István Hegedűs gave an interview to Civil Rádió about the German parliamentary elections on 25 September 2017 (4:55 pm). He emphasised that in spite of the good results of the Alternative für Deutschland party, the political agenda should not be dictated by the extreme right.
István Hegedűs participated at the worskhop "Fragility and Resilience of Democracies in Europe. Where now for Citizenship Education and Civil Societies“ organised by NECE (Networking European Citizenship Education) in Gdansk on 12-13 November 2017.
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.