in Europe


Check our projects in Hungary

Since 2006, Tdh has a regional coordination hub in Budapest, that carries out regional projects and oversees activities in Hungary and across Europe. In Hungary we tackle the lack of high quality services for children in conflict with the law as well as the isolation of Roma and other vulnerable communities. To bridge these gaps, we promote child-friendly, inclusive and innovative services and measures for all children.

Our key results in 2018

  • 85,000 visitors to ChildHub in 2018 – Europe’s online platform for child protection
  • 3700+ young people engaged at Sziget Festival 2018
  • 578 professionals from Europe trained to improve their work with children

What we do


We conduct research and create opportunities for professional development in the field of child protection. Our Child Protection Hub empowers thousands of child protection specialists to learn, advocate and collaborate together, with a common aim to positively impact the lives of children in Southeast Europe. We are also setting up a FabLab in Hungary, where disadvantaged groups will have access to tailor-made services. By using this innovative environment of creation and skill-building, various actors will interact and work together with disadvantaged children and youth to enable their integration and development.


Through research, training of professionals, raising awareness and advocacy, we promote child-friendly practices for children in contact with the justice system. Together with our partners, we encourage states to use non-custodial measures for children in conflict with the law and advocate for the development of services and implementation of programmes to prevent delinquency and re-offending. We focus on restorative justice and diversion for arrested or suspected children. Being part of the European Barnahus Movement, we support the creation of a multidisciplinary service that provides rapid access to justice and care for child victims and witnesses of violence. This model means that children can benefit from professional interviews and medical services, receive psychological support and therapy in a child-friendly setting.

Terre des hommes in Hungary (Regional Office)

Beneficiaries 2018: 1,946 people

Expatriate / local employees: 1 / 13

Supported by: European Commission, Terre des hommes Germany, Oak Foundation, Austrian Development Cooperation, EuropeAid, UEFA Foundation for children, Canton of Fribourg (Switzerland), Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children

Our story

2006 Opening of Terre des hommes’ Regional Office in Budapest.

2009 The Mario project, led by Terre des hommes, initiates in 16 European countries, aiming to ensure the well-being of children on the move and to protect them from abuse, exploitation and trafficking.

2010 Our first European news site on child protection issues - “Child Protection in Europe” is launched.

2015 Launch of Child Protection Hub for South East Europe.

2017 Launch of StoryLab – a mobile game that helps children navigate the legal system.

2017 Tdh starts raising awareness about diversion, an alternative measure to custody in the juvenile justice system.