István Hegedűs and Erik Uszkiewicz travelled for the kick-off meeting of the EU-funded DIACOMET project held on 13-14 June 2023 in Kaunas, Lithuania.

DIACOMET: Fostering capacity building for civic resilience and participation: Dialogic communication ethics and accountability


Funded by the European Union (grant agreement ID: 101094816).

The Renew Europe Group in the European Parliament, in cooperation with the Geremek Foundation, is proud to announce the establishment of the “Bronisław Geremek internship program”, honouring the legacy of the historian, thinker, leader of the Polish democratic movement, architect of Poland’s accession to the EU and NATO, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Member of the ALDE Group in the European Parliament.

The next edition of the internship will commence in September 2023 and run for 5 months. Potential candidates are invited to send their applications by 20 June 2023. - DEADLINE EXTENDED!

István Hegedűs gave an interview to Klubrádió about the career of the Hungarian Prime Minister on 31 May 2023.

The Renewal of Liberal Democracy: Vision, Strategy, Competition. Parties and Civil Society
- hybrid international conference organised by the Hungarian Europe Society -
Date: 21 April 2023, Friday
Venue: Ibis Styles Budapest Center, Budapest 1074 Rákóczi út 58.

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Pictures from the international conference "The Renewal of Liberal Democracy: Vision, Strategy, Competition. Parties and Civil Society" organised by HES on 21 April 2023.

The Hungarian Europe Society organised a workshop with Hungarian experts entitled "The Renewal of Liberal Democracy: Strategy, Vision, Competition, Parties, Civil Society" on 20 April 2023 at the Ibis Styles Budapest Center. 

Summary of a Hungarian experts' workshop

On 23 February 2023 Epp Lauk and Kristina Juraitė, Professors at the Vytautas Magnus University Kaunas talked online about the objectives of the new DIACOMET project that will start with the participation of the Hungarian Europe Society after a successful application for an EU grant. They were followed by Krisztina Rozgonyi, senior scientist at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, who spoke about the legal framework of the concept and by Erik Uszkiewicz, who elaborated the role and tasks of HES in the consortium.

In February 2022 HES signed the joint declaraion of Civilizáció to object that the Hungarian authorities' continuously pestering the Oltalom Karitatív Egyesület and the Magyarországi Evangéliumi Testvérközösség (MET). The signatory organisations stand for Oltalom and the religious community of MET and refuse the government's long-lasting offensive against them.

HES signed a joint letter of Civilizáció in February 2022 to express its respect and appreciation to the civil disobedience of Hungarian school teachers. The signatory organisations support the teachers' claims and acknowlede: strike is a fundamental right!


The Hungarian Europe Society signed a letter to the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe issued by 20 civil groups on 13 January 2022 urging for a stricter observation of the fairness of the Hungarian parliamentary elections. 

In April 2021 HES signed the joint declaraion of Civilizáció about the importance of the withdrawal of the LeX NGO and about concerns over the following new draft law.