Schengen from Outside

Schengen from Outside

The Stefan Batory Foundation organised a consultation in order to urge visa-free travel for Eastern neighbours of the EU at the headquarter of the foundation in Warsaw on 25-26 November 2010. Jerzy Celichowski represented HES at the event. As a result of the meeting, the Hungarian Europe Society joint the Coalition for a European continent undivided by visa barriers. The objective of the coalition is to promote visa-free travel for the citizens of the Eastern Partnership countries and Russia.

Interviews taken by Zoltán Dóczi about the travelling to the west under communism was published in the publication of the Stefan Batory Foundation (Warsaw) entitled Europe Divided - Then and Now.
The HES is a member of the Visa-free Europe Coalition which aim is to promote visa-free status for the citizens of Eastern Partnership countries and Russia. 
Europe Society is a member organisation, issued a statement on 7 June 2011 calling on the Polish EU Council Presidency to ensure that the process leading toward a visa-fee travel regime for the Eastern Partnership countries is "merit-based, guided by a set of objective benchmarks, strict but fair
The Hungarian Europe Society is a member of the coalition that has produced this comics.
Hungary in the Schengen system - Bastion or Gateway? the booklet published by the Hungarian Europe Society on the visa issuance practice in Hungary can be downloaded below.