Where Does the PERC-index Stand? or from EU Destructivists to Federalists: the Relationship of Hungarian Parliamentary Parties towards the European Union& is the title of the project by the research team of the Hungarian Europe Society.
'Public Administration Reform in Visegrad Countries: Lessons Learned for Belarus and Ukraine'- HES is the Hungarian partner of the Czech AMO(Association for International Affairs) in the international coorporation that aims to contribute to building a modern and efficient public administration system based on democratic values in two countries of the Eastern Partnership. The project was running from October 2012 to March 2014 and supported by the International Visegrad Fund. The HES organized a short study trip for Belarusian experts in Budapest, April 2013.
The collection of signatures ended one year after the European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) on Media Pluralism and Press Freedom had been approved by the European Commission on 19 August 2013. The Hungarian campaign was led by the coalition of the Hungarian Europe Society, Milla (One Million for the Freedom of the Press in Hungary), the Standards Media Monitor, the South East European Network for Professionalization of Media (SEENPM), the Hungarian branch of the Association of European Journalists and the National Association of Hungarian Journalistson the initiative of HES.
The Hungarian Europe Society started a series of events focusing on the Central European region in order to give floor to alternative concepts and ideas challenging illiberal, populist narratives about the role of Visegrad countries inside the European Union. HES wants to create a network of like-minded think tanks, NGO-s and individuals in the region and beyond.
The project is funded by the International Visegrad Fund and implemented by Europe without Barriers (Ukraine) in the partnership with Nasz Wybor (Poland), Poradna pro Integraci (Czechia), Research Centre of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (Slovakia) and Hungarian Europe Society (Hungary).
The project is aimed at widespreading in popular media of detailed and argumentative data about the new labour legislation in V4 countries, methods of legal employment, sources of statistical data and expert interpretation.
International team of researchers from Ukraine, Poland, Czechia, Slovakia and Hungary will create a guide “Myths and stereotypes about Ukrainian labour migration to V4 countries”, covering media image of labour migration from Ukraine in media of 5 countries, analyzing the most common mistakes and myths, providing sources of trusted data for journalists, state officials and public persons who intend to make public statements about labour migration.
Project includes a workshop-presentation for Ukrainian journalists and experts in Kyiv with participation of foreign co-authors of the guide, and a series of presentations of the guide in V4 countries’ capitals.
Also Europe without Barriers will coordinate a 3-month competition for Ukrainian journalists in 5 categories: the best analytic publication, best explainer (“how to”), best reportage, best interview, best TV/radio program about labour migration to V4 countries.
The HES is a member of the Visa-free Europe Coalition which aim is to promote visa-free status for the citizens of Eastern Partnership countries and Russia. Declaration of Coalition