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General news and activity relating to the CEU Democracy Institute.

DILA 2023 Program Kicks Off

September saw the kick-off of the 2023 CEU Democracy Institute Leadership Academy (DILA) program with the first in-person session attended by a dynamic cohort of 19 outstanding fellows from Central Europe.

DI Publishes Its Annual Report

We are thrilled to announce the release of our Annual Report, another testament to our unyielding dedication to the advancement of democracy through research, collaboration across academic and professional disciplines, free exchange of ideas, and public engagement.

Budapest Forum 2023: How to Build Sustainable Democracies

World-renowned speakers, foreign policy experts, activists, and journalists will convene and discuss how to build sustainable democracies.

New Project for Research Incubation and Education on “Democracy and Development”

We are happy to announce the launch of our new project financed by the Open Society University Network to provide a platform for creative and critical collaboration between scholars from the Global South and the Global North with a focus on Democracy and Development.

Roma Civil Monitor at Council of Europe and OSCE

Our Project Officer and Co-Manager of the Roma Civil Monitor project, Roland Ferkovics addressed key challenges and presented a practical strategy to cope with problems.

Renata Uitz Appointed Professor at Royal Holloway

The CEU Democracy Institute congratulates DI Co-director Renata Uitz on her appointment as Professor of Law and Government at Royal Holloway, University of London (Department of Law and Criminology).

Zsolt Enyedi and Balazs Trencsenyi Awarded by CEU

Congratulations to our Senior Research Fellow Zsolt Enyedi for the CEU Research Excellence Award, and Balazs Trencsenyi, lead researcher of our Democracy in History Workgroup for the CEU Community Service Excellence Award!

What Is Illiberalism? Discussion with Cas Mudde

Members of the AUTHLIB consortium met with Cas Mudde for a hybrid workshop in Budapest, which focused on discussing the project's progress to date with the exchange touching on both conceptual and empirical questions regarding illiberalism.

Judit Szakacs, Eva Bognar: Digital News Report - Hungary

This year’s Reuters Institute Digital News Report provides evidence that news audiences are becoming more dependent on digital and social platforms. Our researchers, Judit Szakacs and Eva Bognar wrote the chapter on Hungary.

Hungary, European Democracy, and the Rule of Law in the Age of Geopolitics

Did you miss our event co-organized with the Austro-French Centre for Rapprochement in Europe, the French Institute of International Relations and Political Capital Institute, featuring Dietmar Schweisgut, Peter Balazs, Ursula Plassnik, Jacques Rupnik, Zsuzsanna Szelenyi and Peter Kreko, moderated by Paul Lendvai? Read a summary, or re-watch it now.