István Hegedűs was one of the guest speakers at the roundtable entitled "Perspectives on Migration in the European Union: Challenges to Integration in Hungary and Poland" in the framework of the Long Island University Global Program at the Central European University on 23 January 2018.
István Hegedűs gave an interview to Klubrádió on 17 November 2017 following the vote of the European Parliament to launch the first phase of the procedure Article 7 of the EU treaty against the Polish government, pointing out that the Hungarian ruling party voted oppositely to its own political group.
István Hegedűs participated at the policy forum entitled "Migration Crisis as a Challenge for Democracy" at the University of Warsaw on 14 November 2017. Hegedűs pointed out that the Hungarian public media continuously broadcast anti-refugee campaigns based on fearmongering.
István Hegedűs participated at the worskhop "Fragility and Resilience of Democracies in Europe. Where now for Citizenship Education and Civil Societies“ organised by NECE (Networking European Citizenship Education) in Gdansk on 12-13 November 2017. Analysing the political situation in Poland and Hungary, Hegedűs emphasised the all-European dimensions of the authoritarian turn in both countries.
L'Espresso published an article by Stefano Giantin on 15 October 2017 about two nationalist-populist EU member states; Hungary and Poland. The author also asked István Hegedűs about the possible next steps of the Hungarian Prime Minister in the European political arena.
The Refugee Crisis and the Reaction of the Visegrad Countries. Budapest, 30 May 2016, Workshop. Organised by the Hungarian Europe Society and supported by the CEU Center for European Neighborhood Studies and the Friedrich Naumann Stiftung für die Freiheit