István Hegedűs participated at the intergenerational roundtable discussion entitled "We are Europe" organised by the City Government of Szentendre together with the Cultural Centre of Szentendre on the twentieth anniversary of Hungary's accession to the European Union at the Postás Beach on 1 May 2024. 

István Hegedűs participated at the roundtable discussion organised by the Political Science Department at the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of the University of Szeged on 18 April 2024.

István Hegedűs and Erik Uszkiewicz gave presentations about the state of the Hungarian media at the event "Causes and Implications of Media Polarization in Georgia and V4 states" organised by the Georgian Institute of Politics at the Tbilisi Marriott Hotel on 15 April 2024.

The Hungarian Europe Society organised an in-person and on-line workshop under the auspices of the DIACOMET project in cooperation with the SCIENCE+ regional project entitled "Scientific disinformation and populism" on 25 April 2024.

Scientific disinformation and populism

INVITATION to an in-person and on-line workshop organised by the Hungarian Europe Society under the auspices of DIACOMET project
in cooperation with the SCIENCE+ regional project

Date: 25 April 2024, Thursday 6:00 – 8:30 PM
Venue: Hungarian Europe Society, H-1052 Budapest, Gerlóczy utca 11.

RSVP: via e-mail (uszerik[at]gmail.com) by 19 April 2024

Program

The DIACOMET consortium gathered on a project meeting in Budapest, Hungary, organised by Hungarian Europe Society on between 10 and 12 April 2024.

As the project is approaching its first year, the consortium meeting was a great opportunity to review the project activities so far and make plans for the future. The meeting began with a workshop on Dilemmas of Democratic Dialogue, organised under the auspices of DIACOMET. 

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.