Aims and Objectives

The Danube Institute exists to provide an independent center of intellectual debate for conservatives and classical liberals and their democratic opponents in Central Europe.

Based in Budapest and Washington it seeks to engage with centre-right institutions, scholars, political parties and individuals of achievement across the region to discuss problems of mutual interest. 

The Institute also seeks to establish a two-way transmission belt for centre-right ideas, policies and people between Central Europe, Western Europe, and the English speaking world, and to provide an authoritative source of rational and commonsens reporting and commentary for those covering Central Europe for the world outside the region.

Danube institute was founded by the Batthyány Lajos Foundation in 2013 and enjoys a close working relationship with the bi-monthly journal Hungarian Review.

The Institute promotes its aims through two main programmes:  the publication of studies on issues of public controversy and through seminars, debates, and public lectures. However, our activities go beyond a purely economic or political agenda to address the cultural and moral topics which increasingly shape attitudes to public policy issues.

Accordingly, it hosts film screenings and reviews plays and other works of particular social, historical, and cultural interest. Our internship and scholarship programmes are intended to advance the intellectual development and career prospects of young people in Central Europe.

The Future of the West: Rod Dreher in Budapest (video)

Videos

The lecture of Rod Dreher on the Benedict Option and the future of the West at the Danube Institute.

Germany Between Elections and a New Government (video)

Videos

A debate on the German political landscape at the Danube Institute.

The EU and Israel: an uneasy relationship (video)

Videos

Professor Eytan Gilboa (Israel Public Diplomacy Forum) and Dr. István Gyarmati (ICDT) talked about the Middle East.

Demography conference at the Danube Institute (video)

Videos

Conference on demography in Budapest.

Catalonia: autonomy or secession? (video)

Videos

What theoretical and practical implications does the Catalan example have for Spain and Europe? A discussion at the Danube Institute.

This was the Brexit game (video)

Videos

In November 2017, Danube Institute and Negomoot organized a Brexit game for students.

100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution (videos)

Videos

Videos of the conference on the anniversary of the russian revolution.

Austrian Economics Meeting Europe: Call for Papers

Future events

The Austrian Economics Meeting Europe invites young scholars to next year's meeting in Budapest.

Germany Between Elections and a New Government: ‘Encore’ or New Casting?

Date: 13/02/2018 4:00 p.m.
Location: 24 Eötvös u., 1067 Budapest
A debate on the German political landscape in 2018 at the Danube Institue, on February 13.

Autonomy or secession: the case of Catalonia

Date: 29/11/2017 4:00 p.m.
Location: 1067 Budapest, Eötvös u. 24., Danube Institute
What theoretical and practical implications does the Catalan example have for Spain and Europe? A discussion at the Danube Institute.

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H-1067 Budapest, Eötvös u. 24.
Phone: +36 1 269 1041
E-mail:info@danubeinstitute.hu
www.danubeinstitute.hu


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