European movement for protecting national regions

The Presidium of the Synod of RCH encourages citizens of the EU to support the Székely National Council’s European Citizens' Initiative Cohesion policy for the equality of the regions and sustainability of the regional cultures.

The Presidium of the Synod of RCH has re-iterated its call and urged congregations and individuals in Hungary and the neighbouring countries of the Carpathian Basin, and EU-citizens treasuring minority rights to support the European Citizens' Initiative of the Szekler National Council on the protection of national regions.

The aim of the action launched in the Year of National Cohesion is to ensure that the cohesion policy of the EU pays special attention to regions with national, ethnic, cultural, religious or linguistic characteristics that are different from those of the surrounding regions.

For such regions, including geographic areas with no administrative competencies, the prevention of economical backlog, the sustainment of development and the preservation of the conditions for economic, social and territorial cohesion should be done in a way that ensures their characteristics remain unchanged. For this, such regions must have equal opportunity to access various EU-funds and the preservation of their characteristics and their proper economic development must be guaranteed, so that the EU’s development can be sustained and its cultural diversity maintained.

The Szekler National Council is a Non-Governmental civic organization representing the Székelys/Szeklers of Romania. The organisation serves as a platform to promote Szekler autonomy.


Fotó: András Dimény

In order to on the European Union's agenda, at least one million signatures from at least seven EU countries are needed by May 7.

The citizens' initiative can be signed at or