The Hungarian section of the European Association of Teachers (AEDE-Hungary) was founded in 2003 to bring together teachers who heartily believe in co-operation between European nations and support the idea of moulding one European Union. The preparatory work started in 2002 and it would never have been a success a success without the support of the Dutch Section (AEDE-Netherlands). The AEDE-Hungary launched its activities just before Hungary entered the European Union, and since then has been attracting members from various sectors of education including university faculties, researchers and educational decision-makers.
The main objectives of the association are:
- to promote the integration of Hungarian education in European education, dissemination of information related to education;
- to promote the idea of a "European dimension" in education and the idea of "European Citizenship" among Hungarian teachers and students;
- to enhance respect for diversity;
- to strengthen partnerships between Hungarian and European organizations and institutions;
- to disseminate good educational practices;
- to organize teacher training;
- to promote life-long learning of foreign languages and cultures, and the development of intercultural competence.
AEDE-Hungary is member of several professional networks and is especially active in building international project partnerships. The website is: www.tee-aede.com.
After graduating in Spanish and English Language and Literature Teaching, she obtained a PhD in Applied Linguistics. She has been working for more than 20 years in different sectors of education, including Higher Education. Since 2007 she has been working in administrative positions and lecturing in Intercultural Communication at the University of Pannonia, Hungary. She has published papers in English, Hungarian, Russian and Spanish, and is fluent in all 4 languages. In her non-profit life, she is the president of the Hungarian Section of EAT (AEDE-Hungary) and is actively involved in international project work. Her research interests include Intercultural Communication, Development of Intercultural Communicative Competence, Inclusion in Education, Internationalization of Higher Education and Intercultural Citizenship. She is also the Head of the Research Group on Inter- and Multicultural Education of the Regional Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Veszprém.