The Hungarian Example

The Hungarian Example


As a member of the international "Visa-free Europe Coalition", the Hungarian Europe Society, together with the Ukrainian NGO “Europe without Barriers” and the CEU Center for EU Enlargement Studies, was one of the organisers of the event entitled „EU Visa Policy: What Neighbors Could Do? Example of Hungary”; which took place on 8 April 2013 at Central European University (CEU) in Budapest.

The presentations and round table discussions were arranged to enhance the public discourse about borders, visa policies and free movement of people in Europe.

The speakers of the event discussed visa issues between EU member states and Eastern European countries outside the European Union. The example of the Hungarian visa policy towards the Ukraine, considered to be a good practice, was one of the important topics.

The art photo exhibition “Visas? Why?” was also part of the agenda. The pictures of the exhibition showed personal stories and difficulties of some famous Ukrainian individuals (journalists, writers, civil activists, academics and sportspeople) they faced when they required visa.  Jerzy Celichowski represented HES on this event, whilst Péter Balázs, member of the Advisory Board of HES, and Attila Melegh, member of the society were also among the speakers.

The exhibition can be visited in CEU until 22nd April 2013. (Octagon Area, 1051 Budapest, Nádor utca 9.)
Photos of the Exhibition

22 April 2013.
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