Mission statement

The Hungarian Europe Society as a non-governmental and non-partisan organisation, intends to be involved in the ongoing international dialogue on the future of liberal democracies. The core of its interest and activities - although not exclusively - is the European Union and the Hungarian membership inside the Union. Its objective is to represent and promote the idea of a united Europe, and the European common values, in Hungary and abroad. Regarding this mission, members of the society - social scientists, journalists, diplomats, students - have had initiatives in many areas:

  • to organise lectures, conferences, and other events to study and discuss European issues such as the institutional reforms of the European Union, the decision-making process, the European legal system, the methods of concertation between member states, the common European political culture, and the enlargement process,
  • to evaluate the European Union model with a special regard to Hungary’s place by expressing their opinions in publications and in the mass media,
  • to attend foreign and Hungarian political, academic, business and civic events, and explore the issues of international politics, particularly, the development of European theoretical and practical politics,
  • to establish international contacts with other Hungarian and foreign think tanks by setting up a research group
  • to edit an on-line Internet periodical,
  • to undertake the task of expanding the knowledge of the Hungarian public about the European Union in co-operation with other civil groups,
  • to join in the network of European NGOs,
  • to lobby and mediate in cooperation with business actors to reconcile Hungarian and EU interests,
  • to instruct students engaged in university/college education related to the European Union,
  • to implement lectures and training programmes related to EU issues for other target groups,
  • to treat other relevant issues of political and social life - such as human and minority rights, sustainable economic growth, protection of the environment, freedom of the media, cultural identity and globalisation as well as autonomy of arts.