Winds of Change in Budapest

Winds of Change in Budapest

Representing the Hungarian Europe Society, Györgyi Kocsis and Kata Nagy participated at the reception given by Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony, and Deputy Mayor Gábor Kerpel-Fronius on 20 November 2019 in the Capital City Hall to which more than ninety Hungarian civil organisations had been invited. "NGOs are going to be our living conscience" -  said Gergely Karácsony in his speech at the event, pledging that - in contrast to the past - in the future the Budapest local council is willing to cooperate with the civil sector as a partner in all its important decisions. A framework for this engagement has been laid out in the proposal for a structured dialogue sent to the Budapest Mayor by 20 NGOs, including the Hungarian Europe Society, cooperating in the "Civilizáció" coalition.

Györgyi Kocsis attended a meeting on 23 November 2019 in Budapest between representatives of Hungarian NGOs, media-outlets and Marco Perduca, a former Italian senator and co-founder of the human rights defender organisation Science for Democracy.

Kata Nagy participated at the workshop organised in the framework of the annual Forum 2000 held on 13-15 October 2019 in Prague in the American Center. The Hungarian Europe Society was a co-organiser of the event.

At the annual meeting of the Hungarian Europe Society István Hegedűs was re-elected as chairman of the organisation on 3 November 2011. Jerzy Celichowski and Györgyi Kocsis have become the two vice-chairpersons.

On 25 May 2013, in the weekly HVG, Györgyi Kocsis analysed the position of the Hungarian Socialist Party on the potential disenfranchisement of the Hungarian government in the Council of the European Union.

"Changing models of media authorities" - was the title of the public debate held on October 3rd in the House of the European Union by the Center for Independent Journalism and the Mérték Médiaelemző Műhely (a think tank for media research and analysis).