Viktor Orbán Hungary’s prime minister
53 years of age, a lawyer who graduated from
Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
He studied Political Philosophy at Oxford.
President of Fidesz, Vice-President of the Centrist Democratic International
Viktor Orbán married Anikó Lévai in September 1986. They have five children: Ráhel, Gáspár, Sára, Róza and Flóra, the eldest being born in 1989 and the youngest in 2004.
Minister of Human Capacities
Married, five children.
Before continuing theological studies, he was an assistant turner at the engineering works of DIGÉP, in Miskolc.
1978-1983 Theology studies in Debrecen and Budapest.
1980 Studies in theology in East-Berlin as a guest student of the United Protestant Church.
1981-1983 Spent four semesters at the Faculty of Theology of the Martin Luther University, Halle.
1983 Graduate theologian, Budapest.
From 1 June 2010 Minister of State for Social Inclusion, Ministry of Public Administration and Justice.
19 May 2011 Through his personal contribution the European Commission accepted the European Roma Strategy during the course of the Hungarian Presidency.
From 2012 Minister of Human Capacities
Prizes and Acknowledgements:
- Initiator and leader of the renovations of the former German language protestant church at Hold Street, Budapest, which obtained in 2003 in the category ‘Rehabilitation’ Architecture Niveau-prize.
- Pro Ecclesia Prize (2000) (Oradea)
- Member of the Presidential Board of the European Protestant Free Universities (1993-2003)
- Curator of the Bethesda Children’s Hospital (since 1999)
- Medal of Merit of the President of the Republic (October 2011)
- Member of the Hungarian Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Committee (2012)
Mrs. Katalin Novák has been serving as Minister of State for Family and Youth Affairs at the Ministry of Human Capacities of Hungary since 2014. As of September 2016 she is also State Secretary responsible for International Affairs.
Before her current positions she was the Head of the Minister’s Cabinet in the Ministry of Human Capacities, Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs between 2010-2012 and appointed Ministerial Commissioner for Francophone Affairs between 2013 – 2014. She holds a Master’s degree in Economics, with major in international relations, from the University of Budapest of Economic Sciences and Public Administration. She studied law at both the University of Szeged (Hungary) and the University Paris X-Nanterres (French and European Community Law School). She pursued EU studies at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (IEP, Sciences-Po), as well as the University in Public Administration (ENA, France). She was Vice-President of the group of ambassadors called Friends of the Francophonie in Budapest. Currently she is the Vice – Chair of the Advisory Board of the Political Network for Values, Founding Member of the Hungarian – German Youth Organisation and Advisory Board Member of the German – Hungarian Youth Association. Mrs. Novák is the recipient of the Plaque of the French Chamber of Deputies, her work in and dedication to the support and protection of families has been acknowledged with the “Luchador por la Familia” Award given by the Associació Plataforma per la Família Catalunya.
Alberto Bottari de Castello
Was born in Montebelluna, Italy, in 1942. Ordained priest for the Diocese of Treviso (Italy). Obtained the Doctorate in Canon Law, graduated the Vatican Academy of Diplomacy, entered the Diplomatic Sevice of the Holy See.
He served in the Papal Representations in Ecuador, Syria, Zaire, USA and as a Missionary in Cameroon. He is Appointed Titular Archbishop of Oderzo and Apostolic Nuncio to Gambia, Guinea, Liberia, Siera Leone and Japan. H. H. Pope Benedict XVI appointed him as Apostolic Nuncio in Hungary. He presented the Letters of Credence to H.E. Mr. Pál Schmitt, President of Hungary.
Allan C. Carlson
Allan Carlson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on May 7, 1949. He is a father of four children.
