22.01.2019 | Flight, Migration, Integration in Europe | Events, News

The Swiss Asylum Procedure: A Future Model for Europe?

In March, Switzerland will introduce a new asylum procedure. Dr. Constantin Hruschka analyses the changes.


Friday, 18.01.19 - BMC | Social-political Dialogue | Events

Hungarian Politics 2018

The yearbook "Hungarian Politics" is a joint annual review published by the think tank Policy Solutions and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung since 2014. The...


Thursday, 06.12.18 - Rome | Flight, Migration, Integration in Europe | Events

Conference: External borders and internal divisions of Europe

Policies and politics of migration


Friday, 16.11.18 | Flight, Migration, Integration in Europe | Events

Screening „Styx”

A parable for European responsibility


Wednesday, 17.10.18 - Politikatörténeti Intézet | Social-political Dialogue | Events

Marx (1818-2018): Central and Eastern European Perspectives

2018 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx, the important social theorist and eponym of Marxism. With his societal studies and theory...


Tuesday, 09.10.18 to Wednesday, 10.10.18 - Bratislava | Flight, Migration, Integration in Europe, Flucht, Migration und Integration, Menekültügy, migráció, integráció Európában | Events, Rendezvények, Veranstaltung

Forum on Integration

Forum on Integration – Bratislava - 09.10. – 10.10.2018


Europe experienced a large inflow of migration over the last years, the asylum numbers have...


| Flight, Migration, Integration in Europe | News, Events

New publication: On Europe’s External Southern Borders – Situation Report on Migration Management

How is migration managed at the external southern borders of Europe? Read our case studies from Greece, Spain, Italy, Hungary, Croatia & Bulgaria.


Tuesday, 26.06.18 | Social-political Dialogue | Events

The political compass of the Hungarian society

What does the value system of Hungarian society look like? This was the center point of the conference organized by the Policy Solutions Political...


Thursday, 21.06.18 - FES | Economic and Social Policy, Trade Union Cooperation | Events

Expert discussion on the current state of trade unions

The Hungarian trade union landscape is severely fragmented with more than 1,000 registered unions. The fall of membership levels over the past years...


Thursday, 14.06.18 - Premier Kultcafé | Events

Fear eats up the soul

„Fear eats up the soul” was the title of the conference organised by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung on 14 July 2018. Four renowned researchers, Tamás...


Thursday, 31.05.18 - MASZSZ | Economic and Social Policy, Trade Union Cooperation | Events

Presentation of the 2017 Hungarian minimum subsistence figures

Since 2015, when the Central Statistical Office (KSH) decided to stop the collection and disclosure of minimum subsistence data, the...


Wednesday, 30.05.18 - Kossuth Klub | Gender equality in East-Central Europe, Nemek közötti igazságosság Kelet-Közép-Európában, Geschlechtergerechtigkeit | Rendezvények, Events, Veranstaltung

The Economics of Care and its Growing Importance

Care for children, the sick and the elderly – still done mostly by women – is an elementary function in our society, which provides a basis for the...


Thursday, 17.05.18 | Gender equality in East-Central Europe | Events

Women’s affairs 2018 – Expectations regarding women and women’s expectations in Hungary

It often seems as if in Hungary the reality experienced by women hardly coincides with the public discourse on the situation of women in society....


Wednesday, 11.04.18 - CEU | Social-political Dialogue | Events

Hungary after the election - Questions and answers to the electoral system

At the Hungarian parliamentary election on 8 April 2018 , the governing parties unexpectedly secured a third consecutive parliamentary two-thirds...


Wednesday, 28.03.18 - CEU | Social-political Dialogue | Events

Ukraine and the V4 countries face a crisis: What happens next?

Geographically, the Visegrád Group countries are the gateway to Europe for Ukraine. As a neighboring country, Ukraine has an important impact on...


Tuesday, 27.03.18 - Kossuth Klub | Economic and Social Policy, Trade Union Cooperation | Events

Development of wages in Europe: can we call it a success story?

In recent years, wage levels increased sharply in Central and East European economies. How sustainable is this positive trend and when can we expect a...


Monday, 26.03.18 - Közgarden | Economic and Social Policy, Trade Union Cooperation | Events

What are trade unions doing for the youth of Europe?

On March 26, 2018, the FES Budapest office held a panel discussion on European youth policy and trade unions. The panelists included young union...


