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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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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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István Hegedűs was the guest of the program "Bánó és Bolgár" broadcast by the Budapest 13th district TV on 17 April 2019. 
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István Hegedűs gave a video interview to the Austrian Der Standard on 20 January 2019 about the radicalisation of the demonstrations in Hungary, Viktor Orbán's regime and the chances of the opposition. 
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István Hegedűs gave an interview to "The Newsmakers" program of the Turkish television TRT World about the attacks against the Central European University and its Founder on 12 December 2018. According to him, Orbán, Erdoğan and Putin use a joint rhetoric - with regional and national differences. 
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István Hegedűs gave a presentation at the conference of individual members of ALDE, the European party of liberals entitled "What we can learn from the past and what can we take for the future, what went wrong in Visegrad, what we can do better?" in Visegrád on 2 December 2018.
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István Hegedűs gave an interview to the program "Bánó and Bolgár" of the Budapest 13th district TV on 26 September 2018 about the political room of maneuver of the Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán after the approval of the Sargentini report in the European Parliament.
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The international workshop "From Populist, Illiberal Political Narratives to Conspiracy Theories and Fake News in the Visegrád Region and Beyond" organised by the Hungarian Europe Society and supported by the Friedrich Naumann Stiftung für die Freiheit was held on 7 June 2018 at the conference room of the National Association of Hungarian Journalists (Vörösmarty utca 47/A, H-1064 Budapest).​
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On 26 October 2017 at an event in Debrecen organised by Civilizáció, a grouping of Hungarian civil organizations formed as a response to the attacks of the Hungarian government against the civil society, nine Hungarian civil organizations, including the Hungarian Europe Society, presented their activities in ‘flash presentations’. In her contribution Györgyi Kocsis encouraged the mostly young audience to establish its own local communities promoting the ideas of a united Europe and defending the values of the European integration.
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Keynote speech. Milada Anna VACHUDOVA, Jean Monnet Chair in EU Studies, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill International workshop of Institute of European Democrats and Hungarian Europe Society V4 EUROPE PIECES OF POPULISM IN EUROPE AND HOW TO OVERCOME THE CHALLENGE Thursday, 8 June 2017 Kaptár, 1065 Budapest, Révay köz 4, Hungary