László Valki, international lawyer, university professor, doctor of political and legal sciences, member of the Advisory Board of the Hungarian Europe Society died on 29 November 2022. We will always remember his friendship.

István Hegedűs participated at the panel discussion organised by JEF Hungary and Time for a European Federation on the actuality of the book written by Yannis Karamitsios entitled "Time for a European Federation" in Magnet House, Budapest on 28 November 2022.

Pictures from the international conference "The Future of Democracy and the Summit for Democracy from the Perspective of a Hungarian NGO" organised by HES on 26 November 2022.

Photos by Ivola Bazánth

Zsuzsanna Szelényi, member of the Hungarian Europe Society, Program Director of the CEU Democracy Institute Leadership Academy held a presentation to members of the organisation on 22 January 2023 in Brussels about her book entitled "Tainted Democracy". The talk was focusing on the European politics of Orbán and Hungary’s place in the world.

On 15 December 2022 Antal Örkény, sociologist gave a presentation entitled "Identities and Identity Politics" at the seat of the Hungarian Europe Society. Further on at the annual meeting, István Hegedűs was elected to chairman, Emma Gothár, Erik Uszkiewicz and Zselyke Tófalvi to vice-chairpersons, Anita Bakos, Kata Nagy and Zsófia Stahl to members of the supervisory committee of HES. 

International conference organised by HES: "The Future of Democracy and the Summit for Democracy from the Perspective of a Hungarian NGO"

Date: 26 November 2022, Saturday



Media coverage: Details of the Conference in the Report of Klubrádió (HU)

Once again, it was the Hungarian Europe Society that organised the study tour of the fellows of the German Marshall Fund in Budapest and the Danube band. Ahnna Smith, Matthew King, Alissa Shelton and Dylan Tête met numerous representatives of the Hungarian political scene and civil society between 1-6 April 2022.

In February 2022 HES signed the joint declaraion of Civilizáció to object that the Hungarian authorities' continuously pestering the Oltalom Karitatív Egyesület and the Magyarországi Evangéliumi Testvérközösség (MET). The signatory organisations stand for Oltalom and the religious community of MET and refuse the government's long-lasting offensive against them.

HES signed a joint letter of Civilizáció in February 2022 to express its respect and appreciation to the civil disobedience of Hungarian school teachers. The signatory organisations support the teachers' claims and acknowlede: strike is a fundamental right!


The Hungarian Europe Society signed a letter to the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe issued by 20 civil groups on 13 January 2022 urging for a stricter observation of the fairness of the Hungarian parliamentary elections. 

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.