He is the John A. Howard Distinguished Fellow for Family and Religious Studies at the International Organization for the Family and Editor of The Natural Family: An International Journal of Research and Policy. He is also Editor of the Marriage and Family Studies Series for Transaction Publishers. Carlson received his Ph.D. in Modern European History from The Ohio University. In 1988 U.S. President Ronald Reagan appointed him to the special National Commission on Children, on which he served until 1993. Carlson founded the World Congress of Families in 1997; From 2008 to 2013, he also held the post of Distinguished Visiting Professor of Politics and History at Hillsdale College, in Michigan.
I am a qualified economist, teacher of religion, educator. As a colleague of Kopp Mária, I started dealing with the organization of interventions related to mental health in various projects, and concerning the Hungarostudy surveys, the relationship between family, religion and mental health. For three years I was president of the Three Princes, Three Princesses Movement, the Association of Hungarian Mental Crisis Hotline Services, and currently I work as the coordinator of the population Round Table. I am the professional leader of the Family Friendly Country key project.
Anna Záborská is a Slovak politician of the “Christian Democratic Movement” party. Since 2004 she is a Member of the European Parliament, where she is a member of the Group of the European People’s Party.
From 1998 to 2004 she was a member of the Slovak National Parliament, where she worked primarily in the EU-Slovakia Joint Parliamentary Committee. In 2004 she was elected as Member of the European Parliament, where she was elected President of the EP Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (2004- ).
Among others she actively engaged in the field of women, non-discrimination based on gender and intergenerational solidarity. She is a strong and influential voice for “pro-life”.
He graduated as a lawyer in 2003 from the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of Pázmány Péter Catholic University. In 2008 he passed the bar examination. At first he was a lawyer candidate, then general secretary of Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church. From 2002 until 2011 he had been president of the Youth Christian Democratic Association. Between 2006 and 2010 he was a local governments representative of the capital, since 2008 he has been a Member of Parliament. From 2010 until 2014 he was the Parliamentary State Secretary of the Ministry of Public Administration and Justice, at present he is deputy minister, Parliamentary State Secretary of the Ministry of Human Capacities.
Dr. Attila Tóth
He was born in 1959, studied in the Hungarian language secondary school in Bratislava, then in Komensky University of Bratislava. In 2010 he defended his doctoral thesis at Konštantína Filozofa University of Nitra. Since 1993 he has been a participant of family congresses in Hungary, he also joined We at Your Place, You at Our Place programme. In 1994 he joined the Large Families Club of Slovakia, in 2001 he founded FECSKE Large Families Association. They organized annual family camps, holiday closing festivals, celebrations and conferences in search of solutions, inviting professionals.
Dr. Boglárka Illés
Boglárka Illés is currently Deputy State Secretary for Youth and Equal Opportunities at the Ministry of Human Capacities. Her professional experiences comes from working at the State Secretariat for EU Development at the Prime Minister’s Office, as well as the New Generation Center Nonprofit Ltd. She is a jurist by vocation, earning her diploma at the Eötvös Loránd University.
Dr. Patrick F. Fagan
During his career he has been a teacher, a therapist, executive director of a small think tank, a Senate staffer for Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.), Deputy Assistant Secretary for Family and Social Policy at HHS under President George Herbert Bush, a Senior Fellow of Family and Culture at the Heritage Foundation, and Founder and Director of the Marriage and Religion Research Institute (MARRI) at the Family Research Council. He now directs MARRI at The Catholic University of America. He is also the publisher and editor of Marripedia.org.
Minister of Family, Labour and Social Policy, Republic of Poland. She has been a university teacher, politician, local government activist, senator and member of the parliament, member of Labour and Social Policy and Public Finances Sejm Committees as well as of Labour Protection Council, former Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Policy.
Italian sociologist, is the Director of the International Center for Family Studies (CISF), in Milan, a non profit independent research center on family relations and family policies.
Former Contract Professor in the Catholic University of Milan, BA in Social Work (1991-2006). Past President of the National Forum of Family Associations (2009–2015), a network of family associations lobbying for promoting better family policies in Italy. Former Consultor in the Pontifical Council for the Family (2009-2015).
