Invitation: Conference on the State of Populism in Hungary and the EU.

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and Policy Solutions cordially invite you to their joint conference: ‘The State of Populism in the EU and Hungary in 2016’. The objective of our conference to forecast the political changes in Europe based on the trends of populism in 2016. We will also investigate the similarities and the differences between the Hungarian and the western European populism.
Invitation: Conference on the State of Populism in Hungary and the EU.

Date and time of the event: 24 November 2016 (Thursday), 10:00-12:00

Venue: Mercure Budapest Korona Hotel (Budapest, 1053, Kecskeméti u. 14.)



10.00 – 10.15:  Opening remarks

Jan Niklas Engels, Head of Office, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Budapest


10.15 – 10.45: Presentation: “The State of Populism in 2016” yearbook         

Tamás Boros, Co-director, political analyst, Policy Solutions


10:45 – 12:00: Roundtable discussion. Populism in Hungary: trendsetter of trend follower?


Attila Juhász

Senior analyst, Political Capital


Júlia Lakatos

Head of international affairs, Centre for Fair Political Analysis


Gellért Rajcsányi

Editor-in-chief at Mandiner


12.00 – 12.30: Reception


The guests of the event will receive a free copy of our yearbook (in Hungarian).


The official languages of the conference are Hungarian and English. Translation will be provided.


Please register before 21 November 2016 at info@policysolutions.hu


We are looking forward to seeing you at the conference.


About Us

Policy Solutions is a progressive political research institute based in Budapest. It was founded in 2008 and it is committed to the values of liberal democracy, solidarity, equal opportunity, sustainability and European integration. The focus of Policy Solutions’ work is on understanding political processes in Hungary and the European Union. Among the pre-eminent areas of our research are the investigation of how the quality of democracy evolves, the analysis of factors driving euroscepticism, populism and the far-right, and election research. 



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