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...

New journal article: Central European MEPs as Agents of two Principals.

A new paper entitled "Central European MEPs as Agents of two Pincipals. Party cohesion in the European Parliament after Enlargement" has been published by András Bíró-Nagy in the European Quarterly of Political Attitudes and Mentalities.

PS-FEPS’ new Populism Tracker website was presented in Brussels

The Populism Tracker is a comprehensive website that aims at observing the trends of populism in all the Member States of the European Union. The website allows readers to track the popularity of all European populist parties on the Populism Map, analyse the trends with the help of the continuously updated Populism Graph, and read the studies, rese...

Merry Christmas and Successful New Year!

On behalf of Policy Solutions research institute, we wish you a merry and peaceful Christmas and a successful New Year! Thank you for reading our analyses and attending our conferences in 2016, and we hope that you will follow our activities next year too.

Invitation: „How are Populist Movements attracting Millennials and why?”

Policy Solutions and the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) cordially invite you to their joint event, entitled: “Politics and Leadership: How are Populist Movements attracting Millennials and why?”

New study: Jobbik going mainstream. Strategy shift of the far-right in Hungary

András Bíró-Nagy and Tamás Boros, co-directors of Policy Solutions have published a new analysis on the strategy shift of Jobbik, Hungary's far-right party. The book chapter entitled 'Jobbik going mainstream. Strategy shift of the far-right in Hungary' is a contribution to a new book on the 'Extreme Right in Europe'.

Publication and conference: „The Political Background of the Refugee Crisis in Europe”

​An international conference was held by Policy Solutions and the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) on 2 June 2016 in Brussels on the political background of the refugee crisis. The purpose of this joint conference was to review how politicians and the society in central and eastern Europe have responded to the current refugee cris...

Analysis: Beware the Brexit 'tipping point'

Hungary’s populist right acknowledge the damage Brexit will cause. But Prime Minister Orbán should learn the lesson that flirting with Euroscepticism domestically is a dangerous game. The lessons are obvious: if a leader goes too far, it might not be enough to counterweight years of Euroscepticism with a few months of pro-European campaigning. The...

Policy Solutions launched its photobook on the Hungarian voting groups

Our photobook, Politics and Classes, presents 20 different Hungarian voting groups through 20 photos. The pictures were taken by photojournalist Ákos Stiller based on opinion polls describing the different social groups.

Publication: The Hungarian public and the European Union

The aim of Policy Solutions’ study – ‘The Hungarian public and the European Union’ – is to investigate how the Hungarian public opinion has changed about the European Union since 2010, in a period when the EU had to adapt to continuous crisis management, while at the same time domestic critical voices have also increased.


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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