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Budapest Forum 2022 – Building Sustainable Democracies

Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 8:30 am – Thursday, September 22, 2022, 5:00 pm

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 2022, organized by the Municipality of Budapest, Political Capital and the CEU Democracy Institute, 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 program 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).

To register as an in-person or online attendee for this event, please click here.