International conference organised by HES: "The Future of Democracy and the Summit for Democracy from the Perspective of a Hungarian NGO"
Date: 26 November 2022, Saturday
Media coverage: Details of the Conference in the Report of Klubrádió (HU)
András Arató (Dorothy Hart Hirshon Professor in Political and Social Theory in the Sociology Department at the New School for Social Research) gave an online presentation entitled “A liberális demokrácia jövője - régi és új identitások” to HES members on 19 October 2021.
In 1989 our region, Central and Eastern Europe rose up. The countries of the region regained their freedom and independence, and they started on their path of democratization and development. Finally, in 2004, the V4 countries joined the European Union, an area of freedom and democracy. For many, these events are part of their everyday lives, for others, this is already history. We are looking for the latter!
The Hungarian Europe Society and its partners - as part of the 'EUritage' consortium led by WiseEuropa, a Warsaw-based think-tank - announce an essay competition for Hungarian high school and university students. Essays of maximum 1.000 word must be written in English and should reflect on the years of the democratic transition or the effects of EU integration in the region.
The Hungarian Europe Society was one of the initiators of the demonstration held on 12 April 2017 at Heroes Square in Budapest against the proposed bill that would stigmatise non-governmental organisations.
In the framework of the Citizen-rights project trainers of the Foundation for Democratic Youth in co-operation with the Hungarian Europe Society held sessions about democratic rights and responsibility for altogether hundred students of the Petrik Lajos Bilingual Secondary School, the Alternative Secondary School of Economics, the Városmajori Secondary School and the Politechnikum between November 2015 and January 2016.
Jan-Werner Müller, Professor at Princeton University held a presentation on 11 March, 2009.
On 19-20 September 2008, Attila Bartha, István Hegedűs and Beáta Huszka participated at the conference of LIBSEEN entitled “The Liberal future of the region” in Osijek.