Please register for the following international conference of HES entitled "The Legacy of 1956, 1989 and 2004 from the Perspective of 2021 in Hungary".
Date and venue: 22 October 2021 at Ibis Styles Budapest Center, Rákóczi út 58, H-1074 Budapest
You can join online via Zoom, please register herePlease note that all available seats for in-person participation has been taken.

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CONFERENCE RECORDINGS: Uncertain Times: The Future of Trans-Atlantic Relations from the Perspective of NGOs and Think Tanks in Central Europe and Hungary


István Hegedűs gave an interview to ANSA news agency about the political mindset of the Hungarian prime minister on 17 August 2021.

Kata Nagy participated at the workshop on advocacy know-how sharing organised by the Czech DEMAS (Association for Democracy Assistance and Human Rights) on 19-20 July 2021, in a Visegrad 4 circle.

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The Legacy of 1956, 1989 and 2004 from the Perspective of 2021 in Hungary - hybrid conference organised by the Hungarian Europe Society -

Date and venue: 22 October 2021, Friday 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (CET) at ibis Styles Budapest Center (Rákóczi út 58., 1074 Budapest) & Zoom

RSVP: You can join online via Zoom, please register here.
Please note that all available seats for in-person participation has been taken.

István Hegedűs participated at the roundtable discussion following the launch of the video entitled "A European Success Story?" at the European Centre for Solidarity in Gdańsk.
Watch the discussion HERE.

Online international conference
Monday, 27 September 2021


Program (CET)

The Hungarian Europe Society has provided a platform for political analysts, policy experts, intellectuals, civil society activists and citizens from the Central European region, the European Union and the United States of America in order to analyse new global trends and seek solutions to current political, cultural and economic dilemmas. At our forthcoming event we intend to discuss with our guests the growing challenges of great power politics and their security implications, inequality in all its forms and the need of economic recovery, climate change as well as the pressure of anti-liberal, populist forces in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. This conference is also a closing event of our webinar series held in 2020-21 under the same title.

At the extraordinary assembly of the Hungarian Europe Society on 23 August 2023, Ildikó Mislai Birizdóné was elected as a member of the board. The financial report about the year 2020 was also approved. Following the session, Mónika Kovács made a presentation entitled "Illiberal Strawman or Equal Dignity and Equal Opportunities".

In April 2021 HES signed the joint declaraion of Civilizáció about the importance of the withdrawal of the LeX NGO and about concerns over the following new draft law.


On 14 April 2021 the Hungarian Europe Society joined the protest of numerous NGOs urging the Egyptian authorities to release Ahmen Samir Santawy. The researcher and master’s student of anthropology at the Central European University has been arbitrarily detained on fictitious charges since 1 February 2021. 

In an open letter dated on 9 February 2021, Civilizáció Coalition requested Szabolcs Ágostházy, Minister of State for EU Development Projects at the Ministry for Innovation and Technology in Hungary, to provide a consultation opportunity for NGOs and professional communities regarding the access and use of EU funds.