Financing the adult education system in Hungary

Farkas É (2015). Financing the adult education system in Hungary. In: Németh Balázs (ed.): Research and Development in Adult Learning and Education in Hungary. 133 p. Bonn: Institut für Internationale Zusammenarbeit des Deutschen Volkshochschul-Verbandes e. V., 2015. p. 42-51. (International Perspectives in Adult Education; 70.)


Financing is the most important professional policy tool in the operation and functioning of adult education systems. In my study, I provide a presentation on the resource allocation system for adult education, the methodology, instruments, and volume of financing. I shall also provide an overview on the provisions contained in the new act on adult education, which entered into force on 1 September 2013, and which has an impact on the costs and revenue sources of adult education in the future.