On the 17th of October 2020, the general assembly of HÖOK, (The National Union of Students’ in Hungary) adopted a resolution and published its stance about the implemented structural changes in some of Hungary’s higher education institutions (henceforward: HEIs). HÖOK’s demands are the following:
ESU voices its concerns on how HÖOK has been ignored during the legislative process in regard to the model change. Moreover, it expresses concern over the current deficiencies of the Education Act, since it is unable to fully provide the essential democratic toolkit for HEIs. Both HÖOK and the Board of ESU finds it unacceptable that the democratic framework of universities is dependent on the goodwill of the members of boards of trustees. Together with HÖOK ESU firmly believes that academic excellence can only exist within democratic frameworks in which it is fundamental for the students to have a voice during the internal decision-making process.
Proposed by: HÖOK
Seconded by: ANOSR, ASM, PSRP, SKRVŠ, SSU