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 Realitie
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.
The Hungarian Europe Society organised a workshop entitled "Illiberal democracies – what can the European Union do in case a member state regularly and systematically breaches European values and regulations?" on 24 April 2015 in Hotel Marmara, Budapest.