István Hegedűs gave a presentation entitled "Hungary in the European Union" at the Budapest City Diplomacy Academy at the Budapest City Hall on 11 November 2023.

The conference "Cultural Rights in Central and Eastern Europe: Gender, Heritage, Language" was jointly organized by the Cultural and Social Narratives Laboratory NGO (CSN Lab) together with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF), Office Russia and Central Asia in exile on 22 October 2023 in Yerevan, Armenia.

István Hegedűs and Erik Uszkiewicz participated at the conference titled "For a Democratic World Order" organised by Forum 2000 in Prague between 15-17 October 2023. István Hegedűs gave a presentation at the pre-event citizen panel "Parliament for the Future of Europe". 

István Hegedűs was the guest of János Széky in Tilos Rádió on 9 October 2023.

New EU ideas and legislation to strengthen media freedom
EMFA, DSA, DMA: what do the acronyms mean?

– workshop organised by the Hungarian Europe Society under the auspices of DIACOMET project –

Date: 28 November 2023, Tuesday 6:00 – 8:30 PM
Venue: Hungarian Europe Society, H-1052 Budapest, Gerlóczy utca 11.


Georgian Institute of Politics, in cooperation with the International Visegrad Fund and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, is pleased to invite you to the Virtual  Public Discussion- "Analysing Polarization in Georgia and V4 States: Domestic and External Factors," which will take place on September 29, at 13:00 GMT+4 (Georgian, Armenian and Azerbaijani times) on Zoom Webinar Platform.

Working language: English 
To attend the event, please register here

On 12 September 2023, at the seat of the Hungarian Europe Society in Budapest, Zsuzsanna Szelényi presented her book "Szétzilált ország" on the development and characteristics of the Orbán-regime. Following her presentation, Miklós Mitrovits, historian, lecturer at ELTE University and the National Public Service University analysed the political situation in Poland ahead of the parliamentary elections.

The Renewal of Liberal Democracy: Vision, Strategy, Competition. Parties and Civil Society
- hybrid international conference organised by the Hungarian Europe Society -
Date: 21 April 2023, Friday
Venue: Ibis Styles Budapest Center, Budapest 1074 Rákóczi út 58.

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The Hungarian Europe Society, as a member of Civilizáció NGO community, signed a protest against the so-called sovereignty protection bill introduced by the Hungarian government in November 2023. A broader campaign was also started to collect supportive signatures from citizens on 1 December.

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.