Stock-Exchange on Information

"The creation of a Europe-wide database of NGO-s supporting the development of European integration, as well as a database on private foundations and other sponsors ready to support them, would highly assist the activities and horizontal cooperation in this field. Partnerships might emerge among those organizations which are prepared and capable to work together for the future of Europe", suggested Györgyi Kocsis on a focus-group discussion organised by consultant firms at the Representation of the European Commission to Hungary on 16 November 2013.

From Neelie Kroes

On 13 November 2013, the Vice-President of the European Commission answered in details to the letter of four Hungarian NGO-s, including the Hungarian Europe Society, in which the civil organisations had criticised the procedure of the Hungarian media authority regarding the licensing of frequency to Klubrádió.

Comparison between Hungary and Norway

"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). The organisers invited the interested media professionals to discuss the ideal structure and functions of the media authority.

A Free and Pluralistic Media to Sustain European Democracy

On 14 June 2013 Hungarian NGO-s completed their opinion on the recommendations of the High Level Group on Media Freedom and Pluralism (Frieberga Committee) as part of a public consultation initiated by the European Commission. HES was represented by Judit Bayer and István Hegedűs at the meetings of the civil organisations.

The Hungarian Example


As a member of the international "Visa-free Europe Coalition", the Hungarian Europe Society, together with the Ukrainian NGO “Europe without Barriers” and the CEU Center for EU Enlargement Studies, was one of the organisers of the event entitled „EU Visa Policy: What Neighbors Could Do? Example of Hungary”; which took place on 8 April 2013 at Central European University (CEU) in Budapest.

Overseas Visitors


The Hungarian Europe Society, as the partner of the German Marshall Fund of the United States of America, was once again the organiser of the study tour of US fellows in Budapest between 22 and 26 March 2013. The guests had professional and political meetings, including presentations by HES members. Györgyi Kocsis made an introductory lecture on the Hungarian political development, whilst István Hegedűs spoke about Hungary as a member state of the European Union, and Zsuzsanna Szelényi talked about the political concepts of Együtt 2014 Movement.


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