Szikra (Spark) is a left-wing organisation in Hungary focusing on social and green issues.
In order to overcome the challenges of
current left-wing politics, we aim to connect housing, environmental and
labour issues in the political arena, using direct activism, organising
public events, facilitating online knowledge transfer, and engaging in
institutional politics when necessary. We also aim to put pressure on
the existing political system and hold those in power accountable.
We’ve been successful multiple times in this regard — in
June 2021, we organised a protest in support of the so called
Students’ City, a complex of thousands of communal and student
housing units that mobilised over 10,000 people. Later that year, our
candidate, András Jámbor emerged victorious in the
opposition primaries and went on to win his constituency in the general
election in April 2022.
Watch the video about the bittersweet night of the elections:
Our work is embedded in a deep-seated critique of the prevailing political-economic system. Hence, the cornerstone of our activities is to equip Szikra members with strategic, theoretical, and practical skills, preparing them for political situations which offer opportunities for direct action.
We also use our platforms to promote ongoing initiatives that are engaged in direct action, advocacy, and/or public policy work in areas of interest to us. Our common goal is to strengthen existing movements, promote the achievement of common political goals, and to promote a critical, leftist and ecological approach in Hungarian public opinion and political debates.
The members of Szikra strive for a country defined by economic and political democracy and environmental protection.
Contact: [email protected]