A Szeretem Budapestet Mozgalom és a Studio Metropolitana a külföldiekkel együtt tesz az élhetőbb Budapestért, a The Budapest Times és a Budapester Zeitung hasábjain.

A Mozgalom 2009-es programjai: vadplakátok, falfirkák, óriásplakátok és az utcán lakók helyzete.

Our world in y/our eyes – Foreigners for Budapest

Studio Metropolitana and the Szeretem Budapestet Movement are spreading their wings and hope to involve foreigners in their mission to turn Budapest into a more livable city. Both organisations want to bring out the best in the city by using the opinions and ideas of foreigners living here or visiting for specific projects designed to improve life in the capital.

Budapest Dialog Interkult is asking enthusiastic foreigners to voice their opinions and take part in developing Budapest. The programme hopes to target foreigners through foreignlanguage newspapers (with the help of The Budapest Times and Budapester Zeitung), magazine columns, and radio programmes, and bring together their constructive ideas. There are competitions on numerous topics for people who feel close ties to Budapest even though they may not have Hungarian citizenship. The next step will be for Budapest Dialog Interkult to bring together initiatives in literature, art, architecture and tourism, in order to make these successes widely known. One plan, for example, is to collect books written about Budapest in foreign languages and present their authors. However, all attractions and projects are being tracked down in which the common theme is dedication to Budapest.

The programme takes its strength from simple enthusiasm and the conclusion that there is a reason why businessmen, students and tourists keep returning and even choose to settle here! Budapest Dialog Interkult’s mission is not to let praise go unheard, but to be open to criticism and to accept the help of people keen to enrich Budapest with their ideas.

A Budapest Dialog Interkult’s programme can be achieved with the help of corporate sponsors, and can be strengthened through partnerships with all institutions, organisations, chambers or clubs that are based on intercultural thinking and whose members include foreigners hoping to prosper here.

Studio Metropolitana’s current competitions:

– Vivát! – Mapping out Budapest localities
– Greenováció – Possibilities of turning Budapest into a greener, more sustainable city
– Notions and ideas connected with the Danube
– Metropólusok – Possibilities of developing local and district image centres and new city centres
– Közlek-Ötlet – Ideas for alternative transport in Budapest

The Szeretem Budapestet Movement’s current issues and projects:

– Eliminating tags and illegal posters
– Solving the problem of homeless people and street-dwellers

Project coordination & more information:
Edina Sánta
Andrea Lukács