Family Policy Trends in Central-Eastern Europe | 17 October


Family Policy Trends in Central-Eastern Europe

Republikon Intézet

The Republikon Institute – supported by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom – is organizing a conference about how we could articulate liberal values through family policy. In recent years, right-wing populists among Central-Europe wish to become the sole political actors who represent families in the political landscape. In our conference, we aim to demonstrate that liberals have an alternative to the chauvinistic alt-right family definitions and to the exclusionary family support system.

Venue and date of the event:

- Magvető Café, 1074 Budapest, Dohány street 13.

- 17th October 2023., Tuesday, 10:00 – 13:30


10:00 | Opening remarks

- Gábor Horn, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Republikon Foundation

- Daniela Matousová, Project Manager of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation

10:10 | First panel: Liberal Family Policies in Central-Eastern Europe

- Radovan Durana, Analyst, INESS (SK)

- Milosz Hodun, Expert, Nowoczesna (PL)

- Jana Paloncyová, Head of Department for Family Policy Issues, Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs (CZ)

- Ivett Szalma, Senior Research Fellow of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Centre of Social Sciences, Head of Research Group on Reproductive Decisions

11:45 | Second Panel: Hungarian Family Polcy: Goals, Tools, Performance

- Slomó Köves, Chief Rabbi of the Unified Hungarian Jewish Congregation

- Szandra Kramarics, social policy expert

- Balázs Krémer, Sociologist, socio-political scientist, associate professor, OR-ZSE

- Dorottya Szikra, Head of Department, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Centre for Social Sciences, Institute of Sociology

Moderator: Márton Schlanger, Researcher, Republikon Institute

Technical informations:

- Working languages: English and Hungarian. Simultaneous translation will be provided for both sections.

- The event is free, please register here:

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