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Please find the video archive of the Hungarian Europe Society below or watch it on our YouTube Channel.




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Uncertain Times: The Future of Trans-Atlantic Relations from the Perspective of NGOs and Think Tanks in Central Europe and Hungary - online webinar series organised by the Hungarian Europe Society - Third Debate - The future of liberal democracies: The rise of populism (Please note that the language of this event exceptionally is Hungarian without translation.) 4 February 2021, Thursday 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. (CET) Welcome address by István Hegedűs, Chairman, Hungarian Europe Society Panelists Zsolt Boda, Research Professor and Director General, Centre for Social Sciences (Budapest) Dániel Hegedűs, Central Europe Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States (Berlin) Edit Zgut, Rethink.CEE Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States / Doctoral researcher, European Studies Unit, IFIS PAN (Warsaw) Moderator: István Hegedűs, Chairman, Hungarian Europe Society Short briefings are followed by an open debate. For the corresponding papers please scroll down. Sign in or register on our website and share your comments on the papers after scrolling down to the comment section (below). This event is part of the "Uncertain Times: The Future of Trans-Atlantic Relations from the Perspective of NGOs and Think Tanks in Central Europe and Hungary" project which is supported by the Embassy of the United States of America in Budapest. This event is being video recorded for archival, educational, and related promotional purposes. By attending or participating in this event, you are giving your consent to the video recording.
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István Hegedűs participated at the online roundtable "Human Rights in the Age of Covid" organised by Sofia (Society For International Affairs) -Trinity College Dublin on 26 November 2020.
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For comments please scroll down.   Uncertain Times: The Future of Trans-Atlantic Relations from the Perspective of NGOs and Think Tanks in Central Europe and Hungary - online webinar series organised by the Hungarian Europe Society - Second Debate: Transatlantic ties: American - (Central) European relations after the 2020 United States presidential election 3 December 2020, Thursday 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. (CET) Welcome address by István Hegedűs, chairman, Hungarian Europe Society Panelists: Hajnalka Vincze, senior fellow, Foreign Policy Research Institute, Philadelphia (USA) Charles Kupchan, senior fellow, Council on Foreign Relations and professor of international affairs, Georgetown University in the Walsh School of Foreign Service and Department of Government (USA) Thibault Muzergues, Europe Program Director, International Republican Institute (USA) Moderator: István Hegedűs, chairman, Hungarian Europe Society Short briefings are followed by an open debate. For the corresponding papers please scroll down. Sign in or register on our website and share your comments on the papers in the comment section (below). This event is part of the "Uncertain Times: The Future of Trans-Atlantic Relations from the Perspective of NGOs and Think Tanks in Central Europe and Hungary" project which is supported by the Embassy of the United States of America in Budapest. Please note that the language of the event is English and no translation will be provided. This event is being video recorded for archival, educational, and related promotional purposes. By attending or participating in this event, you are giving your consent to the video recording.
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Uncertain Times: The Future of Trans-Atlantic Relations from the Perspective of NGOs and Think Tanks in Central Europe and Hungary - online webinar series organised by the Hungarian Europe Society - First Debate: Media freedom and media pluralism: the role of social media in modern democracies on the two sides of the Atlantic   9 November 2020, Monday 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. (CET) The debate is available on our YOUTUBE CHANNEL.   Welcome address by István Hegedűs, chairman, Hungarian Europe Society Panelists Miklós Sükösd, associate professor, Department of Communication, University of Copenhagen Flóra Garamvölgyi, freelance journalist, Los Angeles (USA) Václav Štětka, senior lecturer in Communication and Media, Loughborough University Moderator: Erik Uszkiewicz, vice-chairman, Hungarian Europe Society Short briefings are followed by an open debate.   For the corresponding papers please scroll down. Register on our Open Space platform, or sign in if already registered, and share your comments in the comment section below this text.   This event is part of the "Uncertain Times: The Future of Trans-Atlantic Relations from the Perspective of NGOs and Think Tanks in Central Europe and Hungary" project which is supported by the Embassy of the United States of America in Budapest. Please note that the language of the event is English and no translation will be provided. This event is being video recorded for archival, educational, and related promotional purposes. By attending or participating in this event, you are giving your consent to the video recording.
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The international conference “The Twenties of the Twenty-First Century: Liberal Answers to Anti-Liberal Challenges” organised by the Hungarian Europe Society, supported by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom was held online on 6 November 2020. PROGRAM All conference recordings are available on our YOUTUBE CHANNEL.
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The Hungarian Europe Society hosted an online event on 14 October 2020 with Pál Mácsai, director of the Örkény István Theatre, Krisztina Remete, lecturer at the Budapest Metropolitan University, and Áron Szentpéteri, movie director and "SZFE (University of Theatre and Film Arts) occupier". The discussion is available on our YouTube channel.
