Short history

Serbia's EU accession process offers new challenges and opportunities. Financial aids and grants that strengthen this process are already accessible and can be applied for promoting the following issues: support for transition and institution-building, rule of law, minority rights, gender equality and non-discrimination, youth mobility, education, cross-border cooperation, neighboring programs, development of economical relationships, but preparatory activities for rural development are also expected.

Institutions (educational, cultural, informational, language concerned), political parties and civil organizations undertake the representation, enforcement of interest and lobby of the Hungarian community in Vojvodina. Civil organizations and associations are the authentic, civil initiatives that are directly related to the Hungarian communities. The role of the main civil organizations and institutions in the proposal system are becoming more and more important.

The budget for the general territory and pre-accession assistance is likely to be expanded, and the number of co-operations between the EU and the domestic stakeholders will increase. The Hungarian community in Vojvodina needs to use these grants, and to achieve this, it is necessary to be aware of our resources, to develop decent project ideas and finally to write the proper proposals. There will be an opportunity to develop and realize projects that are realistic, professionally and financially valid and sustainable.

The Development Foundation of Vojvodina Halo started its work in the summer of 2009 as a non-profit organization. One of its aims is to help the waning community of Hungarians in Vojvodina concerning economical or business development, region or rural development, social problems, human resources or in other community related issues.


The creation of the Hungarian community's quality of life and a sustainable and dynamic development, while ensuring equality.


  • The Foundation undertakes the duties of the development of Vojvodina’s Hungarian populated regions, the synchronization of various initiatives and the elaboration and realization of some overall strategic projects on regional and local levels in co-operation with the community.
  • The Foundation searches solutions for Vojvodina’sHungarian communities’ territorial dispersion, phasing social, natural and human resources. We tend to handle social problems and to answer the questions of global, cultural and economical effects, as well as to assist in the development challenges created by the European Union,
  • The Foundation participates in the region’s development, with the help of the active community.
  • The Foundation undertakes the duties of the representation, enforcement of interest and lobby of the Hungarian community in Vojvodina.


  • Development and realization of programs concerning the related society, rural development, sustainable development and improvement of general quality of life.
  • Improvement of the stakeholders cooperation and orientation on regional, inter-regional and trans-regional levels.
  • Promoting the development of the Hungarian community’s economical and scientific co-operations concerning strategic issues on operational, local and regional levels.
  • Activities concerning the primary objectives of the Hungarian community; ensuring the conditions of quality life; increasing employment; increasing the competitiveness of businesses, agricultural and family businesses, support them in improving their services.
  • Building and strengthening the system of autonomous, economical and social relationships and co-operations related to the Hungarian community; developing co-operations concerning democracy and tolerance; creating and realizing common programs.

Strategic trend

  • The reinforcement of the economic situation of Hungarians (increasing competitiveness of farmers, businesses, family businesses, encouraging investments and self-employment, etc.).
  • Activities that develop, unite and support human resources.
  • Other tasks related to everyday life (environment, health and social protection, poverty reduction, energy conservation, green energy, etc.).

In the course of the Foundation's activities, we got an insight and got closer to the Hungarian communities of Vojvodina, our co-workers were present in more than 60 settlements,  got in contact with over 250 civil organizations, farmers, businesses, realized 180 smaller-larger projects. We are open for development, for new initiatives, so we gladly co-operate with civil organizations possessing similar objectives, principles and values.