Anikó Paróczai

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Anikó Paróczai
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BornMarch 1st, 1993
Mátészalka
NationalityHungarian
CitizenshipHungary
Education
  • Business
  • Economics
Alma materUniversity of Debrecen
Occupation
  • Economist
  • Politician
  • Municipal government representative

Anikó Paróczai (born March 1st, 1993 in Mátészalka) is a Hungarian economist, politician, and municipal government representative of Kispest since 2019. Paróczai began her political career as a candidate tied to the Momentum Movement in the 2019 municipal election in Budapest's District XIX, 9th Constituency. She is currently running for candidacy in the 2022 Hungarian federal parliamentary election[1] through the 2021 pre-election preceding the national vote.

Education

Paróczai began her elementary studies in her Hungarian hometown of Szamosszeg. She then continued on to high school at Zrínyi Ilona Secondary School in the larger, northeastern city of Nyíregyháza. [2]

In 2012, Paróczai enrolled in the University of Debrecen Faculty of Business & Economics in order to obtain a degree in International business. Once completing her bachelor's degree in 2016, she then completed her education in 2018 through a master's degree programme.

Throughout her post-secondary education, Paróczai was a member of the DEX workshop, thus strengthening her language expertise in both English language and French language.[3]

Timeline

In the year of 2016, Anikó Paróczai co-founded and played a main role in the organisation of Hungary's first ever university level TEDx event: TEDxDebrecenUniversity.[4]

Later in the year, she spent time volunteering at a refugee camp in the Czech Republic through the Erasmus Youth Exchange Programme. [5]

Through the 2016/2017 academic year, Paróczai was awarded the Hungarian Republic Scholarship[6]. An award granted to high achieving, foreign-language speaking youth, with favourable prospects beginning their careers[7]. In the summer of 2017, Paróczai utilised her knowledge of the French language to relocate to France, where she worked for the fashion company Coton Doux[8]. Years later, at the press conference where she announced her parliamentary candidacy for the 2022 Hungarian federal election, she stated that post-graduation she decided to return to Hungary in order to build a successful, modern, and fair nation. [9]

In 2017 she began working with the Association des États Généraux des Étudiants de l'Europe, (Association des États Généraux des Étudiants de l'Europe) as a local local coordinator and impact measurement manager[10]. In the same year she worked as the coordinator of the AEGEE Election Observation Mission. This was an opportunity that allowed her to coordinate and manage AEGEE's final reports on the Elections in Germany[11].

She began volunteering for the United Nations.

From 2018 to 2019, he worked as a financial controller at ExxonMobil.

From 2019, she has worked with the 'Let's Start Hungary!' foundation [12].

Beginning in 2020, and continuing to the present, Paróczai has continuously volunteered with the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in order to aid the fight against Coronavirus disease 2019.[13]

Political Career

Paróczai began her work with the Momentum Movement. She joined Momentum’s International Office and was actively involved in the European Parliament election campaign. Later in the year, she became head of Momentum's International Bureau[14].

Anikó took on her first public role and ran for office in Kispest. She won the municipal election and currently works for the same constituents who voted for her in 2019.[15]

In the year of 2020, Paróczai worked as a transparency advisor. In this role she uncovered a case of corruption in Kispest involving Krisztián Kránitz, Csaba Lackner, and Péter Gajda. Paróczai found and videotaped Kránitz's villa with a pool in Spain, which was not included in his declaration of assets. Subsequently, Paróczai was reported for defamation and misuse of special data. Kránitz was offered a new job by the municipality and received a bonus at the end of 2020 rather than being held accountable for his actions.

No progress has been made on the matter after the bonuses were granted[16]

In January of 2021, it was announced by Momentum Movement Prime Minister candidate András András Fekete-Győr, that Paróczai would resign from her position as councilor for transparency and equality. Paróczai announced her candidacy in the pre-election preceding the Hungarian federal election in 2022 as a prospective member of parliament for Budapest's District XIX, 9th constituency. At the press conference, she urged voters to choose fair, reliable candidates in the pre-election. In addition, Pároczai stated that as of 2022 it would be a crime to fill in the property declarations incorrectly and that, as a member of National Assembly (Hungary) she would speed up the renovation of the People's Park (Budapest) and Kőbánya-Kispest metro station.[16]

References

  1. "Paróczai Anikó". Momentum Mozgalom (in magyar). Retrieved 2021-03-08.
  2. "Zrínyi Ilona Gimnázium és Kollégium". zrinyinyh.hu. Retrieved 2021-03-08.
  3. "Paróczai Anikó LinkedIn". Retrieved 2021-03-08.
  4. "Belépés a Facebookra". Facebook (in magyar). Retrieved 2021-03-08.
  5. "Belépés a Facebookra". Facebook (in magyar). Retrieved 2021-03-08.
  6. "Gazdaságtudományi Kar köztársasági ösztöndíjas hallgatói | Debreceni Egyetem". unideb.hu. Retrieved 2021-03-08.
  7. "Magyar Közigazgatási Ösztöndíjprogram" (in magyar). Retrieved 2021-03-08.
  8. "Paróczai Anikó LinkedIn". Retrieved 2021-03-08.
  9. "Paróczai Anikó lemond átláthatósági tanácsnoki tisztségéről, és elindul a képviselői posztért Kispesten « Mérce". Mérce (in magyar). 2021-01-18. Retrieved 2021-03-08.
  10. "About Y Vote". Retrieved 2021-03-08.
  11. "Mission to Germany – Meet the Mission Coordinators – AEGEE Election Observation". Retrieved 2021-03-08.
  12. "Paróczai Anikó LinkedIn". Retrieved 2021-03-08.
  13. "Zustimmung | Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit". www.freiheit.org. Retrieved 2021-03-08.
  14. "Paróczai Anikó lemond átláthatósági tanácsnoki tisztségéről, és elindul a képviselői posztért Kispesten « Mérce". Mérce (in magyar). 2021-01-18. Retrieved 2021-03-08.
  15. Marianna, Biró (2020-07-15). "Feljelentette a kispesti vagyonkezelő korrupciós gyanúba keveredett vezetője a momentumos átláthatósági tanácsnokot". index.hu (in magyar). Retrieved 2021-03-08.
  16. 16.0 16.1 "Paróczai Anikó lemond átláthatósági tanácsnoki tisztségéről, és elindul a képviselői posztért Kispesten « Mérce". Mérce (in magyar). 2021-01-18. Retrieved 2021-03-08.

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