Ukraine at Turning Point

Ukraine at Turning Point

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Debunking Disinformation & Fake News on Ukraine's Labour Migration -

The Hungarian Europe Society together with Europe Without Barriers organised a workshop entitled "Ukraine at Turning Point - Debunking Disinformation & Fake News on Ukraine's Labour Migration" on 20 May 2019 in Budapest. The event was part of the "Promoting evidence-based media coverage of labour migration from Ukraine to V4 countries" project supported by the International Visegrad Fund.

PROGRAM

PRESENTATIONS

Attila Bartha (Center for Social Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Corvinus University of Budapest, Associate Professor; member of the Hungarian Europe Society): Beyond Ukrainian Labour Market Migration to Hungary: Economic Rationales and Discursive Patterns of Hungarian Labour Migration Policy

Ruslan Minich (Analyst, Europe Without Barriers, Kyiv): Ukraine's Labour Migration: Facts v Public Discourse

Erik Uszkiewicz (Vice-Chairperson, Hungarian Europe Society): Myths and Stereotypes about Ukrainian Labour Migration in Hungary

István Hegedűs' view was quoted in Il Piccolo on 2 September 2017 about the fresh request of the Hungarian government to the European Commission to contribute to the costs...

István Hegedűs gave an interview to Klubrádió on 6 September 2017 about the ruling of the European Court of Justice against the Hungarian government on the mandatory relocation scheme for asylum seekers.

Karolina Boiret (Uniwersytet Warszawski), Michał Czerniawski (Vrije Universitet Brussel), Aleksandra Szczerba-Zawada (Akademia im. Jakuba z Paradyża) and István Hegedűs (Hungarian Europe Society)

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 gave an interview to Klubrádió before the meeting of the leaders of the EU member states on 14 December 2017. He added that Donald Tusk, President of the European Council urged an open dialogue regarding the European refugee policy.

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.