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On 1 July 2020 Edit Zgut, researcher at the Polish Academy of Sciences analysed the outcome of the first round of the presidential elections in Poland in her presentation. At the beginning of the meeting Wojciech Przybylski, the editor-in-chief of Visegrad Insight talked about the election campaign on Zoom from Warsaw. 
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István Hegedűs was an invited speaker together with Timea Kodo and András Volom at the round-table discussion of the Long Island University Global Europe Seminar on 19 April 2020. The moderator was Colette Mazzucelli. The event was organised online because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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István Hegedűs was one of the speakers among Péter Balázs, Miklós Németh, Géza Jeszenszky and Iván Pető at the event entitled "Opening the Boarders, Changing the Regime - Political Memories and Realities" organised by the István Bibó Public Society on 10 September 2019 at Haris Park.  Presentations  
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The Hungarian Europe Society held an international conference supported by the Friedrich Naumann Stiftung für die Freiheit entitled "European Elections 2019 - Renewing the Political Agenda for a United Europe" on 12-13 April 2019 at the Ibis Styles Budapest Center (Rákóczi út 58, H-1074 Budapest). PROGRAM CONFERENCE PAPERS: Petra Bárd: A schoolbook case of eliminating dissent by an illiberal regime: rule of law backsliding and attacks against academic freedom  Fanni Bársony: Civil participation and the European Elections 2019 Jürgen Dieringer: The territorial dimension of anti-EU-voting in East-Central European countries Emma Gothár: The European Union in a Changing Global Landscape István Hegedűs: Hungarian Exceptionalism or the Orbanisation of Europe? László Jankovics: Prospects for governance reform in the euro area: Open during renovation? Katalin Nagy: Do policy issues matter in the election campaigns? Social challenges facing the European Union Zoltán Simon: Anti-Europeans, Populists, and EU External Relations Corina Stratulat: The future of Europe: ‘it’s the member states, stupid!’ Erik Uszkiewicz: Populist political communication Zsófia Vidák: European Elections Mathematics Karolina Wigura: Fear and Hope - Thirty Years After the Collapse of Communism Edit Zgut: Sonderweg of the Eastern member states of the EU PRESENTATIONS: István Hegedűs (Chairman, Hungarian Europe Society, Budapest): European Elections in 2019: The Orbanisation of Europe? Mihai-Razvan Ungureanu (Professor, Faculty of History, University of Bucharest; Lecturing Professor, Diplomatische Akademie, Vienna; Senior Researcher, Institut für den Donauraum und Mitteleuropa, Vienna; former Prime Minister of Romania): Bad Times Just Around the Corner? WATCH ALL OF THE CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL MEDIA COVERAGE: István Hegedűs gave an interview to the "Europa Minha" programme of the Portuguese RTP - Rádio e Televisão de Portugal on 18 May 2019. Watch the programme HERE, the interview starts at 11.25. The forthcoming European elections between 23 and 26 May 2019 hold major importance for the future of the European Union, and within it for Hungary and Central Europe. We do not only witness the competition of traditional political parties, but also a shift towards populism and the emergence of Eurosceptic political formations, which seek to secure their place and influence European politics. The potential strengthening of anti-European and radical right-wing forces might bring a restructuration in the European party families and consequently a break with European party politics as we now know it. The Hungarian ruling party, Fidesz, plays a very significant role in the all-European partisan race. Its membership has been suspended inside the biggest European party family, the centre-right European People’s Party - meanwhile its leader; Viktor Orbán enjoys the support of populist, radical right wing groups and their electorate. It is not a surprise that the early campaign of the centrist political forces at the European level, the liberal ALDE, just like the French En Marche!, led by President Emmanuel Macron, often focus their critical remarks on the Hungarian Prime Minister. Namely, human and minority rights, the rule of law, constitutional checks and balances, freedom of the media, independence of the judiciary have become fundamental issues in the defence of liberal democracies and European values against the attacks of non-liberal politicians. Elections to the European Parliament, assumingly the first time really European ones in history, seem to strengthen the polarisation between representatives of ideologically conflicting political camps - supporters of open societies and their enemies - throughout the European Union. The political situation has peculiarly changed especially in the Visegrád countries since the last European contest five years ago, where “anti-globalist” populism gained ground based on the rhetoric of national sovereignty and a “cultural counter-revolution”. At the same time, we should not neglect the impacts of Russian influence and propaganda as well as the consequences of the crisis inside the transatlantic alliance. Do we have political answers and a renewed agenda to the current challenges in order to defend and strengthen our liberal political system in a rapidly changing social and media environment at national and European levels?

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