarian minorities abroad, organization, and communication. The Office will report on its activities to the Foundation which oversees its operations, and through it, to the KMKF, the initiator of the Office’s establishment. The duties of the Brussels HUNINEU Office are currently performed by Annamária Schnörch, who is on the Office staff.