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Wednesday, 21. September 2022 – Thursday, 22. September 2022 Save in my calendar

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Budapest Forum 2022

Building Sustainable Democracies

The 2nd Budapest Forum, a high-profile pro-democratic Central Eastern European event takes place in September, with Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung as a strategic partner. 

Budapest Forum aims to establish itself as a markedly pro-democratic, anti-populist Central Eastern European platform. After the success of last year’s policy-heavy discussions focusing on the most pressing challenges democracy is facing today, the Budapest Forum is convinced that it is not only the multitude of crises that define our time, but also the commitment and the intellectual prowess of broad segments of our societies to tackle these crises.


WHEN:                 21. - 22. September 2022

WHERE:              CEU, Nador u. 15, Budapest, Hungary


LANGUAGE:        english, hungarian

ORGANISERS:   the Municipality of Budapest, Political Capital Institute and CEU Democracy Institute


Following last year's highly successful event, leading Hungarian and foreign experts, activists, decision-makers and journalists will discuss the most pressing social issues that citizens of democratic and nominally democratic countries may face nowadays.

Budapest Forum will address topics like:
- the effects of Russia’s war in Ukraine,
- the energy crisis,
- challenges for democracies in the Age of Populism,
- fake news as a mainstream phenomenon: state-funded disinformation campaigns and effective countermeasures,
- regional challenges and possibilities of climate change.

Guests of the conference among others will be Nikola Dimitrov, former Deputy Prime Minister of North Macedonia, Jamie Fly, President of Radio Free Europe in Washington, Sergey Guriev economist, provost of Science Po and former advisor to President Medvedev, Nina Hachigian, Deputy Mayor for International Affairs of the City of Los Angeles, Ivan Krastev political scientist, permanent fellow of the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, Borislav Sandov, Deputy Prime Minister of Bulgaria, Radosław Sikorski, Member of the European Parliament, and Rafał Trzaskowski, Mayor of Warsaw.

The detailed, continuously updated programme of the event is available here:

The conference language on site will be English, but all panels will be available with Hungarian interpretation – for online audience as well (via Zoom).



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