He is a founder member of the Christian Democratic People’s Party, then secretary of foreign affairs. Between 2000 and 2004 he was president of Barankovics István Foundation. Between 2003 and 2009 he was press advisor, then advisor to the European People’s Party group, head of the Intercultural Dialogue Programme (2009 to 2014). State Secretary for Religious, Nationality and Civil Social Relations between 2012 and 2014. Since 2014 Member of the European Parliament, from 2015 Co-Chair of the Working Group on Religious Dialogue. He is committed to supporting persecuted Christians and promoting religious dialogue.
Demographer, Russian pro-life and pro-family leader. Research Director of the Independent Institute for Family and Demography (Moscow) since 2013. Member of Public Council of Russian Ombudswoman of the children rights. Head of the Department of demography and migration of Russian Presedential Institute of strategic studies (2013–2017). Currently one of Russia’s most cited demographers and pro-life/pro-family advocates. He has been the director of the Organizing Committee of WCF Moscow Demographic Summit “Family and the Future of Humankind” celebrated in July 2011.
Jaime Mayor Oreja
Was born in San Sebastian in 1951. In 1980 he became deputy and president of the UCD, in 1989 he was elected deputy of the Popular Party. In 1996 he was appointed Interior Minister. He has been deputy in the Congress, minister of Interior, candidate to lehendakari and MEP for the Popular Party from 2004 to 2014.. In his Political career in the European Parliament he held the position of vice-president of the European People’s Party. He is currently President of the Values and Society Foundation and of the European Federation “One of Us” for the defense of life and human dignity.
Katalin Kardosné Gyurkó
Kardosné Gyurkó Katalin has been president of the National Association of Large Families since April 2016. Earlier, between 2010 2016 she had served as the general secretary of the Association, where she was in charge of the full financial and administrative management of the Association. She is also a founder of the Tree and Branch Association of Large Families of Érd. She is mother to five children. In addition to the NOE Award, in 2014 she was granted the Golden Cross of Merit of Hungary for her work. Together with her family, in 2016 she received the “Family of the Year Award” granted by the City of Érd.
Between 1996 and 2000 he was vice president and between 2000 and 2004 president of the National Association of Large Families (NOE), in the period of 1992-2006 he was one of the main organizers of the family Congress of NOE held every two years. He represented NOE in several international associations. Between 2004 and 2014 he was vice-president, since 2014 he has been president of the European Large Families Confederation. In 2007 he was the main organizer for the joint action of 12 European level family-elated umbrella associations in the European Union, in order to negotiate a lower VAT rate for the products and services necessary for child raising.
Leo van Doesburg
Leo van Doesburg is Director for European Affairs and Policy Advising for the European Christian Political Movement. He is also Director of Operations of the Dignitatis Humanae Institute and Secretary General of the European Parliament Working Group on Human Dignity. He is actively involved in policy-making at the European Parliament and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe He also cooperates with other Christian organisations and participates in panel discussions and debates concerning Christian politics.
Founder of the Union of Latvian Large Families Associations, one of the founders of the European Large Families Confederation (ELFAC), board member of ELFAC, the maker of all main ELFAC activities in Latvia for 13 years. Main organiser of three European level Family Conferences in Latvia, organiser of a series of events for the International Year of the Family. The representative of large family organisations and families at a national level as a member of the Demographic Council of the Latvian Government.
Ludovine de La Rochère
Ludovine de La Rochère is a married mother-of-four, 2 girls and 2 boys. She cofounded in 2012 La Manif Pour Tous, the social movement which struggles against gender ideology, same-sex marriage, IVF without father and surrogacy. She is President of La Manif Pour Tous, President of Europe for Family and Vice-President of No Maternity Traffic. She wrote “Familles je vous aime”, published in France in 2016. She has also written many articles about anthropology and social issues.
