Our study aims to present the opportunities for green-left politics in the following years in Hungary, especially in the context of the ongoing economic and social crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Besides revealing the societal problems Hungarians have been the most concerned about during the coronavirus crisis, our research also gives an overview of the public perception of the Hungarian government’s climate policy as well as some symbolic green and left-wing policies. Furthermore, our results also show whether it is the government or rather the opposition which is considered to be more credible regarding various societal issues by the Hungarian public.
After the presentation of our new research, an online panel will take place. Our distinguished guests will discuss the chances of success for green-left policies in the midst of the coronavirus crisis and what role the principles of social justice and sustainability can play in the 2022 Hungarian parliamentary elections.
Date and time of the event: 21 October 2020 (Wednesday), 16:00-17:00
ONLINE EVENT – ZOOM
16:00 – 16:05 – Opening remarks
Jörg Bergstermann, Co-director of Friedrich Ebert Stiftung’s Budapest office
16:05 – 16:15 – Presentation of "The prospects of green-left politics in Hungary”
András Bíró-Nagy, Director, Policy Solutions
16:15 – 17:00 – Panel discussion: The prospects of green-left politics in times of the Covid-19 crisis and its chances at the 2022 elections
Ágnes Kunhalmi, Co-chair of the Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP), Member of Parliament
Tímea Szabó, Co-chair of Dialogue for Hungary (Párbeszéd), Member of Parliament
Moderator of the event: Krisztina Bombera (ATV)
The official language of the conference is Hungarian. English translation will be provided.
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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