Republikon Institute was founded in 2007 and became fully operational in 2008. Independent from any political party but committed to democratic values, tolerance, and the construction of a more open society, Republikon has been endeavouring to shape policy thinking and public debate with its innovative approach to politics and policy. It is the mission of Republikon to articulate new ideas, to find ways of making the values of liberal democracy, human rights and tolerance more popular and to contribute to any future coalition between parties, civil organisations and NGOs critical of the authoritarian tendencies visible in Hungary. Our experts are professionals in political science, economy, sociology, international relations, education and communication and are dedicated to work for the aims of the Institute - some of them doing it also as active members of youth and civil organisations.
What we do to achieve these goals
1. Acting as a policy watchdog. Republikon aims to influence the public debate by shedding light on the operations of the government and the different political parties.
2. Advocating bold, new, innovative policy ideas. Republikon wishes to contribute to the policy agenda of Hungary. We are constantly monitoring policy with regards to human rights, healthcare, education, economy, tolerance, diversity and equality.
3. Working for a more open and tolerant society. Our projects supported by Hungarian and international donor organisations aims to promote democratic values, active national and European citizenship, social inclusion and sustainable development.