19.03.2018 | Economic and Social Policy, Trade Union Cooperation | Events

The changing role of women - from women in the Jacobin movement to the trade union of female roboters

One day before International Women's Day on March 7, trade union representatives met in Budapest to discuss women's role in today's society. The...


Saturday, 10.03.18 - Kossuth Klub | Economic and Social Policy, Trade Union Cooperation | Events

Europe on the social road – community for the society, with the people

"Fundamental social rights take precedence over economic interests. They are a cornerstone of a social Europe." With these words, Reiner Hoffmann,...


Monday, 19.03.18 - Andrássy University Budapest | Flight, Migration, Integration in Europe, Flucht, Migration und Integration | Events, Veranstaltung

Migration Talks: "The Duty to Be Generous: European Ideas on Migration"

The talk addresses the ways in which “the West”, has mainstreamed its responsibilities to provide asylum to the needy by leaning heavily on human...


05.03.2018 | Social-political Dialogue | News, Events

Should the left-wing opposition in Hungary cooperate with Jobbik?

The unexpected defeat of the Fidesz-candidate at the mayoral election in Hódmezővásárhely has revitalised the public debate about a co-operation...


| Social-political Dialogue | Events

The situation of trade unions in Hungarian society

Short-term and long-term problems of the Hungarian trade union movement were high on the agenda of the event on February 27 that took place within the...


| Flight, Migration, Integration in Europe, Flucht, Migration und Integration | Events, Veranstaltung

Looking behind the culture of fear

Fear and rejection of migrants and foreigners is so widespread in some European countries that it can be seen as a socially shared norm, while in...


19.02.2018 | Social-political Dialogue | Events

The far-right in Hungary

"The Hungarian Far Right - Social Demand, Political Supply, and International Context" is the first English-language book on right-wing extremism and...


12.02.2018 | Events

Welcome to the new homepage of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Budapest, Hungary

Here you can find more information about our topics, upcoming and past events as well as our publications.

Enjoy browsing through our page.



| Social-political Dialogue | Events

Healthcare in a just society

“What should a national public healthcare system look like in a just society?” This was the key question of the panel discussion on January 30...


| Social-political Dialogue | Events

Hungarian Politics 2017

It is now for the fourth time that we have published a year-end survey in cooperation with the Think Tank „Policy Solutions“. The book, „Hungarian...


| Flight, Migration, Integration in Europe | Events

Book Launch: „The Politics of Migration and the Future of the European Left”

Take a look at our newest collection of essays which take stock of how progressive political parties in Europe deal with migration.


Thursday, 30.11.17 - Budapest | Events

Social Europe?

The new European pillar of social right, which mainly consists of equality of opportunities regarding the labour market, fair working conditions as...


| Gender equality in East-Central Europe | Events

The political heritage of Anna Kéthly

Anna Kéthly (1889-1976) was one of the most predominant politicians of the Hungarian left in the 20th century.


Tuesday, 07.11.17 | Gender equality in East-Central Europe, Geschlechtergerechtigkeit, Nemek közötti igazságosság Kelet-Közép-Európában | Rendezvények, Events, Veranstaltung

The Future of the European Union - Feminist perspectives from East-Central Europe

The event took place on the 7th of November 2017, on the occasion of the newly published volume with the same title, organised by the regional gender...


Tuesday, 31.10.17 - Budapest | Flight, Migration, Integration in Europe | Events

An Occasional Alliance or a new power in Europe? The V4s Coalition Building along the Refugee Issue?

There is a growing coalition forming around Hungary, linking the V4 countries and various nationalist/populist forces in European politics. This new...


Tuesday, 24.10.17 - Budapest | Gender equality in East-Central Europe | Events

Regional and gender pay inequalities in Europe

One of the main goals of our event on 24 October 2017 was to discuss the links between the West-East and the gender pay inequalities.


Wednesday, 18.10.17 to Saturday, 21.10.17 - Catania | Flight, Migration, Integration in Europe | Events

Journalism & the 'Migration Crisis'

What lessons should journalists draw from the “migration crisis”? Trying to find answers, journalists from twelve different European countries visited...


Wednesday, 11.10.17 - Budapest | Gender equality in East-Central Europe | Events

Personal is political

Feminists initially used the phrase "personal is political" to mean that the treatment of women in the home and in the social sphere was a political...



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