Debates on Europe: Budapest & Beyond Defending Intellectual Freedom
4–7 May 2021
The first event in the Debates on Europe series took place in Budapest in 2012. Meanwhile, almost a decade on, Hungarian “illiberal democracy” has developed into one of the biggest challenges facing the European integration project. High time to revisit the issue of Hungary’s role in Europe.
The Programme & Speakers
In five events from 4 to 7 May, Zsófia Bán, Győző Ferencz, Anna Gács, Timothy Garton Ash, Rüdiger Görner, Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger and other writers, experts and public intellectuals discussed the importance of academic and artistic freedom and what it actually is. Thank you to everyone involved!
What is Debates on Europe?
Since its inception in 2012, the series Debates on Europe has been hosted in places where the idea of Europe is at stake. In international discussion forums organized in cooperation with local actors – mainly in eastern and south-eastern Europe – it addresses the most pressing issues on the European agenda. By supporting civil society in places where this is still emerging or under pressure it furthers free and open debate on cultural, social and political issues.