NGO Consultation

NGO Consultation

Judit Bayer represented HES at a workshop organised by the Eötvös Károly Institute (EKINT) and the Budapest Goethe Institute on 17 October 2017. Participants discussed the interests and responsibility of civil society in defending European values. How can NGO-s secure the common values declared in Article 2 of the European Treaty requesting the European institutions and their own national governments to account how they implement them? Speakers included Sándor Radnóti, the president of the broad of trustees of EKINT; Gábor Bojár, founder of Graphisoft; Zoltán Fleck, lawyer; András Polgár, writer; Endre Sik, sociologist and János Kárpáti, former correspondent of the Hungarian News Agency (MTI) in Brussels. In her contribution Judit Bayer pointed out that civil organizations in any member state have the right to request data of public interest related to national authorities and the European institutions investigating what the European Union has done for the realisation of European values in endangered member states and for what objectives European transfers have been spent in these countries.  

István Hegedűs was a guest speaker at the event entitled "Let's Have Republic!" organised be the Eötvös Károly Policy Institute on 17 March 2019 in the Miklós Radnóti Education Centre.  
Kata Nagy participated at the NGO Market 2019 organised by the Forum 2000 Foundation on 10 April 2019 in Prague, attended by more than 200 non-profit organisations.
Salil Shetty, Secretary General of the Amnesty International met representatives of Hungarian NGO-s, including István Hegedűs, at L'Office on 12 October 2017.
Uncertain Times: The Future of Trans-Atlantic Relations from the Perspective of NGOs and Think Tanks in Central Europe and Hungary - online webinar series organised by the Hungarian Europe Society - Seventh Debate The challenges of digitalisation and economic competitiveness Date: 14 June 2021,...
On 29 January 2018 fourteen Hungarian civil organisations, including HES, submitted a joint appeal to the European Court of Human Rights, asking the court to declare that the anti-civil act on "foreign funding" violates fundamental rights. The Hungarian Constitutional Court has not dealt with their...