Has been the President, and is currently the Vice President of European Federation of Parents and Carers at Home (FEFAF), an umbrella organization with 19 European member organizations working mainly with unpaid caregiving work (fefaf.be). A board member and the previous President of the Swedish NGO Haro between 2008-2012 (haro.se). Founder and owner of a business together with her husband. Manufacturing and selling forestry machines, (malwa.se) where she works part time as an economy assistant and am a member of the board.
Révész Máriusz is a member of Parliament, Government Commissioner in charge of cycling and active recreation. A representative since 1998, he was a member of the educational, then the welfare committees. Between 2010 and 2014, as advisor to the Prime Minister, together with renowned experts, he was involved in the development of the population policy action plan accepted by the National Assembly almost unanimously, in order to promote the livelihood of families, home creation, employment of mothers with young children, so that planned children should be actually born. In his current position he also initiates actions aimed at the improvement of the quality of life of families.
Member of the Bundestag since 2013, of the center-right Union faction (CDU/CSU), representing the Frankfurt, Oder-Spree constituency of Brandenburg. He is also Deputy Chairman of the Caritas Association for the Archdiocese of Berlin and District Association of Frankfurt (Oder), Chairman of the Foundation for Church Music in Frankfurt an der Oder, and Member of the Board of the Luther Foundation to Frankfurt an der Oder. Earlier, he was Assistant to the City Council of Frankfurt (Oder) for school, social, health and culture, then Mayor of the city of Frankfurt (Oder).
He graduated from the University of Economics, Budapest in 1955 and worked at the Central Statistical Office. After receiving his PhD in economics from the Princeton University, he served at the University of Michigan. He founded the East-West Population Institute. In 1973 he joined the Population Council, as vice president and as director of its Demographic Division. He served as president of the Population Association of America in 1986. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an external member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
Philip George Zimbardo
A professor emeritus at Stanford University and creator of The Stanford Prison Experiment, Dr. Zimbardo has spent over 50 years teaching and studying psychology. Dr. Zimbardo currently lectures worldwide and is actively working to promote his non-profit The Heroic Imagination Project www.heroicimagination.org. His current research looks at the psychology of heroism. He asks: “What pushes some people to become perpetrators of evil, while others act heroically on behalf of those in need?”
Raul Sanchez Flores
Expert on family policies, Secretary General of the European Large Families Confederation (ELFAC) since the foundation of the Confederation. Director of the Large families Association of Catalonia and the Spanish Federation of Large Families (FEFN). He has been the Director of the Institute of Advanced Family Studies, then the Director of the Observatory of Family Policies, at the International University of Catalunya (Barcelona). He has promoted several projects for families and given lectures on family and family policies in many countries.
Born in 1978 in Skopje, is the International Secretary of VMRO-DPMNE, and Member of the Executive Committe of VMRO-DPMNE. Among other activities in the Assembly, he is Chair of the Committee on Political System and Interethnic Relations, and the Parliamentary Group of the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia for Cooperation with the Parliament of USA
Born in 1962, he is a theologist and sociologist. He is father to three children. He is a founder member of the Christian Democratic People’s Party, president of the Party since 2003. He was a Member of Parliament between 1994 and 1998. Between 1998 and 2002 he was the deputy state secretary of religious affairs. Since 2002 he has been vice-president of the Human Rights, Minorities and Religious Matters Committee of the Parliament. Between 2006 and 2010 he was faction leader in Parliament, since 2014 he has been a Member of Parliament. Since 2010 he has been Minister for National Policy, Deputy to the Prime Minister. He is in charge of ecclesiastical diplomacy at government level.
From 1999 he has been director of the Population Research Institute of the Central Statistical Office, from 2011 he has been lecture of the Faculty of Humanities of the Scientific University of Pécs and head of the Doctoral School of Demography and Sociology. From 2008 he has been member of the Board of the European Association of Population Studies, from 2011 president of the Demographic Interdepartmental Standing Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Member of the editorial boards of the periodicals Social Forces, Advances in Life Course Research, International Sociology, Demographic and Statistical Review.